Film

Hitler ‘comedy’ to be Germany’s Oscars entry

By JC Reporter, August 5, 2016

A mock documentary about Adolf Hitler has been shortlisted to represent Germany at the Oscars next year.

The comedy 'Look Who’s Back' depicts Hitler waking up in modern-day Berlin, becoming a reality TV star and secretly continuing his attempt at world domination.

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Alden Ehrenreich to play Han Solo in Star Wars spin-off

By JC Reporter, July 18, 2016

The actor due to play a young Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars spin-off has been announced – and it’s Jewish star Alden Ehrenreich.

Mr Ehrenreich, 26, will play the character made famous by Harrison Ford in 1977 in a prequel about the early life of Han Solo, one of the series’ most famous characters.

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Winning a Bafta is just as tough as teaching at JFS says award-winning filmmaker

By Sandy Rashty, May 11, 2016

A JFS teacher turned award-winning filmmaker has claimed that making ground-breaking films is just as challenging as teaching students at the largest Jewish school in Europe.

Neil Grant won a Bafta award for best factual series on Sunday after the success of his three-part Channel 4 documentary The Murder Detectives.

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Dustin Hoffman: 'People ask me, what are you? I say: ‘I’m a Jew'.'

By Josh Jackman, March 10, 2016

Academy Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman broke down in tears while learning about his great-grandmother, who escaped a Russian concentration camp.

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As Brüno, Sacha Baron-Cohen interviewed KKK man who went on to kill

By Josh Jackman, March 10, 2016

Sacha Baron-Cohen interviewed a white supremacist who went on to kill three people outside a Jewish community centre, the actor has revealed.

The British comedian filmed a scene with former Klu Klux Klan leader Frazier Glenn Miller - who was later sentenced to death - for his 2009 film Brüno. The footage was not included in the final cut.

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Woody Allen signs film deal with Amazon

By Josh Jackman, February 19, 2016

Woody Allen has signed a deal with online giant Amazon, selling them the rights to his latest film.

Amazon will screen the film, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell and Blake Lively, in cinemas this summer before making it available to customers on its streaming service Amazon Prime Video.

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Son of Saul Shoah film nominated for an Oscar

By Josh Jackman, January 14, 2016

Holocaust film Son of Saul has been nominated for an Academy Award, it was announced on Thursday.

The Hungarian production, which has already won a Golden Globe and a Grand Prix honour from Cannes during the awards season.

It was first shown in Britain at the UK Jewish Film Festival in November.

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The name's Bond - Shlomo Bond

By Sandy Rashty, December 28, 2015

The secret's out.

James Bond is a Jew.

That's right. Her Majesty's most loyal secret servant, 007, the apple of every woman's eye - is a nice yiddishe boy.

At least, that's what more than 300 people were told at a Limmud session with Rabbi Raphael Zarum, of the London School of Jewish Studies, on Monday afternoon.

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'I love Israel, I think it is a great, great country' says Israeli Film Festival winner Helen Mirren

By JC Reporter, October 30, 2015

Helen Mirren described Israel as “a great, great country” this week at the 29th Israeli Film Festival, where she was awarded the Career Achievement Award.

Upon receiving the award at the event on Wednesday in Beverley Hills, she spoke about her “love [for] Israel” and the impact it had had on her career.

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Steven Spielberg ‘working on Obama film’

By Jessica Weinstein, August 17, 2015

Director Steven Spielberg is reported to be working on a film about President Barack Obama’s legacy.

Although Mr Obama still has over a year left in office, he has been in conversation with the Jurassic Park and Lincoln director about developing a “narrative” for the years after he leaves his post.

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