"Bridge of Spies", "Brooklyn", "Flowers", "Labyrinth of Lies", "Meet the Patels", "Room", "Suffragette", 24th Philadelphia Film Festival, Documentaries, Films, Foreign Language Oscar Submissions, Movies
Four of the five good films mini-reviewed below are in theaters now, and one of the two not so good ones is also widely available around the country.
Labyrinth of Lies ****1/2
The time is 1958 and a low level young public prosecutor stumbles onto and pursues a story most of post WWII Germans want left alone — the participation and guilt of many Germans who were part of the Auschwitz holocaust.
Labyrinth of Lies is based on true events, but here it is a fictionalized account of what occurred. As Johann Radman (Alexander Feeling) proceeds on a lonely effort to expose war criminals, he meets stiff resistance from virtually everyone in Germany. They just want all of these issue left behind. Yet he perseveres.
Germany’s official entry into the foreign film category of the Oscars, Labyrinth of Lies tells the story of what one person can do, did do, and at what costs and with what results.
(More than 97 per cent of our Sunday Cinema Club rated this film either excellent or good.)
Bridge of Spies ****1/2