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James Mottram

James Mottram is a film journalist and author. He's written several books on film including The Making of Dunkirk, published in the UK by Titan.

Menashe Lustig and Ruben Niborski in Menashe
Film

Menashe: the strictly Orthodox film star

James Mottram meets Menashe Lustig who risked being shunned by his community to star in a film inspired by his life story

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Menashe: the strictly Orthodox film star
Dustin Hoffman and Noah Baumbach on set
Film

Interview: Noah Baumbach

“Nobody does that in showbusiness. To call and say ‘Hey, congrats on that…’ That doesn’t happen.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Interview: Noah Baumbach
Film

When the zoo became a place to hide

A new film tells the astonishing true story of a Warsaw couple who smuggled Jewish families from the ghettos and hid them from Hitler's killers in the basement of a zoo

Friday, April 21, 2017
When the zoo became a place to hide
Film

Ben Younger: film director, action man

Former yeshivah student turned film director Ben Younger is also a chef, a pilot and a motorcyclist

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Ben Younger: film director, action man
Natalie Portman: A new French accent
Film

Natalie Portman's medium performance

Portman's latest film, Planetarium, which receives its UK premiere at this year's London Film Festival, is the first time she's made a feature directed by a woman.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Natalie Portman's medium performance