Reviews

Celebrating Bruno Ganz — Revisiting Downfall (2005)

By John H. Foote Bruno Ganz, a brilliant actor died last Saturday. In honour of this fine artist, we celebrate his finest performance in DOWNFALL (2005). (****) Is it possible to humanize Adolf Hitler? Is it remotely possible to make human one of the greatest mass murderers in the history of mankind? A man who set a…

Valentine’s Day with Two Douglas Sirk Classics

By Alan Hurst I’ve been looking for a reason to write about two of my favourite Douglas Sirk films and, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, the timing is perfect. When Sirk hit his prime in the mid 1950’s his films were major money makers for Universal but they were not critically well received, particularly…