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Movie: The Stranger

[TRAILER] Immediately following World War II, ex-Nazi Franz Kindler (Orson Welles) is living under a false identity as a teacher in a small Connecticut town, and has even married the headmaster's daughter (Loretta Young) as part of his cover. But when one of Kindler's old German associates (Konstantin Shayne) arrives unexpectedly in town, bringing in his wake a sly federal investigator (Edward G. Robinson), Kindler resorts to desperate measures to preserve his secret. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 9, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: Journey into Fear

An American engineer in Istanbul, Howard Graham (Joseph Cotten), becomes the target of a Nazi assassination due to his involvement in improving the Turkish navy. With the help of police Colonel Haki (Orson Welles), Graham escapes from his hotel to board a ship to safety, leaving behind his wife (Ruth Warrick). On board, he encounters a number of passengers, including the dancer Josette Martel (Dolores del Río). However, the passenger Peter Banat (Jack Moss) is not who he appears to be. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 9, 2024 - 1 comment

A Small Light: Complete Miniseries  Season 1, Ep 0

[TRAILER] Follows the true story of Miep Gies, a Dutch woman who risked her life to shelter Anne Frank's family from the Nazis for more than two years during World War II. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 24, 2024 - 7 comments

Movie: Sisu

[TRAILER] In the waning days of WWII, an aging gold miner (Jorma Tommila) in Finnish Lapland finds a rich vein and heads home to cash in. A Nazi patrol decides they should kill him and take his gold. This is an extremely bad decision. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 6, 2023 - 15 comments

Movie: Becky

Surly teen Becky (Lulu Wilson) turns hostile in a hurry when her widowed dad (Joel McHale) brings along his new girlfriend and her son unannounced to the family lakehouse. But when Neo-Nazi convicts on the run invade the home, led by the merciless Dominick (Kevin James), they discover there are no limits to how angry and dangerous one pissed-off teenage girl can be. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 4, 2023 - 20 comments

Misfits: Episode Seventeen  Season 3, Ep 4

Elderly Jew Friedrich Hirsch, having purchased Curtis's rewind power from power broker Seth, travels back to 1930s Berlin to kill Hitler. He fails, in doing so, dropping his cell phone, giving the Nazis technology which alters history so Germany wins the war. In the altered present, Britain is under Nazi control, and none of the misfits know each other. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 23, 2023 - 3 comments

Hunters: All episodes  Season 2, Ep 0

Two years after a failed mission scattered The Hunters, Jonah is living a double life in Paris with his fiancée, Clara. Soon, he discovers the most notorious Nazi in history may still be alive. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Millie Morris prosecutes a dangerous war criminal. And years before the founding of The Hunters, Meyer Offerman encounters a dangerous threat that could expose his true identity.
posted by Kyol on Feb 3, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: The Life of Emile Zola

[TRAILER] After struggling to establish himself, author Emile Zola (Paul Muni) wins success writing about the unsavory side of Paris and settles into a comfortable upper-class life. However, Zola's complacency is shaken when Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus (Joseph Schildkraut) is imprisoned for being a spy. Realizing that Dreyfus is an innocent victim of anti-Semitism, Zola boldly pens a newspaper article exposing the truth, is charged with libel and must defend himself in a dramatic courtroom testimony. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 26, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally

The true story of American woman Mildred Gillars (Meadow Williams), dubbed "Axis Sally" for broadcasting Nazi propaganda to American troops, and her trial for treason against the United States after the war. Al Pacino plays her lawyer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 16, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: The Keep

Nazi captain Klaus Woermann (Jürgen Prochnow) and his soldiers take over an ancient Romanian fortress that seems to have been built not to keep people out, but to keep something in. As mysterious forces begin killing off his men, Woermann's commanding officer Major Kaempffer (Gabriel Byrne) demands answers. The nearby village's priest (Robert Prosky) suggests they retrieve Jewish scholar Theodore Cuza (Ian McKellen) and his daughter Eva (Alberta Watson) from a nearby concentration camp to see if they can uncover the keep's secrets. Meanwhile, an ominous stranger (Scott Glenn) circles and waits. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 4, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Cabaret

