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  • Somebody had to make a start

    By Jud Newborn

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    'Sophie Scholl: The Final Days' -- trailer in German with English subtitles


    Feb. 18 marks the 65th anniversary of the Gestapo arrest of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose in 1943. Then, on Feb. 22, their swift beheading after a show trial in Munich by Hitler's "Hanging Judge," Roland...

  • Nominated for Best Foreign Film Are…

    By Tom Tugend

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    On Tuesday, at the indecent hour of 5:30 a.m., when some sleepy official reads off the nominations for the 78th Academy Awards, it's likely no one will follow the announcements more anxiously than filmmakers in 58 foreign countries.

    Each of these nations has submitted its supposedly...

  • The Coed Who Defied Hitler

    By Tom Tugend

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Many brave soldiers on all sides fought in World War II, but among the most courageous warriors were the unarmed civilians who defied the Nazis by stirring up resistance, hiding Jews and speaking up for freedom.

    If such defiance took great moral courage in occupied countries, it was...