Why Is Hollywood Making Big-budget Movies About Sleazy Jewish Crooks?

By downplaying the Jewishness of their scumbag heroes as much as possible, directors Scorsese and Russell have done us a favor.

Two of this season’s biggest box office movie releases - and likely front-runners for this year’s Oscars - revolve around sleazy Jewish crooks who swindle, steal, cheat and create a wave of financial and familial ruin that destroys the lives of almost everybody in their wake.