Curt Schleier

'24 Days' Is a Real-Life French Horror Story

‘24 Days,’ a movie about the kidnapping and savage murder of a French Jews, will get you riled up — especially since it’s a true story.

A Closer Look at Concentration Camp Artists

‘Because I Was a Painter’ is a documentary about art that came out of the concentration camps. But the result is an intellectual exercise devoid of emotion.

Kevin Pollak Talks Comedy, Misery and Twitter Outrage

Kevin Pollak made his comedic debut when his mother came home unexpectedly and caught him lip-synching to Bill Cosby’s first album. His documentary ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ is out in New York this week.

Anton Yelchin on Playing Star Trek's Chekhov

Anton Yelchin was born in Russia to famous figure skating parents. Now he’s better known for playing Chekhov in ‘Star Trek’ movies and writer Brian Bloom in ‘5 to 7.’

The Audience: Ensconced in a suite at Manhattan’s Essex House, Helen Mirren gracefully admits journalist after journalist.

Will Helen Mirren Be Typecast as a Jew?

Meeting Helen Mirren almost feels like an audience with the Queen. But after playing two Jewish roles, the award-winner admits wondering if she might actually be a member of the Tribe.

'The Dovekeepers' Turns Masada Into Melodrama

The story of Masada is one of the most inspiring in Jewish history, an example of great martyrdom and courage. Unfortunately, CBS’s ‘The Dovekeepers’ turns the tale into melodrama.

How Jerry Adler Became Hollywood's Go-To Jew

Jerry Adler is best known for his role as ‘Hesh’ Rabkin, Jewish adviser on ‘The Sopranos.’ Adler, 86, currently appears in ‘Fish in the Dark,’ the Larry David comedy on Broadway.

10 Food Movies Everyone Should See

While it may seem as though deli is the only grub worthy of cinematic treatment, some foolish auteurs have tackled others. Here are 10 of the best food films ever, in our humble opinion.

'Deli Man' Pays Homage to Jewish Comfort Food

In ‘Deli Man,’ filmmaker Erik Greenberg Anjou takes us on a mouthwatering journey to Jewish delis across the country, from New York to Houston.

The Shooting Party: ‘Downton Abbey’ is currently in its fifth and final season.

‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Weighs in on His Debt to Judaism

‘Downton Abbey’ creator Julian Fellowes opens up about having his heart broken by a Jewish girl — and other ways in which Judaism influenced the hit series.