The Infidel (2010) Director Josh Appignanesi The Infidel (2010) This is not only a very Jewish movie, it’s a very British and a very Islamic movie dealing with the matter of multiculturalism. Omid Djalili plays Mahmud, a Muslim who discovers not only that he’s been adopted but also that he’s Jewish. The script, written by […]

Ron Moody, Actor Best Known as Fagin in ‘Oliver!,’ Dies at 91 http://nyti.ms/1FVcZ7C Dickens’s Fagin, a Jew, has often been perceived as an anti-Semitic characterization, but Mr. Moody, who was also Jewish, steered clear of stereotype. “Although Dickens describes Fagin as a merry old Jew, there’s no sign of him being a Jew in his […]

Peter Sellers’ walkout seemed to spell the end of Casino Royale. But rather than capitulating, Charles Feldman reverted to his original plan and set about making a truly immense movie. Out went McGrath and original writer Wolf Mankowitz; in came a string of different directors – Val Guest, John Huston, Richard Talmadge, Robert Parrish, Ken […]