Steven Spielberg

Trailer: Steven Spielberg's War Horse

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2011

Watch the full trailer for director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo's 1982 children's book and a recent West End hit.

The film is set for release in January 2012


Poster dauber given community service

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2011

A Cairo-born man who scrawled graffiti on posters featuring Jews will not face a custodial sentence or have to pay compensation.

Yacoub Osman, who daubed angry comments such as "F**k Israel" and a swastika symbol on posters of Lord Sugar and Jewish film director Steven Spielberg at Chalk Farm tube station, was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.


Judah Maccabee: as told by Mel Gibson

By Jennifer Lipman, September 9, 2011

What could possibly go wrong?


Beach drama as Spielberg sails to Sardinia

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2011

Life may be a beach for Hollywood stars Steven Spielberg and Gwyneth Paltrow, but that doesn't mean everyone in the sand is happy with them.

According to showbiz magazine Us Weekly, Mr Spielberg was fined more than £150 after he steered his speedboat too near to the Sardinia shore and interrupted a group of sunbathing visitors.


Super 8: new film from JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg

By Jennifer Lipman, June 16, 2011
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This year's most eagerly awaited film is Super 8, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Lost creator JJ Abrams. The film, set in summer 1979, follows a group of friends who inadvertently film a train crash, then realise it wasn't an accident.

Super 8 is set for UK release in August.


Steven Spielberg may make WikiLeaks, the movie

By Jennifer Lipman, March 2, 2011

Steven Spielberg may make a film about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

DreamWorks, the film studio co-founded by the Jewish director in 1994, has bought the rights to a book about the organisation by a former senior WikiLeaks executive, according to showbiz website Deadline.


WikiLeaks: Spielberg boycotted for Israel support

By Jennifer Lipman, December 20, 2010

Film director Steven Spielberg was the subject of an Arab League boycott for his support of Israel, a US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks has revealed.

The Jewish filmmaker gave $1 million to Israel in 2006 during the second Lebanon war.

In response, members of the Arab League voted to block the sale or distribution of his work, covering films including the Holocaust drama Schindler’s List and Munich\, the story of the aftermath of the Munich Olympic attacks.


Jewish cinema: Hollywood's kosher hits

By Jennifer Lipman, November 4, 2010

The 14th UK Jewish Film Festival runs until November 21 at cinemas across London. A look at some of the highs and lows of Jewish life on screen. Full coverage of the 2010 UK Jewish Film Festival



Spielberg's rabbi in adultery storm

By Paul Berger, September 16, 2010

Last year, Tobi Rubinstein-Schneier bought her husband Rabbi Marc Schneier an endangered Asian lion as a 50th birthday present.

This year, it is the high-flying, 51-year-old rabbi's career that is endangered as his wife files for divorce in a bitter lawsuit.

Rabbi Schneier is being accused of an affair with a woman in her thirties, which resulted in her pregnancy. As a result of the allegations, the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), the world's largest Orthodox rabbinical group, is now considering expelling him from their organisation.


Why ET goes the extra mile for me

By Bryony Gordon, August 5, 2010

Most early childhood memories involve learning to ride a bike without stabilisers, or that magic moment when you suddenly work out how to tie shoelaces. Perhaps it was finding 20 pence under your pillow in the morning, deposited there by the tooth fairy.

Or maybe it involved trying to stay awake in the hope of catching a glimpse of Father Christmas. A quick straw poll of the people in my office revealed that the most common recollection was a feeling of insane jealousy when their younger sibling was born.