Tag: WWII

Welcome to The Pit: GREYHOUND (2020) + U-BOATS: THE WOLFPACK and B-17: THE FLYING FORTRESS (1987)

Welcome to The Pit: GREYHOUND (2020) + U-BOATS: THE WOLFPACK and B-17: THE FLYING FORTRESS (1987)

September 11, 2020 | By

Two sides of a vicious WWII sea battle: GREYHOUND (2020) from Apple TV+ / Sony + U-BOATS: THE WOLFPACK and B-17: THE FLYING FORTRESS (1987) on DVD from BSX Entertainment

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DVD: U-Boats: The Wolfpack / B-17: The Flying Fortress (1987)

DVD: U-Boats: The Wolfpack / B-17: The Flying Fortress (1987)

September 11, 2020 | By

Very little is known about this (presumably) four-part documentary series produced by Midwich Entertainment over (presumably) 2 years, narrated by character actor and serious voice extraordinaire Edward Mulhare…

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Digital: Greyhound (2020)

Digital: Greyhound (2020)

September 11, 2020 | By

Originally produced by Sony Pictures and slated for a June 2020 theatrical release, Greyhound’s big screen debut was stymied when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and although Apple TV swung in to the rescue…

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DVD: Keep, The (1983)

DVD: Keep, The (1983)

February 22, 2020 | By

After making his feature film debut with the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller Thief (1981), Michael Mann set his sights on the WWII supernatural shocker The Keep…

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TJFF 2019: Hitler vs. Picasso

TJFF 2019: Hitler vs. Picasso

May 6, 2019 | By

Review of Claudio Poli’s documentary HITLER VERSUS PICASSO AND OTHERS at TJFF 2019.

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Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

May 6, 2019 | By

The Nazis’ massive theft of art from the collections of wealthy and middle class Jewish families is examined in this taut documentary by director Claudio Poli with actor Toni Servillo…

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DVD: Man in the Middle (1964)

DVD: Man in the Middle (1964)

March 8, 2019 | By

A whydunnit transposed to a WWII military courtroom in India, this adaptation of Howard Fast’s novel deals with a U.S. lieutenant facing the death penalty after shooting a British colleague in cold blood…

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Film: Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators (2017)

Film: Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators (2017)

May 15, 2018 | By

Behind the best-selling children’s book about an overly curious monkey and his human friend in the yellow hat is the fantastic story of its creators, artist Hans Augusto Rey and writer Margert Rey, German Jews who fled Nazi Germany and eventually settled in the U.S…

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Film: N°5 War, The / N°5 War: A Deadly Duel Behind the Dream, The / La guerre du N°5 (2017)

Film: N°5 War, The / N°5 War: A Deadly Duel Behind the Dream, The / La guerre du N°5 (2017)

May 15, 2018 | By

Made for French TV, Stéphane Benhamou’s documentary is very specific on the creation and impact of Coco Chanel’s most popular perfume which ultimately transformed her into a global brand and one of the wealthiest women of her time, but perhaps new to the fashion icon’s story is the rather dirty maneuvering which suggests Chanel was a self-serving Nazi sympathizer…

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Film: Saving Auschwitz? (2017)

Film: Saving Auschwitz? (2017)

May 15, 2018 | By

There’s a chilling moment in Jonathan Hayoun’s hour-long documentary in which a city mayor isolates the dark history of Auschwitz to a 4 year period in which the Nazis invaded Poland, built their largest killing centre, and left after the Soviets pushed them out…

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