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Paul Jensen

SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993) 5 stars

Deeply moving and very heavy. Technically as accomplished as Citizen Kane. Spielberg proves himself as a "serious" filmmaker and produces his finest work of art. The horror of war is juxtaposed with the goodness that comes from compassion. Schindler states, “war brings out the bad, never the good, always the bad!” He’s lying because it’s clearly brought out the good in him. The film expertly uses visual storytelling and Spielberg is a genius with economy. He can say a lot using very little. The film works both as a holocaust movie but also as a biopic. Voted 7th on AFI’s greatest movies list.

 

Genre: War
Director: Steven Spielberg