Tarantino lets Polanski off — but brings in his own troubling fantasies of sexual abuse.
The newborn, who came into the world on Feb. 22, is named for Pick’s maternal grandfather.
The baby, the couple’s first, was born on Saturday afternoon and will be an Israeli citizen.The post [Quentin Tarantino and Israeli wife Daniel…
Quentin Tarantino has been recorded twice denying that Roman Polanski is a rapist.
The actress famously said she would speak out when she “wasn’t so angry.” That time is now.
Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino said he regrets not speaking out sooner about Harvey Weinstein.
At Passover-time, only one thing is as constant as the dry taste of matzo: the inevitable reruns of “The Ten Commandments.” While I have tremendous respect for the immovable classic, and Charlton Heston (or Old Stoneface, as he’s affectionately known in my family), 56 years is a good long run. It’s time for a change.
After he reviewed Lawrence Baron’s “The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema,” we asked contemporary Jewish film scholar Nathan Abrams for his choice of the best recent Jewish films. Below are his choices (in no particular order) of films over the last few decades that have made a significant impact in challenging stereotypes worldwide.
The death, earlier this year, of the famed Greek singer/songwriter Manolis Rassoulis at age 65 was a loss for Mediterranean music in general, particularly in Israel, where Rassoulis has performed to acclaim with the skilled ensemble Perach Adom (Red Flower).
To go along with controversial Jewish-revenge flick “Inglourious Basterds,” Newsweek’s Sarah Ball drew up a list of butt-kicking onscreen Jews including serious foes like the protagonists of “Munich” and “Defiance” and silly ones like “The Hebrew Hammer” and Zohan. It’s a cute list, but as Leah Berkenwald at Jewesses with Attitude points, out, all these Hebrew heroes have one thing in comon: They’re men. She writes: