A 10 year old fervent Nazi youth, Jojo (played by Roman Griffin Davis), struggles to find his place in the declining Third Reich. Jojo is a young fatherless child, being raised alone by his mother Rosie, played by Johansson, coping and working his way through life. This black comedy satire set in Nazi Germany brings
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
When I started watching the oldest films in film history, I of course came across The Birth of a Nation. A three-plus hour long silent film glorifying the KKK with absurd and demonizing depictions of African Americans and slaves is not only a horrible portrayal of a horrible situation, but a rough film to get
L’Armee des ombres (Army of Shadows) (1969)
I saw the 2006 re-release of L'Armee des ombres and it was my introduction into Melville and French film. The movie starts off slow and progressively picks up steam, always keeping the viewer on their toes and never knowing who to trust. Melville's L'Armee des ombres is a dreary and lonely look at resistance and revolution.
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