September 2014

THE RISE AND RISE OF BITCOIN review

2014-09-30 // 0 Comments

How do you explain the Internet? Explaining the virtual currency Bitcoin is fairly hard as well – but Director Nicholas Mross and co-author and editor Patrick Lope pulled it off, documenting the hype and the burst bubbles of this “digital gold”. THE RISE AND RISE OF BITCOIN tracks the Internet phenomenon from its start in [...]

VONARSTRÆTI – LIFE IN A FISHBOWL

2014-09-29 // 0 Comments

Iceland in winter is dark and cold. People start to drink a lot and do strange stuff, even if they happen to be on a trip to Florida: Iceland is still in their hearts and bones. I started to care deeply for the characters – and that’s the best thing one can say about a [...]

MAGICAL GIRL

2014-09-28 // 0 Comments

This absolutely riveting film from Spain was screened in the “San Sebastian Window” of Zurich Film Festival and it just won a best film and a runner up director’s award for Carlos Vermut at said San Sebastian Festival. Damián, the teacher, says at the beginning of MAGICAL GIRL: “The only absolute truth is that 2 plus 2 equals 4”. Then [...]

Review of NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA

2014-09-27 // 8 Comments

The sea rages like a wild beast, snow and rain and giant waves batter the longship. “On a shield the Viking sleeps” recites the voice of Thorald (Ken Duken) from the off, while we see the men all but drown. Vikings endure. They survive, they fight like Tyr, their God of War, because when a [...]

THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE

2014-09-27 // 2 Comments

The Viennese Vampire comedy THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE (Der Vampir auf der Couch) by director/author David Ruehm is like the famous alpine Republic Austria herself: Charming, playful, witty … and a little darkish around the dungeons. The film starts in a moonlit night in Vienna 1932, as a burglar tries to steal valuables left in the [...]
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