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REEL DEAL: The new Yes Planet complex in Jerusalem.

After a year of being empty, cinemas to open next week

For a whole year, films have been delayed, tickets haven't been sold, and audiences are now itching to relive the cinema experience.

05/04/2021

Jessica Walter, known for roles in ‘Arrested Development', dies at 80

She was close to her daughter, TV executive Brooke Bowman, and had a long marriage to the Jewish actor Ron Leibman, who died in 2019.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
26/03/2021

Five notable Jewish, Israeli nominees for 2021 Oscars

“Mank,” the black-and-white Netflix film about Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, earned 10 Oscar nods, including for best picture, making up nearly half of Netflix’s total nominations.

By EMILY BURACK/JTA
16/03/2021

Women's empowerment: Esther, traffic and the Golden Globes - opinion

I thank God every day for having given me so many amazing female figures to idolize

By HADASSAH CHEN
04/03/2021

Lady Gaga offers $500,000 reward for two stolen dogs

The outlet said Gaga's dog walker was walking the dogs on Wednesday evening when he was shot. The third dog, Miss Asia, escaped and was later recovered.

By REUTERS
25/02/2021
Jason Biggs' dog

Jason Biggs jokes: I'll be unemployed if Hollywood realizes I'm not a Jew

He also joked that if his marriage falls apart, he’ll be in trouble.

By BEN SALES/JTA
15/02/2021

Valentine's Day: The best Jewish romance movies

Of course, you can always supplement Hollywood movies with Israeli films, where Jewish couples are the norm.

Cast member Carano poses at the premiere for the television series "The Mandalorian" in Los Angeles

Gina Carano fired from 'The Mandalorian' over social media controversy

Actress shared on social media a post insinuating that being a Republican today is like being Jewish during the Holocaust.

Joan Micklin Silver at the premiere of the film "A Private Matter"

Joan Micklin Silver, director of 'Hester Street', passes away at 85

Silver gained a respected reputation when Hester Street debut though she still faced sexist and antisemitic remarks from Hollywood executives.

The story behind ‘Mank:' 'Citizen Kane's Jewish screenwriter

It’s likely that only the most zealous of film buffs are aware of the Jewish sides to Mankiewicz’s story. Here’s some of that history.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
05/12/2020
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