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Review: Simon and the Oaks
The German occupation barely makes an impression in Lisa Ohlin's sluggish adaptation of Marianne Fredriksson's novel. Instead the characters pursue their soap-opera lives, minimally inconvenienced by five years of Nazi rule.
| November 09, 2012
Review: Inside Hana's Suitcase
When Fumiko Ishioka, the director of the Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo, is given charge of a child's suitcase found in the rubble of Auschwitz — a rarity, as most such belongings were lost — it piques her interest. She and her students decide to f
Larry Weinstein's stirring documentary
| November 11, 2011
Review: The Debt
Based on the 2007 Israeli film Ha-Hov, the story weaves present and past together, with most of the action surrounding the fateful mission and the perilous web of duty, passion, and betrayal that still haunts the agents.
John Madden's smart, icy thriller
| September 02, 2011
Review: Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today
For those whose knowledge comes filtered through Judgment at Nuremberg , the packed-with-stars 1961 Hollywood extravaganza, here is the somber actuality.
A 35mm restoration of a historic artifact
| January 28, 2011
Interview: Ray Manzarek of the Doors
It’s been nearly 40 years since the death of Jim Morrison, but the surviving members of the Doors, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and percussionist John Densmore have kept soldiering on, playing in various reformations of the ground-br
The return of the Lizard King, sort of
| April 09, 2010
Letters to the Portland Editor: May 29, 2009
I've never seen Al Diamon quite so hysterical as in his column on the water issue. Nazi analogies of the Left are simply the Ann Coulter form of crazy, especially when you are defending corporations.
Commodity leads to scarcity
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| May 29, 2009
You know the bad guys win, so what's the point?
| December 23, 2008
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The performances never falter, and even James Horner's heavy-handed score can't dim the film's unfathomable, unshakable ending.
A stirring glimpse at Europe's darkest hour
| November 11, 2008
The only thing standing in the way of Republican John McCain assuming the powers and prerogatives of a dictator should he be elected president is the vote of a single Supreme Court justice.
Don’t laugh: if the Arizona ‘maverick’ is elected, he’ll complete the job Bush started
| October 22, 2008
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