SPEER GOES TO HOLLYWOOD- Review by Liz Braun

Political scuffles during COVID has the word “Nazi” being tossed around a lot. So please, meet a real Nazi: Albert Speer. Vanessa Lapa’s Speer Goes To Hollywood is a mind-boggling documentary about his historical reinvention. The film is an investigation of how Speer, Hitler’s architect, manipulated public perception of his role in the Third Reich; it’s also a tale of how well the world of movies suited his fabrications.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK August 23, 2018: MEMOIR OF WAR

Memoir of War is French writer.director Emmanuel Finkiel’s adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ semi-autobiographical novella La douleur. An essential work in the literature of war, La douleur reveals Duras personal anguish as she survived in Nazi-occupied Paris, waiting for the return of her husband who’d been arrested by the Gestapo.

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MEMOIR OF WAR – Review by Marilyn Ferdinand

War is hell. It’s also tedious, especially for those on the home front who spend anxious hours waiting for news, for letters, for loved ones to return home. Memoir of War recounts the pain famed French writer Marguerite Duras endured waiting for her husband to return from a Nazi concentration camp.

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