Sunday, December 9, 2007

BLACK BOOK (Paul Verhoeven, 2006, Holland) Verhoeven interprets an interesting historical drama about a woman who infiltrates the Nazis and possibly becomes a traitor to the Dutch underground and makes a glitzy, over glamorized, Hollywood-inspired piece of shit that debases the horror and sacrifices of the real WWII Dutch resistance. (F)

L' ARMEE DES OMBRES (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969, France) If you want to see a historical masterpiece, rent this film about the French underground. Melville, a member of the resistance during WWII, shows us the realistic hopes, desires, and horrors of everyday life during the Nazi occupation and the all-too-often dire consequences. (A)

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