Everything Is Illuminated

By Debbie Elicksen. Liev Schreiber wrote and directed this gem of a screenplay, based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer. Everything Is Illuminated (2005) is beautifully told story about a Continue Reading →

Letters from Iwo Jima

By Debbie Elicksen. I would call Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) the modern day version of All Quiet on the Western Front. It qualifies as classic material, and it also Continue Reading →

Flowers of War

By Debbie Elicksen. Flowers of War (2011) is a historical drama starring Christian Bale (John Miller), Ni Ni (Yu Mo),  and Shigeo Kobayashi (Lieutenant Kato). Heng Liu wrote the screenplay, based Continue Reading →

Paradise Road

By Debbie Elicksen. Paradise Road (1997) is a compelling drama about a collection of women from different countries, classes, and histories being held captive by the Japanese during World War Continue Reading →

Naked Among Wolves

By Debbie Elicksen. Naked Among Wolves (2015) is a gripping story that takes place during tense days just before the Buchenwald camp was liberated during World War II. Director Philipp Kadelbach Continue Reading →

The Deer Hunter

By Eric Johnson. The Deer Hunter (1978) is an emotional film that showcases the lives of three friends that live in industrial Pennsylvania who enlist in the Vietnam war. There Continue Reading →

From Here to Eternity

By Debbie Elicksen. The 1953 black and white classic From Here to Eternity won best picture among its eight Academy Awards. Daniel Taradash wrote the screenplay and it was produced Continue Reading →

Judgment at Nuremburg

By Debbie Elicksen. Stanley Kramer directed and produced the 1961 black and white masterpiece Judgment at Nuremburg. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, Continue Reading →

Rescue Dawn

By Debbie Elicksen. Rescue Dawn (2006) is based on the true account of Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale), a U.S. fighter pilot who becomes a prisoner of war after getting shot Continue Reading →

Charlotte Gray

By Debbie Elicksen. The story of Charlotte Gray (2001), set in France in World War II, was written by Jeremy Brock and directed by Gillian Armstrong. Wool and the gang, Continue Reading →