Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008 | 11 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.


Defiance | 4 Jun 2009 // 3:58 PM

Defiance not only pays tribute to the Bielski partisans, but also casts an empathetic glance at the plight of refugees everywhere.

Defiance | 30 Dec 2008 // 7:00 PM

Defiance's tendency to melodrama drags the rest of this ostensibly historical saga into a decidedly middling territory.


'Defiance' Can't Help But Feel Derivative | 29 Jan 2009 // 3:20 PM

The Holocaust remains, for all intents and purposes, the ultimate expression of evil in our lifetime. Outside the obvious elements of genocide and the organized

Holo-Cost | 9 Dec 2008 // 1:26 AM

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


‘Defiance' survivors remember Bielskis' strength, courage | 21 Jan 2009 // 8:05 PM

Not all Holocaust stories end in death. For more than 1,200 Jews hunted in the forests of Belarus, life - extraordinarily difficult and dangerous - was

‘Defiance' co-stars had to endure cold, primitive conditions to play WWII rebels | 16 Jan 2009 // 1:03 AM

Think Holocaust movie. What do you see? Lines of weary men, women and children being herded to their deaths? That's the conventional view. But in

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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