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Film, "Hannah Arendt": The Banality of Evil as Courtroom Drama

"Hannah Arendt": The Banality of Evil as Courtroom Drama

Hey, who doesn't love a good retrospective courtroom drama, or a tasteful picture about a smart writer having a think? Taking place after the most dramatic action it describes, Margarethe von Trotta's Hannah Arendt bears a certain burden of innate…
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Film, The Passion of the Goy

The Passion of the Goy

Part soap opera, part history lesson, part vital, and a little tedious, veteran director Margarethe von Trotta's Rosenstrasse illustrates an important standoff in World War II Berlin framed by -- and sometimes diluted by -- an unwieldy present-day scenario. It's…
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