War Criminals Part I: The Hollywood Virtue Spiral, A Principled Cocksman, and The Grey Zone
After a break for the Thanksgiving holidays and recuperation from von Sternberg's trip back to the frigid tundra that is Minnesota, the boys release their next in their quest to disturb themselves silly with the heavy hitters none of you want to watch. This time around they tackle war crimes--specifically those of World War II's Axis Powers--because what else could feel worse after tackling the darkness that is religion? This first segment, after revisiting the Weinstein Affair and its subsequent fallout, they go for the horrors of the Holocaust with Tim Blake Nelson's underseen 2002 drama, The Grey Zone. As Burgess said from the outset, "It was a tough watch."
Thanks again to Creative Commons and the talents of these fine artists for allowing the use of their music: "Tainted Cloth" by Oelek, "The Cannery" by Kevin MacLeod, "Wagon Wheel" by Kevin MacLeod, and "The Troll of the Mountain Swing" by Underscore Orkestra.