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Schindlers List

Louis Zamperini -- Meet Witold Pilecki

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

This is a powerful story -- but in quite an unexpected way. If you're thinking Schindler's List, Stalag 17, The Great Escape or -- hold your breath -- TV's Hogan's Heroes, you'd be disappointed.

Movie Review: Walking With the Enemy

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
James Russell Lingerfelt

The chilling, opening speech from Hitler sets the tone for Walking with the Enemy. Unlike a biopic such as Schindler's List, Valkyrie or a mini-seri...

Here's The Real Reason Gravity Was Such a Great Movie

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.08.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

No, the reason I liked Gravity is because it was short. The entire movie clocks in at 85 minutes. I pressed the "play" button on my DVD remote. And an hour-and-a-half later I was back at my job as Jaden Smith's personal assistant.

FACT: 1993 Was The Best Year For Movies

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment

People like to argue about which year was the best year for the film industry. What most of these people don't realize is that unless they've been arg...

Why I'm Canceling My AARP Membership

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

For years, I renewed my membership automatically without giving it much more thought than I do to changing my socks once a month. But now I've decided to turn in my card. We're done, AARP. Bye bye. I hereby resign.

ReThink Review: 12 Years a Slave - Can We Face America's Holocaust?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

After watching 12 Years A Slave, I imagine Germans feel about the Holocaust like a lot of Americans do, or at least should, feel about slavery and the role racism has played in this country's history.

Clooney, Spielberg and Stewart

Annette Insdorf | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Celebrity and citizenship proved inseparable when Steven Spielberg presented the "Ambassador for Humanity" award to George Clooney at a gala hosted by Jon Stewart on Thursday night in New York.

Steven Spielberg Honors George Clooney's Humanitarian Work

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg and George Clooney go way back in show business. In fact, it was Spielberg who gave Clooney his big bre...

I Just Published My Grocery List on Amazon!

John Blumenthal | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
John Blumenthal

I really shouldn't tell you any more. I wouldn't want to spoil it! You'll just have to find out for yourself by reading the book. I've priced it at $2.99. Those with short attention spans will be glad to know it's a quick read.

Schindler's Actual Documents Fetch More Than $122,000

AP | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business

CONCORD, N.H. — A collection of documents from World War II industrialist Oskar Schindler, including a letter he signed that paved the way for the r...

Original Schindler's List To Be Auctioned Off On eBay

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business

An original copy of Schindler’s list -- not the movie, but the actual list of Jewish refugees that German businessman Oskar Schindler is credited w...

Cannes: Spielberg, Lanzmann, Borders, and Parties

Annette Insdorf | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

The first few days of the Cannes Film Festival have been marked by surprises -- whether in the shifting national identity of movies, or peace-making efforts between towering directors -- and parties that defy the rain.

Movie Review: Hitler's Children

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Chanoch Ze'evi's documentary, Hitler's Children, tracks down survivors of the top command of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. What they've made of the world is unique from person to person and raises questions in the viewer, as well.

Halina Silber Survived Auschwitz With Help Of 'Angel Sent By God To Save Us'

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Nicholas C. Stern | Posted 06.08.2013 | DC

Looking at haunted, skeletal prisoners and smelling the odor rising from a crematorium at the Auschwitz concentration camp in which she was briefly im...

German Holocaust Archive Reveals 'Treasure Trove Of Documents'

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

By Madeline Chambers BAD AROLSEN, Germany, April 3 (Reuters) - George Jaunzemis was three and a half years old when, in the chaotic we...

'Schindler's List' Red Coat Girl Was 'Ashamed' Of Movie

Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment

The name Oliwia Dabrowska holds little meaning to film buffs, but the 23-year-old's first movie role was quite significant. Dabrowska played "Red Geni...

Remembering Those Who Had Courage to Care

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Aside from Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, which in 1993 so greatly elevated public awareness of one rescuer in particular, the stories of the righteous gentiles who stepped up to make a profound, life-altering choice have been largely forgotten to history.

Youngest 'Schindler's List' Survivor Dies At 83

AP | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

WHITTIER, Calif. -- Leon Leyson, who was the youngest of 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by Oskar Schindler, has died in Southern California at 83. L...

Optional Oscars -- 1993

Jon Eig | Posted 01.26.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I realize I may be succumbing to Anglophilia here, and Bill Murray deserves serious consideration for Groundhog Day. But at least I didn't throw Fiennes or Daniel Day-Lewis into the mix as well. (Don't worry, Day-Lewis' day is coming.)

The Best Movies Of The '90s

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.11.2012 | Entertainment

The '90s had everything: "Figure It Out," Tamagotchis, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and the "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" are just a few of the decade's s...

John Williams Makes Movie Music Come Alive

Danny Groner | Posted 12.26.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Great music in cinema is often most powerful when it's subtle and in the background. John Williams has made a career out of it, working with some of the best directors in Hollywood.

10 Black & White Movies for People Who Won't Watch Black & White Movies

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If I could get all those black and white haters out there to watch just ten titles -- movies that constituted absolutely essential viewing -- which would they be?

'Schindler's List' Factory To House Contemporary Art Museum

ARTINFO | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Today, Oskar Schindler's Krakow factory is taking on a new mission. Through the initiative of mayor Jacek Majchrowski, it has become a contemporary art museum.

Oscar Night 2030

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David D. Burstein

Film matters. As a culture, we need good films, it's central to our way of life, our exchange of ideas, and our basic social interactions.

Dear Oprah: So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen... Good-bye Already

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Meredith C. Carroll

When Oprah announced this would be the last season of her celebrated talk show, millions of rabid viewers prayed it was just a ploy. And now, it's feeling painfully like her show might actually never end.