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Natalie Portman Snubs the ‘Jewish Nobel,’ and Netanyahu

Apr 21, 2018
"I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu" by accepting the prestigious Genesis Prize, the actress says. “Like many Israelis and Jews around the world, I can be critical of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation."
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Women on the Brink of an Academy Award

Feb 2, 2011
The tone of this Daily Beast article -- starting with the title, "Crazy Chick Flicks" -- is a tad flip with a touch of lad mag, but the idea that several actresses who've played women not fully in command of their mental faculties does hold up under scrutiny .

2010: Best of the Big Screen

Dec 31, 2010
I don’t know when the practice began or who had the initial brainstorm, but it is now written in fiery letters that at the end of every year that movie reviewers must set aside the really fun stuff and spend a day or two tripping down short-term memory lane to concoct a list of the year’s 10 best movies.I’ve always wanted to say the hell with it and just compose a list of the movies that I really like and think may have a chance of outliving, for a few years, the year they came out.