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    A Philosophy Ph.D. Reviews 'Hannah Arendt'

    Margarethe von Trotta thoroughly eschews filmic biographic conventions in her presentation of important intellectual figures, both in her 1986 "Rosa Luxemburg" and in "Hannah Arendt," which opened theatrically last week.

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    Review: German Film Award Winner 'Hannah Arendt' Starring Barbara Sukowa

    "Thinking is a lonely business," utters Martin Heidegger to his student and lover Hannah Arendt, and Margarethe von Trotta's biopic of Ms. Arendt certainly hammers the point home. Barbara Sukowa, who portrays the titular thinker/philosopher/theorist, is possessed with an ability to make her frequent...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Hannah,' 'The East' and 'Kings' Make For Trio of Strong Newbies; 'Midnight' and 'Frances' Keep It Coming

    A trio of debuting indies got off to strong starts this weekend, with Zeitgeist's "Hannah Arendt," Fox Searchlight's "The East" and CBS Films' "The Kings of Summer" each meeting or exceeding expectations.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Hannah Arendt' Leads New Openings, 'The East' and 'Kings of Summer' Open Just OK

    Early summer specialized releases are falling short of the initial grosses of breakout films from the last two years. But several films representing a range of audience appeal (primarily younger-oriented) are showing varying levels of strength. A surprisingly strong New York gross from the German fi...

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    Weekend Preview: Head to 'The East' and Must-See 'Hannah Arendt'; Critics Skewer Shyamalan's 'After Earth'

    If you live in a "limited release" city, then you've got a fine array of moviegoing options for the weekend. Zal Batmanglij's "The East," starring co-writer Brit Marling, Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard, is a smart anti-establishment thriller gaining good reviews from critics. Same goes for Sunda...

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    TIFF Rerun: Interview with Margarethe von Trotta and Barbara Sukowa - Director and Star of Hannah Arendt

    Originally published on October 29. Hannah Arendt opens in New York today and in Los Angeles on June 7th. Last, but not the bit least is a conversation with master director Margarethe von Trotta along with actress Barbara Sukowa who bring us the story of Hannah Arendt one of the first highly visible...

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    Review: Margarethe von Trotta's 'Hannah Arendt' an Alluring Portrait of Mass Guilt and One Woman Who Wouldn't Back Down

    Margarethe von Trotta’s captivating “Hannah Arendt” is a slice of a biopic; it covers a ferociously controversial two years in the life of the 20th century philosopher who, during that time, would coin the term “the banality of evil.” Through Arendt’s story, the film looks at uneasy manifestations o...

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    TIFF: Interview with Margarethe von Trotta and Barbara Sukowa - Director and Star of Hannah Arendt

    Last, but not the bit least is a conversation with master director Margarethe von Trotta along with actress Barbara Sukowa who bring us the story of Hannah Arendt one of the first highly visible female intellectuals of the 20th century.  Arendt, a Jew, escaped from Europe in 1941 after being im...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Hannah Arendt'

    "Hannah Arendt" looks through a narrow window at the early 1960’s, when the German-born Jewish philosophy professor drew controversial conclusions in her 1963 New Yorker coverage of the Adolf Eichmann trial in Jerusalem. Arendt concluded that Eichmann, the runaway former Nazi official whom the Israelis kidnapped in Argentina in 1960, represented the "banality of evil," the bureaucratic willingness to follow the most evil of orders. She also pointed out that Jewish leaders helped organize deportation of Jews for the Nazis. In Margarethe von Trotta’s period drama, filmed in the grey tones of the time, we see A...

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