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Curt Schleier, JTA
Curt Schleier, JTA

Rob Reiner on the set of his new film, the biopic 'LBJ.' (Electric Entertainment)

Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’ biopic

LOS ANGELES — By his own admission, Rob Reiner was not the right person to direct “LBJ,” a film biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the US....

Josh Gad, left, and Chadwick Boseman in "Marshall." (Barry Wetcher)

Film explores the story of Thurgood Marshall

LOS ANGELES — Actor Josh Gad may be best known for voicing Olaf in the animated Disney hit “Frozen” and originating the role of Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Tony...

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Twelve Books)

Sen. Frank de-humorizes himself

WASHINGTON — In February, 2015, Sen. Jim Inhofe carried a snowball on to the floor of the Senate to prove global warming did not exist. Everyone knows “it is very,...

Jessica Chastain as Antonina Zabinski in 'The Zookeeper's Wife'. (Focus Features)

Jessica Chastain stars as ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’

NEW YORK — Strong women are right in actor Jessica Chastain’s wheelhouse. There’s Maya, the fictional CIA agent in “Zero Dark Thirty,” whose work led Seal Team...

Joe Feingold and Brianna Perez in the Oscar-nominated short documentary 'Joe's Violin.'

Oscar speech? Holocaust survivor and his violin

NEW YORK — Filmmaker Kahane Cooperman hasn’t written an Oscars acceptance speech yet, but she likely will before the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 28. Not to jinx...

Adrien Brody as Isaac Amin in 'Septembers of Shiraz'

‘Septembers in Shiraz’ portrays great change in Jews’ fate after shah’s fall

NEW YORK — “Septembers of Shiraz” is a film about a prosperous Jewish family in Iran caught up in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution that overthrew the shah....

Rabin in his own words

NEW YORK — “Rabin in his Own Words,” which opened last week in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister...

Lex Luthor embraces Jewish culture

LOS ANGELES — When the highly anticipated movie “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opened nationally last week, several burning questions were finally answered....