Schindler's List 25th Anniversary Presentation
Oskar Schindler and the Temple of Doom returns for one night only. According to the 25th anniversary reissue trailer, Schindler’s List is a “timeless masterpiece that the world needs now more than ever.” If that’s true, it’s another reason to hate Trump. The structure of the film is such that whenever the action in this Universal Theme Park ride grinds to a halt, all Steven Spielberg has to do is direct a Nazi to pull out a Luger and pop another Jew in the head. Steve’s idea of getting a character to stand out in a 195-minute black-and-white movie is by tinting her dress red. And all that stuff about, “If only I had sold mycar I could have saved more lives” is pure Hollywood bullshit. Instead of this fictional and overly-sentimentalized tripe, I suggest you track down a copy of Alain Resnais’ monumental documentary short, Night and Fog (1956). All other films on the subject pale in comparison. In wide release, Thursday, December 6 at 7 pm.