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Golden Globes 2020: Quentin Tarantino Speaks Hebrew and Other Jewish Moments

By Gabe Friedman / JTA As always, the Golden Globes was a coming together of some of Hollywood’s biggest Jewish talents. There weren’t many Jewish award...
Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems

Adam Sandler’s Performance in ‘Uncut Gems’ Is Oscar-Worthy

You’ve seen Chanukah-time Adam Sandler before, but never like this. Actually, though the latest from the Safdie brothers, Josh and Benny, opened nationally on Christmas...
Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro in a scene from The Irishman

Local Jewish Mobsters Make Appearances in ‘The Irishman’

By Emily Burack / JTA Warning: Mild spoilers follow. “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s latest organized crime epic, recently became streamable on Netflix. Even if the significant digital...
Tony Shalhoub plays Abe Weissman and Marin Hinkle portrays his wife, Rose

Tony Shalhoub on Playing the Jewish Dad in ‘Mrs. Maisel’

On a recent snowy afternoon, Tony Shalhoub is drinking tea in a room at the Whitby Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. He’s in the midst...
Tommy and Chuckie from the Rugrats Chanukah special

Chanukah on the Silver Screen: How Media Makes a Holiday

This holiday season, the Hallmark Channel added two movies with Jewish characters to its lineup. And that won’t be the only new milestone this winter...
A still from “Picture of His Life”

Gershman Film Fest Marks First Independent Year

For the first time in its 39-year history, the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival — also known as Fall Fest — will take place...
Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘The Spy'

Review | Sacha Baron Cohen’s New Show Is a By-the-Book Tale

In one of the rare moments in “The Spy” that aspires to a little bit more than a straightforward spy drama — a perfectly...
Abbi Jacobson and Andrea Helfrich

‘Broad City’ Creator Abbi Jacobson Talks About Ending Show

Abbi and Ilana are two young Jewish women. They’re best friends, living in New York City and going on wacky adventures. One day, they might...
Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo has dinner with Taika Waititi as imaginary Hitler and Scarlett Johansson as his mother

Film Review | ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Hits … and Misses

There’s a tradition of making fun of Hitler and the Nazis that dates to World War II — Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” opened...
Michael Stuhlbarg as Larry Gopnik in "A Serious Man"

On the 10th Anniversary of ‘A Serious Man,’ Rabbis Share Their Thoughts

By Stephen Silver / JTA It’s well known that the celebrated filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen come from a Jewish family in St. Louis Park,...