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Stephen Applebaum

Stephen Applebaum is a widely published UK-based writer with more than 25 years' of experience contributing to newspapers and glossies at home and abroad

H Alan Scott
Film

‘I’m gay, raised as a Mormon and now I’m proudly Jewish.’

A new documentary tells the story of H. Alan Scott's journey from Mormon to Jew.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
‘I’m gay, raised as a Mormon and now I’m proudly Jewish.’
Steven Spielberg
Film

Interview: Steven Spielberg

Next year he'll celebrate 50 years as a Hollywood hotshot, this year he has two films out. Steven Spielberg tells Stephen Applebaum how it all started as a way of defusing antisemitism.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Interview: Steven Spielberg
Film

Oren Moverman on his 'Trumpian' film

Stephen Applebaum met the Israeli director of The Dinner, which stars Steve Coogan and Richard Gere

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Oren Moverman on his 'Trumpian' film
A scene from Foxtrot
Film

Foxtrot: a film about pain and trauma

The film Foxtrot has caused controversy in Israel. Stephen Applebaum met its director

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Foxtrot: a film about pain and trauma
From left: Kurt Braunohler, Showalter, writers Gordon and Nanjiani, and producers Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel
Interviews

'I’ve always been seen by other people as Jewish'

Michael Showalter, actor, comedian and writer, reveals how his own family story prompted him to direct the hit film The Big Sick

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
'I’ve always been seen by other people as Jewish'
Jake Gyllenhaal in Okja:
Film

Jake's going big — with a pig

He's known for his subtle style - but Jake Gyllenhaal's gone wild in his latest film, he tells Stephen Applebaum

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Jake's going big — with a pig
Ed Mosberg addresses participants at the 2017 March of the Living
Film

Talking to survivors

Llion Roberts' new documentary Destination Unknown captures the stories of Holocaust survivors. He tells Stephen Applebaum how and why he made the film.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Talking to survivors
Ed Mosberg at Birkenau during the March of the Living 2017, listening to the Hatikvah.
Film

Testimony of the survivors

Ed Mosberg has made it his life's work to testify about the horrors of the holocaust.Now he is featured in an extraordinary new film.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Testimony of the survivors
Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer in Snatched
Film

Review: Snatched

The new Amy Schumer movie is too lazy for laughs says Stephen Applebaum

Monday, May 22, 2017
Review: Snatched
Saar Maoz
Film

At peace with myself at last

His family rejected him because he was gay. But when a film was made about Saar Maoz, it helped him confront the past.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
At peace with myself at last