Film critic Los Angeles Times, NPR's Morning Edition, author, Yiddishist
Jasmila Zbanic, named Europe’s best director for “Quo Vadis, Aida?”, insists on blaming individuals, not ethnic groups, for atrocities done as Yugoslavia imploded, a stance that can anger all sides.
She already felt a mystical connection with the director Pedro Almodóvar. For their seventh collaboration, “Parallel Mothers,” she gave her all, even collapsing after one scene.
Sidney Poitier and Peter Bogdanovich were geniuses of the Hollywood system who, with great success and frustration, worked to transform it in the same era.
The actors’ group will be unveiling its list amid a Covid-affected Oscar season.
The visual environments of “West Side Story,” “The Humans” and “Nightmare Alley” feel as alive as the actors.
The director, who worked with Sidney Poitier on 'Sneakers,' shares memories of the Hollywood legend.
Inside Joel Coen's solo venture, after a career co-directing with his brother Ethan, to film Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.
As he earns strong reviews for 'The Tender Bar,' Ben Affleck reflects on his career ups (he loved 'The Last Duel') and downs ('Justice League' was 'the worst experience').
The first Black performer to win the Academy Award for best actor, for “Lilies of the Field,” he once said he felt “as if I were representing 15, 18 million people with every move I made.”
As contenders like “West Side Story” and “Belfast” struggle for audiences, can a blockbuster like “Spider-Man: No Way Home” swing into the Oscar race?
Within one decade, the ’70s, he was transformed from one of the most celebrated of filmmakers, notably for “The Last Picture Show,” into one of the most ostracized.
An exhibition at a Jewish cultural center has plenty of artifacts to delight Trekkies — but it also notes the Jewish origins of the Vulcan salute.
"I could have made her larger than life and lovable and fabulous and beautiful, and you would have clapped at the end."