iOS app Android app

Holocaust Films

Cannes Grand Prix Winner "Son of Saul": A Critical Review

Karin Badt | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The story Nemes invents: that of Saul Auslander, a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, who when he sees a boy being murdered (apparently his son) becomes determined, and then obsessed, to give the boy a religious burial.

Pawel Pawlikowski's New Film Ida: A Sublime Journey Into Faith

Karin Badt | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

What makes this film riveting is the sobriety of the telling. Each shot is stark black and white, with a fine contrast of light and shadow. Dialogue is minimal. It is the image that speaks.

Making Holocaust Films Relevant: From Black and White to Color

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Isaac Zablocki

The Holocaust is not only about remembering the past but also about learning from it for today. To keep the stories of the Holocaust authentic, they need to be told from a relatable perspective.

The Ruins Were My Playground: Agneiszka Holland On In Darkness

Dan Lybarger | Posted 04.04.2012 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

Polish-born director Agnieszka Holland's movies and television shows have often changed the way we look at familiar events.

50th Anniversary Judgement at Nuremberg Screening at Academy Is Shattering!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I came away from a 50th anniversary screening of Judgment at Nuremberg on Tuesday at the Motion Picture Academy with the feeling that nothing materially has changed in the world since that trial in 1947.

Three New Movies that Shed Light on the Holocaust

Deborah King | Posted 11.27.2011 | Entertainment
Deborah King

All three films will help you to remember to examine your own past, to ferret out the truth of your own self-betrayals, your own extermination of the parts of yourself you'd rather not accept.

A Film Unfinished: How German it Is

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just when you think historians have unearthed as many images as can be mined illustrating what happened to the Jews during WWII, a new can of film emerges and becomes a catalyst for a re-reading of a vintage Nazi film.

The Holocaust Revisionism of Hollywood

Rod Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rod Lurie

It never crossed my mind that I would ever speak or write negatively about the work of a fellow filmmaker. I am sure the makers of The Reader are not deniers. But they are helping those who are.