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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.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 09, 2012
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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
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 11, 2011
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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
By PEG ALOI  |  September 02, 2011
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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
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 28, 2011
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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
By TOM MEEK  |  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
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 29, 2009


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Review: Valkyrie


You know the bad guys win, so what's the point?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 23, 2008
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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
By PEG ALOI  |  November 11, 2008
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Dictator McCain?

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
By EDITORIAL  |  October 22, 2008