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Mark Herman

Reviews

Monday, July 18 2011

'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' Peers at the Holocaust Through a Child's Eyes

This story of an improbable friendship between an eight-year-old German and a boy in a concentration camp is a standard if unimpressive Holocaust drama with a completely irresponsible ending.


Thursday, November 13 2008

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Bruno's education and his mother's regret are rendered with big music and zoomy close-ups, in the end, a story of the Holocaust that is less enlightening than melodramatic.


Blogs

Tuesday, December 9 2008

Holo-Cost

All across the web this past week, it's been the subject of much metaphysical ink. As awards season slowly winds down, Hollywood is dragging out


Thursday, November 20 2008

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

As a cinematic foundation, the Holocaust has just about run its course. Certainly there will be other examples of stellar filmmaking - i.e. Schindler's


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