Thursday, September 11 2008
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.
Thursday, June 4 2009
Defiance not only pays tribute to the Bielski partisans, but also casts an empathetic glance at the plight of refugees everywhere.
Tuesday, December 30 2008
Defiance's tendency to melodrama drags the rest of this ostensibly historical saga into a decidedly middling territory.
Thursday, January 29 2009
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
Tuesday, December 9 2008
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
Wednesday, January 21 2009
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
Friday, January 16 2009
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
Sunday, January 11 2009
Things didn't have to work out this way for Edward Zwick. The "thirtysomething" and "My So Called Life" co-creator broke into the movies with "About