Thursday, September 10, 2015

Monday, September 07, 2015

Today's news round-up

Good News
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Perfect analogy

H/T to Helen Kramer

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Recent news round-up

Good News
Semi-Good, Semi-Bad News
Bad News

Not-quite-micro movie review

Phoenix: After surviving a concentration camp, a German-Jewish nightclub singer returns to Berlin, with a severely wounded face. She has plastic surgery, but it only gives her a semblance of her former appearance.  She is told her non-Jewish husband had been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis. She doesn't want to believe it, but needs to know for sure. She finds him, but doesn't reveal herself. He notices the resemblance, and concocts a plan for her to impersonate herself, so she can claim her money, which they would split. She agrees, in order to find out if he had informed on her.

Weird, huh?

The film starts out slow, with a lot of things irrelevant to the main plot. But once she finds him, it becomes a gripping tale of danger and deceit on two parallel levels. The acting is excellent, but there are some holes in the plot.