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'Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide' Uncovers Lost Evidence - New York Times

For more than a century, Turkey has denied any role in organizing the killing of Armenians in what historians have long accepted as a genocide that started in 1915, as World War I spread across continents. The Turkish narrative of denial has hinged on ...and more »

'The Promise' Review: Christian Bale & Oscar Isaac In Powerful Epic Set Against One Of History's Darkest Moments - Deadline

Old-fashioned filmmaking to its core, The Promise is simply the kind of movie Hollywood is not interested in making anymore and, if you listen to predictions of impending box office doom, apparently the kind of movie audiences aren't craving to see ...and more »

Battle Over 2 Films Reflects Turkey's Quest to Control a Bitter History - New York Times

If history was any guide, the director Terry George figured there'd be weirdness around his new film, “The Promise,” about the Armenian genocide. Sure enough, he was right. One of the actors, Daniel Giménez Cacho, said he was contacted before filming ...and more »

Review: 'The Promise' Finds a Love Triangle in Constantinople - New York Times

Weighed down by the worthiness of its intentions, “The Promise” is a big, barren wartime romance that approaches the Armenian genocide with too much calculation and not nearly enough heat. It can happen all too easily. An otherwise highly competent ...and more »

'The Promise' vs. 'The Ottoman Lieutenant': Two Movies Battle Over the Armenian Genocide - Hollywood Reporter

6:30 AM PDT 4/21/2017 by Alex Ritman , Mia Galuppo. FACEBOOK; TWITTER; EMAIL ME · PRINT; COMMENTS. Courtesy of Open Road Films/Screengrab. 'The Promise' and 'The Ottoman Lieutenant'. The filmmakers behind new historical epic 'The Promise,' starring ...and more »

Christian Bale & Oscar Isaac on the Horrors of Genocide in The Promise | EXCLUSIVE - MovieWeb

In 1915, at the onset of World War I, the Ottoman Turks went on a government sponsored campaign to remove ethnic Armenians from the country. This forced relocation and slaughter of 1.5 million people would eventually be called the Armenian Genocide. To ...and more »

Christian Bale on 'The Promise', 'The Prestige', and Why He's Always on the Verge of Quitting -

With director Terry George's The Promise opening this weekend in theaters, I recently landed an exclusive interview with Christian Bale. During the wide-ranging conversation he talked about why he wanted to be involved in this project, how the movie ...and more »

Movie review: Genocide and romance don't mix in misguided 'The Promise' -

Sometimes everything that's wrong with a movie can be summed up in one scene, even one frame. In “The Promise,” it's a moment when two lovers are passionately kissing for the first time, the faces aglow from a nearby fire. Only the fire isn't coming ...and more »

The Promise Finds a Simpleminded Melodrama Inside the Armenian Genocide - Vulture

It's easy to blow raspberries at the epic The Promise, in which Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale compete for the same woman against a backdrop of the Armenian genocide. But only a handful of narrative films have even touched on the Turkish-led massacre ...and more »

The Real History to Know Before You See The Promise - TIME

When The Promise arrives in theaters on Friday, the film — starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale — will do so just in time: its dramatization of a story that takes place amid the slaughter of Armenian citizens by the Ottoman ...and more »