Arnon's filmmaking is flaccid, with TV-style interviews and rote reaction shots in place of cinematic imagery and deftly edited surprises.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
There's something touching about the way Goldfinger obeys his moral compass.
| Original Score: 3/4
I will salute the deftness and intelligence with which Goldfinger observes the reactions of the living to the revelations of the dead.
| Original Score: A-
Are things better left alone or is revealing all always the best path? "The Flat," to its credit, offers nothing like a definitive answer.
| Original Score: B
"The Flat" is a compelling tale of history made personal, and of what happens when light is shone on something previously murky.
The movie feels more like a thriller and a mystery than a documentary. Perhaps someday, someone will be inspired to dramatize this astonishing story.
| Original Score: 4/4
Engrossing doc finds buried bonds between an Israeli family and an important Nazi.
This fascinating docu should easily attract crossover auds, and merits arthouse exposure.
A spellbinding documentary about family secrets ...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The Flat is about the persistence of denial, and of hope.
| Original Score: B+
A fascinating and sensitive examination of Jewish-Nazi collaboration, generational amnesia and the delicate construction of the thing we call history.
It tells an out-of-the-ordinary personal story and examines broad historical issues of societal memory and selective amnesia, of what is hidden between generations and what is revealed.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
A film that begins as a family quest but evolves into a gripping study of know-don't-tell reticence and the umbilical tie of a lost homeland.
| Original Score: 5/5
Goes from intriguing to astonishing by way of unfathomable.
Ultimately, this is not a film about one specific event but about human nature - most notably, the instincts toward denial and delusion, acceptance and forgiveness. From start to finish, revelations abound.
| Original Score: 4/5
In families, this fascinating film suggests, acknowledging or denying the darker truths of one's legacy is a choice that must be made again and again, each and every day.
There's only so deep Goldfinger can dig. After a while, he's left unearthing nothing but fitfully fascinating speculation.
| Original Score: 2/5