By Leonard Maltin Despite the air of doom and gloom that permeates the movie industry--especially the ever-struggling independent sector--there have...
Recently, I had to choose between two screenings, both happening at the same time. One was Lottery Ticket, a comedy starring Bow Wow. The other was A Film Unfinished, a Holocaust-themed documentary. That seems like a no-brainer, right?
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.
In 1942, a crew of German soldiers filmed Jewish life in the Warsaw Ghetto. Their perverse propaganda goal: to record for posterity examples of the "sub-human culture" of the soon to be eliminated.