Steven Spielberg delivers a classic platoon drama with a new mission in this Oscar-winning World War II epic set during the D-Day invasion.
Anthropoid (2016) isn’t the first film to dramatize the real-life operation to assassinate SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, the architect of the Final Solution and Hitler’s third in command in the Nazi hierarchy. That honor belongs to Fritz Lang, who made the highly fictionalized and highly charged Hangmen Also Die in 1943, barely a year after the […]
In This Corner of the World (Japan, 2016), adapted from the acclaimed manga by Fumiyo Kono, charts life in Japan from 1934 through 1946 as seen through the eyes of a young woman. Suzu is a teenage schoolgirl in Hiroshima when we meet her, a budding artist with a bullying older brother and a spritely […]
In conjunction with the premiere of the original documentary Five Came Back, the story of how Hollywood’s great filmmakers went to war as filmmakers for the armed service in World War II, Netflix has made a number of the documentaries featured in the production available on Netflix. Here’s a guide to some of the highlights. […]