[TRAILER] In Berlin in 1931, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic.< [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 1, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Come and See

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya (Aleksey Kravchenko) into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha (Olga Mironova), who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope. The film recently overtook Everything Everywhere All at Once as the highest-rated narrative feature film on Letterboxd. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Elves

A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil Nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an elf, and only the renegade loose-cannon Santa Claus (Dan Haggerty, aka Grizzly Adams), can save them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Downfall

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 1, 2022 - 16 comments

Movie: The Sound of Music

Maria (Julie Andrews), a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of widowed naval captain Georg von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) who has seven children. The free-spirited young woman brings a new love of life and music into the home. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 30, 2022 - 27 comments

Movie: Saving Private Ryan

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 30, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: Inglourious Basterds

It is the first year of Germany's occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis, including the taking of their scalps. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger), a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent), who seeks to avenge the Nazis' execution of her family. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 30, 2022 - 25 comments

Movie: Europa

Postwar Germany, 1945. Leopold Kessler (Jean-Marc Barr), an American of German descent, works as a sleeping car conductor for the Zentropa railway line. When he meets Katharina Hartmann, the railroad owner's daughter, and they fall in love, his life intersects with the dark and violent path of a mysterious organization opposed to the United States army military occupation. (Also known as Zentropa.) [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 1, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Dead Snow

Eight medical students on a ski trip to Norway discover that Hitler's horrors live on when they come face to face with a battalion of zombie Nazi soldiers intent on devouring anyone unfortunate enough to wander into the remote mountains where they were once sent to die. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: The Bunker Game

After several mysterious accidents, a Live Action Role Playing game is interrupted and the players leave the bunker while the staff remains behind to investigate the disappearance of Greg, the mastermind of the game. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 19, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Frontier(s)

A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election only find themselves in far more danger at an isolated hostel in the countryside. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 2, 2022 - 3 comments

Book: Maus

A brutally moving work of art—widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written—Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author's father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats. Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma. [more inside]
posted by one for the books on Jan 30, 2022 - 9 comments

Hunters: Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

Untold numbers of Nazis are living in secret in the the 1970's United States, conspiring to build a Fourth Reich. 19 year-old Jonah Applebaum (Logan Lerman) is drawn into the orbit of Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino) and his secret band of Nazi hunters. Created by David Weil and produced by Jordan Peele. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 22, 2020 - 18 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Storm Front  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 1

[Season premiere; part 1 of 2] The Enterprise crew mysteriously arrives in an alternate WWII with quite different patterns of force. As it turns out, a hostile alien species is distorting the timeline for their own little killing game. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jan 12, 2020 - 12 comments

Movie: A Hidden Life

Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter refuses to fight in the German army or swear an oath of allegiance to Hitler in WWII. Directed by Terrence Malick, based on a true story. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jan 10, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: Night Train to Munich

It's 1939, and an unlikely seaside crooner must rescue a aged scientist and his vivacious daughter from the Nazis, before they steal his secret technology for war. It's not Top Secret, it's Night Train to Munich, a 1940 British spy thriller comedy starring Paul Henreid (Casablanca) and Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady). From The Lady Vanishes return top-billed Margaret Lockwood, the screenwriters Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder, and — most importantly — cricket-brained comic duo Charters and Caldicott (Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford), thus establishing a Charters and Caldicott Cinematic Universe. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Dec 29, 2019 - 12 comments

Book: Dark Money

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right (2016) is a non-fiction book written by investigative journalist Jane Mayer, about a network of extremely wealthy conservative Republicans, foremost among them Charles and David Koch, who have together funded an array of organizations that work in tandem to influence academic institutions, think tanks, the courts, statehouses, Congress, and the American presidency for their own benefit. Mayer particularly discusses the Koch family and their political activities, along with Richard Mellon Scaife and John M. Olin and the DeVos and Coors families.
posted by growabrain on Dec 18, 2019 - 1 comment

Movie: Jojo Rabbit

A young boy copes with growing up during the last days of Nazi Germany. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 19, 2019 - 18 comments

