Vincente Amorim's Good
is a masterful achievement, both as a drama and as a symbolic cautionary tale. As a drama set in the early to middle Nazi era in Germany, and steeped in one man's self-destructive adaptation to the morally compromised atmosphere of that time, it's an intensely serious film, and also a very moving one, touching all of the right emotional buttons at just the right moments in its depiction of the destruction of a country, a people, and a character. Adapted by screenwriter John Wrathall from C.P. Taylor's 1981 play of the same name, in Amorin's hands, Good
expands the play to full cinematic dimensions without doing any violence to its...