Out of the Ashes Reviews
I found Ms. Lahti absolutely breathtaking in this role. I was (on the other hand) a bit disappointed with the casting of Beau Bridges and Richard Crenna as two of the three "immigration review board" members. These were quite minor roles, and it seemed somewhat of a waste of talent to cast them in these parts.
This aside, the film was moving, engaging and enjoyable.
The first 20 minutes were slow but as they delved into Dr. Perl's past, it became heartbreaking to witness what this Jewish doctor had to do to survive the Holocaust.
Seeing the pregnant women getting gassed and experimented on by nazi Dr. Menegle made me understand why she performed all those illegal abortions while in Auschwitz.
We went to the theater after this. It was hard to get into the movie going mind-set. But we both had been looking forward to this movie. It was crowded, so that was a good sign. I learned a lot watching the movie, I don't know much about global warming, and it was nice that he speaks to all people. I liked the part where he said, after every speech/presentation he goes over how he could help everyone understand more clearly. And I have to say, that all my questions were addressed. He's a good speaker, and definately passionate about the subject. He's not telling you to gain riches or power, he's telling us about it, to save the earth and everyone on it. I hope a lot of people go see it. It's very imformative and important.
He also has a part from a Futurma, "explaining" Global Warming. hehe Very amusing. And ways the common person can make a difference.
Wim found the movie [i]Outfoxed[/i] at that apartment he cleaned/painted, so we decided to watch that. It's about how Fox News is corrupt, biased and completely right-winged. Wow, that Bill O"Reilley is an asshole. They show a whole montage of him shouting at his guests telling them to shut up. All of these people are just calmly sitting in a chair trying to respond to a question he just asked them, and as soon as O'Reilley hears something he doesn't agree with he goes berzerk. He was astonished to hear that a man whose father had been killed in 911, was against war. He was a young soft spoken guy who tried to express his views, then O'Reilley yells at him, asks for his mic to be turned off, and later to be escorted off the grounds because he might have to beat him up. I can't believe he is a journalist. Shouldn't he change jobs to write books about how Bush and the republican party can do no wrong? I don't think being a journalist suits him. It seems like he's totally unprepared to hear opinions that are not his own. It was hard to watch at some points.
We also watched a WW2 movie called [i]Out of the Ashes[/i].
It's a real life story of a Jewish woman that became an Ob/gyn, and had her own succesful practise in Hungary, until she was captured by the Nazis and forced to work in the infirmary where Dr. Mengala did his experiments. She tries to immigrate to America to start over, after her entire family is killed at Auschwitz. The American Gov, interogates her and implies that she helped the Nazis by working in the camp's infirmary. It's nicely done, and very compelling.