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The actors, writers and directors involved in the Israeli short film "White Eye," which has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Live Action Short category for the 93rd Academy Awards, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli short film ‘White Eye’ in the running for an Oscar

When Tomer Shushan had his bicycle stolen, the Israeli-born son of Moroccan Israeli immigrants went through a range of complicated emotions. Once he started the process of getting the bike back, he began to...

Unraveling the Truth of the Katyn Massacre

Piotr Szkopiakt, the director of the 2018 political thriller The Last Witness, streaming on Amazon Prime, provides a high-intensity political thriller based on true events. The film follows journalist Stephen Underwood (Alex Pettyfer) as he...

A Cloak and Dagger Israeli Spy Thriller

Damascus Cover, a 2016 film adapted from the 1977 novel of the same name by Howard Kaplan, is currently streaming on paid Amazon Prime. Kaplan, a native of Los Angeles, has lived in Israel and traveled...

When Nazis Tried to Wreck U.S., British Economies

Operation Bernhard was an exercise by Nazi Germany to forge British and American bank notes. The initial plan was to drop the notes over Britain to bring about a collapse of the British economy...

Steal Some Time to Watch ‘The Book Thief’

The Book Thief is a historical fictional novel published in 2005 by Australian author Markus Zusak. It is his most popular work having been translated into 63 languages selling over 16 million copies worldwide. The...

From Booze Smuggler to ‘Righteous Among Nations’

“Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.” This quote, taken from  the Talmud, is the subject of the 2018 film The Mover by veteran Latvian director Dāvis Sīmanis. It tells the true story of a...

A Deadly Game of Cat and Mouse

My Best Enemy (Mein Bester Feind), a 2011 film now streaming on paid Amazon Prime, opens in Vienna in 1938, just before Hitler is about to move his army into Austria. The film focuses on...

Sophia Loren plays elderly Holocaust survivor in ‘The Life Ahead’

Sofia Villani Scicolone first appeared into the movie called Quo Vadis in 1951 when she was only 15 years old. She was renamed “Sophia Loren” by her husband Carlo Ponti who also directed the film. Loren...

When You Kill Children, You Kill Infinite Possibilities

#AnneFrank. Parallel Stories, a 2020 documentary streaming on Netflix, is narrated by Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren who revisits Anne Frank’s life and the possibility of what she could have been; reading passages of her...

Movie Review: ‘Kastner and the Little Tuesday’

Kästner and the Little Tuesday, a 2016 movie originally titled in German as Kästner und der Kleine Dienstag is now streaming, with English subtitles, on Amazon Prime. It’s Germany 1931, the children’s novel Emil and the Detectives is being...