| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:30 AM
After completing his military service in Israel, Michael Mayer left his homeland in 1995 to attend film school at USC. After graduating, he made some short films and executive-produced a 2008 documentary, "Driving Men," that made the rounds of festivals....
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Is Apple trying to borrow a page from long-hated rival Microsoft?
Apple is in early discussions to acquire motion-sensing chip startup PrimeSense, whose technology is used in Microsoft's Xbox Kinect attachment, according to a published report.
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
A break-up with her boyfriend triggers a temporary return to the parental nest for a thirtysomething wannabe filmmaker in "She Is Coming Home" an abrasive feminist drama from debuting Israeli writer-helmer Maya Dreifuss. The idea of making a character...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
VENICE - "Ukraine Is Not a Brothel," a docu-feature from Australian Kitty Green which lifts the lid on Ukraine's seemingly bizarre bare-breast feminist movement, has been acquired for international distribution by Tel Aviv's Cinephil days before its...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The art world takes itself very seriously. Make that very, very seriously.
What little laughter can be heard between the white walls of the museum typically comes at the expense of art by people who don't understand it. Far rarer are chuckles that erupt...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:09 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Warm weather is not linked to birth defects of the heart, though unseasonably hot winter days may be associated with the rarest heart defects and requires more study, according to a new study from Israel.
Women should be aware...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:19 AM
MISHAWAKA -- Every six weeks or so, Nir Davison would fly from his home in Israel to check on and tend the "few hundred" homes he's bought and fixed up in the Mishawaka/South Bend area since 2008, hiring local firms to rent them out generally to working-...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Filmmaker Ziad Doueiri wanted "The Attack" to start a conversation. But that assumed people could see his Middle Eastern terrorism tale.
"We knew when we were writing the script that the film was certainly going to provoke debate, but we didn't write it...
| May 23, 2013
| 6:28 AM
The Jewish Daily Foreward reporter Renee Ghert-Zand writes about a photographer capturing the faces and places of mom-and-pop shops in Tel Aviv:
One morning a week, Assi Haim roams the streets of the old neighborhoods of Tel Aviv with his camera and...
| May 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Israeli writer-director Rama Burshtein felt a lot of pressure graduating from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem two decades ago because everyone expected great things from her.
"They said, 'She is a promise,"' recalled Burshtein,...
| May 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
JERUSALEM — Fears about a possible escalation of violence between Israel and Syria grew Sunday amid renewed Israeli threats to destroy Syrian weapons caches and Syria's warnings of retaliation.
After decades of relative calm along the two nations&...