"War Horse" is simply a terrific war movie that makes its statements graphically and through sensitive portrayals, whether in actual battle scenes or not.
It may be that a tragedy plus a comedy is the only way that Parisians can describe their feelings about what happened under Nazi occupation. Maybe it takes both?
The film fest in Traverse City, Mich., created an enormously popular event that featured the best in progressive cinema, both challenging and entertaining.
According to reviewer Jim Lane, Roman Polanski does it again with "The Ghostwriter."