Tag Archives: Holocaust

Son of Saul – New Release Review

Dizzying, gruelling, exhausting, and unforgettable, Son of Saul arrives in cinemas today… Saul Ausländer is a member of the Sonderkommando: concentration camp inmates forced to collude with the Nazis in the disposal of the dead. In return, the Sonderkommandos received mildly better treatment and longer lives. The guilt and the horror of it is clearly starting […]

Ida – Review (Spoiler Free)

Sublimely filmed in black and white, Ida‘s streamlined narrative is as bleak as it is sensual. Initially this post Shoah/Holocaust film seems set to be a bleak and solitary affair, and it is, fittingly so. But there are also beautiful depths to be experienced here, ones that are both sensual and haunting. For Ida is […]