Articles tagged wwii

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Is All Guts, No Glory

Mel Gibson’s directorial return is a celebration of violence and viscera that will leave you in serious need of a shower.

READ more
‘The Case of Alan Turing’ Gives the Enigma Project the Graphic Treatment

This treatment focuses not just on the technical matters of encryption, but also on the human factors that may prove decisive in breaking a code.

READ more
‘Night Train to Munich’ Is a Journey Worth Taking

More than just a rerun of The Lady Vanishes, Night Train to Munich overcomes wobbly moments by being so persistently fun.

READ more
Barbara Yelin’s ‘Irmina’ Makes Clear: There’s a High Cost to Ignoring One’s Political Climate

The provocative and visually stunning Irmina explores Nazi-era questions of culpability that resonate eerily with today's world.

READ more
‘The Innocents’ Brings Quiet Depth to Suffering in Silence

The Innocents is very much a story about what is going on beneath the surface, of reaction more than action, but its devastating power will demand your attention.

READ more
In ‘The Last Days of New Paris’, Art Kills Nazis

In Miéville’s imagining, art isn't something to hang in a museum. It is politics. It is freedom. Like Woody Guthrie’s guitar of old, this art kills fascists.

READ more
‘Night and Fog’ Continues to Haunt

Alain Resnais' documentary remains a landmark depiction of the Holocaust, having lost none of its power six decades on.

READ more
Ottaviani and Purvis’s ‘The Imitation Game’ Is an Extraordinary Achievement

I thought of the notion of purity of the mind, of a kind of almost frustrating innocence, as I read this new biographical graphic novel about Alan Turing.

READ more
Romance With a Stiff Upper Lip in ‘Brief Encounter’

More than 60 years on, Brief Encounter, pitting love against conventions, continues to break hearts.

READ more
‘Éamon de Valera’: From Irish Rebel to Politician

This compact study of a man many worshiped and as many despised will serve readers wanting more facts, if less wit.

READ more
‘Ostend’ Bids Adieu to a Literary World Before WWII

Ostend is a beautiful recreation of a literary circle’s last gasp before World War II.

READ more
‘The Dressmaker’s War’ Is a Tangled Mess of Threads

Mary Chamberlain's skilled seamstress finds herself in an impossibly snarled plot.

READ more
‘Paris at War’ Is a Definitive, Though Necessarily Incomplete, Monument

David Drake has revived the Nazi Occupation of France with an obsessive and impressive sense of detail.

READ more
‘33 Days’ Is a Complex Portrayal of Life Under Nazi Occupation

A harrowing, psychological – and true – first-hand account of Nazi Germany’s invasion and occupation of France.

READ more
Two Masters of Hollywood Expressionism Go Back to Europe

Escape From East Berlin and War-Gods of the Deep both try to escape from tyranny.

READ more
What Zone Were the Writers of ‘Zone Troopers’ In?

This banal imitation of WWII B-movies is a perplexing and tedious film that never fully commits to the genre blending that could have elevated it to B-movie standards.

READ more
Diasporic Memories of a Jewish Family

Strangers in a strange land has been the universal theme of the Jewish story. Roger Cohen's 'A Girl from Human Street' provides an emotional account of his family's diasporic journey.

READ more
The High Art of Disownership in ‘Death Sentence: London’

Death Sentence: London is quite possibly the most important work of 2015.

READ more
‘Unbroken’ Is a Merely Adequate Biopic

For every powerful moment, there is a scene that lacks force and overstays its welcome.

READ more
‘A Fierce Radiance’: Thank Goodness For Mold

In addition to life-saving mold, which provides a fascinating subject for a very well told historical novel, we also get murder, espionage, family worries, and of course, a little sex and romance

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

"Rock Never Dies" Takes Shots at Celebrity Culture In a Surprisingly Effective Episode

// Channel Surfing

"Season 12's best episode yet isn't perfect, but well-done, with an excellent swan song performance by Rick Springfield.

READ the article