The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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[A] weirdly enthralling film of excerpts from Goebbels's diaries.
Director Lutz Hachmeister neatly hoists the Nazi lie on its own petard in this fascinatingly repellent character study of the Third Reich's most visionary and psycho propagandist.
Lutz Hachmeister and Michael Kloft's fascinating documentary provides a chilling glimpse inside the brilliant but toxic mind of Joseph Goebbels via his extensive diaries.
Kenneth Branagh's fierce narration of Joseph Goebbels's di aries makes The Goebbels Experiment a visceral documentary.
Devoted family man, aspiring poet and petty whiner, the Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels depicted in Lutz Hachmeister's unusual documentary presents a compelling study of the banality of evil.
A well-chosen selection of pictures and archival footage, plus some modern sequences in color, concisely sketch the history of Germany during the 21 years Goebbels continuously kept a diary (1924-45).
Although the film's conclusion is rushed and unsatisfying, "The Goebbels Experiment" is a priceless document of one of Nazi Germany's cruelest and most effective architects.
While the diary entries fascinate, it's the rarely seen footage that makes The Goebbels Experiment a must-see.
The star power in The Goebbels Experiment comes from Kenneth Branagh, who narrates, but it's the images that take hold.
A chilling and often illuminating portrait.
What emerges is a view more complex than Goebbels's usual image, without any hint of revisionist excuse-making.
It is hard to go wrong when your research turned up reel after reel of Nazi era footage and dozens of audio tapes from the regime.
I was rather surprised and impressed at how fascinating and captivating this film was. Goebbels was a passionate, poetic genius of a man. It was also refreshing to see a documentary about him without being inundated with excessive anti-Nazi propaganda.
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