Movie: Overlord

France, World War II, June 1944. On the eve of D-Day, some American paratroopers fall behind enemy lines after their plane crashes during a mission consisting of destroying a German radio tower in Cielblanc, a small village near the beaches of Normandy. After reaching their target, the surviving paratroopers realize that, in addition to fighting Nazi troops that patrol the village, they also must fight against something else.
posted by Alexandra Michelle on Feb 23, 2019 - 5 comments

Special Event: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: Documentary

ShortsTV presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary, Short Subject [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 15, 2019 - 2 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de espías (Time of spies)  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 2

The agents travel to Spain and France in 1943 to ensure the success of Britain's "Operation Mincemeat" during WWII. A Spanish spy captured in Nazi-occupied France is revealed to be an important figure in the Ministry's past and its present. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 9, 2018 - 3 comments

Archer: Danger Island: A Discovery  Season 9, Ep 8

Archer and the gang enter a deadly temple in search of an even deadlier treasure. [Season finale, but not the end of the show] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 14, 2018 - 20 comments

Archer: Danger Island: Comparative Wickedness of Civilized&Unenlightened Peoples  Season 9, Ep 7

Archer helps defend a village from party crashers intent on ruining oysterfest. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 7, 2018 - 9 comments

Elementary: Once You've Ruled Out God  Season 6, Ep 2

Watson and her half sister have conflicting reactions when their estranged father dies; Holmes and Watson hunt for a stolen plutonium shipment they fear will be used to make a dirty bomb.
posted by litera scripta manet on May 9, 2018 - 5 comments

The Department of Time: Cómo se reescribe el tiempo (How time is rewritten)  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 3

The Ministry sends agents to 1940 after a man being chased by Nazis promises to show Heinrich Himmler how to travel in time if he'll spare his life. Amelia, Julián and Alonso travel to Montserrat. Ernesto and Irene go to Hendaye, where Hitler and Franco negotiate Spain's participation in WWII. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 3, 2018 - 10 comments

The Crown: Vergangenheit  Season 2, Ep 6

A secret World War II document opens Elizabeth's eyes to grim realities about a family member. The Duke of Windsor campaigns to re-enter public life.
posted by Cash4Lead on Dec 15, 2017 - 22 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Killing Game  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 18

Holodeck Nazis. …I hate Holodeck Nazis. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Oct 26, 2017 - 13 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Nuclear Waste  Season 4, Ep 22

It's a little late, but here's LWT from 8/21:
  • Steve Bannon loses his (official) position as Chief Strategist in Trump's White House, but the White Nationalist In Chief remains, and made more horrible remarks about the protests in Charlottesville. Two business councils advising the White House disbanded following the news as CEOs abandoned the President.
  • And Now: Local News Answers The Question: "Should You Stare At The Sun?"
  • Main story: Nuclear waste, and the United States' long-standing problems in properly disposing of it. YouTube (18m)
  • And Now: Some Of The Actual Responses From Potential Jurors Excused From The Martin Shkreli Trial (see inside for a list)
Last Week Tonight is off until September 10. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Aug 27, 2017 - 2 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: North Korea  Season 4, Ep 21

  • Violence in Charlottesville, where a Neo-Nazi drove a car into a group of counter protesters, killing one and injuring several others, after which Donald Trump refuses to admit that Nazis are bad. Oliver: "David Duke and the Nazis really seem to like Donald Trump, which is weird because Nazis are a lot like cats. If they like you, it's probably because you're feeding them."
  • AND NOW: HIGHLIGHTS FROM ROBOCUP 2017, first without, and then vastly improved by Univision Deportes Commentator Luis Omar Tapia.
  • Main Story: North Korea, the most dangerous rogue nation in the world, and its leader Kim Jong Un, whom Donald Trump seems to be personally insulted by, resulting in a dangerous exchange a couple of weeks ago between the two thin-skinned madmen. Last Week Tonight put together a helpful package of information on the country, revealing such facts that the accordion is the country's national instrument, and that video of US television programming, most notably NCIS, is smuggled into North Korea on USB drives. At the end LWT presents a special number by "Weird Al" Yankovich asking North Korea not to nuke us. YouTube (27m) - Metafilter
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Aug 19, 2017 - 8 comments

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