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The People Vs Fritz Bauer

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The official West German government’s hunt for war criminals in the 1950’s was getting nowhere, and a whole slew of prominent Nazis who had been responsible for crimes against humanity were still at large. By now many SS officers had simply swapped their uniforms in exchange for a desk job in one of several important governmental … Continue reading



Son of Saul

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Just when you may have felt that there could be nothing more new to say about the Holocaust comes one the most powerfully disturbing movies ever that plunge you into the abysses of hell from the very first scene. This brilliant new movie is the debut feature written and directed by Hungarian filmmaker László Nemes that … Continue reading



Jim : The Story of James Foley

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James Foley …. known to everyone as Jim….. was a American freelance photojournalist who was abducted in Syria in 2012 and then publicly beheaded byISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) eighteen months later.  His compelling story is told in a new HBO documentary by first time director Brian Oakes who had been Foley’s … Continue reading



Censored Voices

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On June 5th 1967 the armies of Egypt, Syria and Jordan were amassed on Israel’s borders threatening to annihilate the country. However six days later, Israel won an historic victory, conquering lands and tripling its size.  In the immediate weeks after this several different kibbutzniks got together to discuss and record their feelings.  They had no interest in making another victory … Continue reading



The Cut

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The third part of Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin’s trilogy ‘Love, Death and the Devil’ is a slow-winding powerful globe-trotting epic that follows Nazaret Manoogian (French actor Tahar Rahim)  an Armenian blacksmith on his journey to reunite with his family after war has torn them apart.  It starts in 1915 when the Turkish Army carry out … Continue reading



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