Walter Moss: Having been to the Soviet Union and then Russia many times from 1978 to 1995, viewing the “End of the Line” brought back many nostalgic moments.
Walter G. Moss: One important reflection the film left me with was how difficult it is to deal with someone who is irrational or whose mental world is very different than ours.
Walter G. Moss: Although most people would like to think that they would resist the Nazi invaders and not cooperate with them in any way, the reality for occupied peoples—under the Germans and other occupiers—was usually much more varied.
I recently saw the 2014 film Imperial Dreams, and it reminded me once again how important empathy is. Before being elected to his first presidential term, Barack Obama wrote in The Audacity of Hope that empathy “is at the heart of my moral code, and it is how I understand the Golden Rule—not simply as […]
Warning: numerous spoilers ahead. “Who will release me from the body of this death?” This question, posed rhetorically in Paul’s Letter to the Romans, has become a real question for the Rev. Ernst Toller, a 40-something preacher, splendidly acted by Ethan Hawke, who’s only too well acquainted with death—the death of his son in Iraq, the […]