This fall presents a veritable smorgasbord of awards-baiting Nazi-related cinematic entertainment choices — no less than six in all. Yesterday saw the release of The Reader, which joins The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, already in theaters — and coming soon, just in time for Oscar consideration, are Adam Resurrected, Defiance, Good, and the hotly anticipated Valkyrie (starring Golden Globe nominee Tom Cruise!). But which to see? Since, in this economy, nobody wants to spend what little money he has on an unenjoyable Holocaust movie, Vulture has devised a fail-safe, flowchart-based guide to help determine which is right for you.
OK, so I ended up being conflicted with “How do you like your Nazis?”, but ended up at The Reader either way. I leave it as an exercise to my readers how I got there. (I already had it in my Netflix queue; compelling storyline and cast… and come on, it’s Kate Winslet!)