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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