Tablet Goes to the Oscars

What if LincolnLife of Pi, and other Academy Award-nominated films got sequels starring Jewish characters?

Michael Moore Aids ‘Five Broken Cameras’ Director

Controversial filmmaker Emad Burnat was detained at LAX

Terror and the Surveillance State on Film

Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.

Hollywood’s New Shoah

The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?

Iran, Oscar Committee Both Hate Ben Affleck

From “Argo” to “Gangster Squad,”  a celluloid news round-up

Israeli Documentaries Make Oscar Shortlist

‘The Gatekeepers’ and ‘Five Broken Cameras’ are being considered

Prize Fighters

Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy

Antique Politik

In choosing vintage Dior for her Oscars dress, Natalie Portman became an icon of fashion diplomacy—by maintaining both her ethics and her endorsement deal

2 or 3 Things I Know About ‘A Separation’

The Iranian film beat the Israeli film and the Polish Holocaust film

Daybreak: U.S. Doubts Iran Bomb Program

Plus WikiLeaks makes another splash, and more in the news

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