Shades of Evil: The Man in the High Castle

NOV / DEC 2017: BY CHARITY BISHOP Amazon’s series The Man in the High Castle is many things… a sci-fi adventure with an alternate timeline, a mind-bending glimpse into a different history, a philosophical exploration of abstract concepts and themes, and… a heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and struggle within different households. The series’ inability... Continue Reading →

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The Rosenbergs

Were both guilty? If so, what drove them to it?

Forgotten Front: Combat

SEPT / OCT 2014: BY RACHEL KOVACINY I've had the same favorite show since I was fourteen: Combat!, a little-known drama from the ‘60s set in France during WWII. For twenty years, I have joyously slogged around muddy Normandy with a squad of grungy American GIs, fighting Nazis and coming to grips with hard truths... Continue Reading →

Remember Raoul Wallenberg

MARCH / APRIL 2014: BY CAITLIN HORTON Once, long ago, I remember hearing about Schindler’s List for the first time. I was compelled to research the German Nazi-party industrialist, Oskar Schindler, and found that he had saved 1,200 Jewish people from the Holocaust. I tucked him away in my mind next to Irena Sendler, the... Continue Reading →

A Very Strange Love Affair: Notorious

HALLOWEEN 2012: BY GINA DALFONZO When you think of Alfred Hitchcock, “romance” may not be the first word that comes to mind. But whenever he tried his hand at directing a romantic film, the master director proved he had what it took. Bringing both his trademark darkness and his sense of mischief to the task,... Continue Reading →

The Final Days of Sophie Scholl

SEPT / OCT 2012: BY VERONICA LEIGH In 2005, a movie titled Sophie Scholl: Die letzten Tage (Sophie Scholl: The Final Days) directed by Marc Rothemund debuted in theaters, detailing the last six days of Sophie Scholl’s life. Starring is Julia Jentsch as Sophie, Fabian Hinrichs as Hans Scholl, and Alexander Held as Robert Mohr.... Continue Reading →

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