Review: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

By Jonathan Foreman, March 17, 2011

Something about England seems to bring out the worst in Woody Allen. He appeared to be coming back to form in Whatever Works and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. But his latest film is of a piece with the wretched Match Point and Scoop, although less pleasing than either.


Review: The Company Men

By Jonathan Foreman, March 10, 2011

It is easy to see why many American critics disliked The Company Men, the quietly powerful movie debut of ER creator John Wells. Yes, it boasts a spectacular cast, including Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper.


London screening for 'nuclear Iran' film

By Jennifer Lipman, March 9, 2011

A film featuring a detailed examination of Iran’s nuclear ambitions and their impact on international security will have its European premiere at a London synagogue next week.


Hollywood deal for Israeli film clip search start-up

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2011

Film studio Universal has teamed up with an Israeli internet company to create the most comprehensive digital film archive yet.

AnyClip, founded in 2009 in Jerusalem, enables viewers to search for memorable scenes or key moments by entering keywords into a search engine.

Once a clip has been found, the scene can be watched online and posted on Facebook.


Oscar-winning Weinsteins face bribery lawsuit

By Jennifer Lipman, March 3, 2011

Just days after they won the Best Film Oscar for The King’s Speech, studio heads Harvey and Bob Weinstein have been accused of trying to bribe their way out of bad publicity.


On this day: Zero Mostel is born

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2011

The Broadway comedian was born Sam Joel in Brooklyn to Orthodox parents and spent his childhood learning at a yeshiva school, but chose to enter showbiz and change his name to Zero rather than follow in the family footsteps.


Oscars 2011 Live blog

By Jennifer Lipman, February 25, 2011

The JC is covering the Oscars live tonight from 11.30. Check our Oscars live blog for all the latest news on winners, losers, dresses, speeches and more.

Full Red Carpet coverage here

Best Picture
- Black Swan
- The Fighter
- Inception
- The Kids Are All Right


Review: Howl

By Jonathan Foreman, February 24, 2011

There are few films about poets and fewer that are based on poems.


Review: The Human Resources Manager

By Jenni Frazer, February 22, 2011

The Human Resources Manager has had a truly terrible day – and it is about to get worse.

Mark Ivanir’s wonderfully woeful hangdog features find the zenith of their expression in Eran Riklis’s latest film, screened in preview by the UK Jewish Film Festival at London’s Tricycle Cinema last weekend.

Based on AB Yehoshua’s novella, A Woman in Jerusalem, Riklis’s film is warm, funny, and ultimately uplifting.


And the Oscar doesn't go to...Holocaust films?

By Tom Tugend, February 17, 2011

This is the first year for nearly 50 years that not a single Oscar or Golden Globe entry has focused on the horrors of the Shoah.

Equally ignored, with one peripheral exception, are films on World War II and the Nazi regime. Only a year ago, Jewish GIs were wiping out Hitler and his minions in Inglorious Basterds, and the year before we fed on German guilt and anti-Nazi resistance in The Reader, Defiance and Valkyrie.