THE FOUNTAIN starring Hugh Jackman

2015-05-07 // 0 Comments

Sometimes a film haunts you – in a good way, even though it has its flaws. THE FOUNTAIN is one such, but you’ll need some patience to sit through your confusion as to which story writer/director Darren Aronofsky actually wants to tell. Powerful waves of imagery crash against you, eerie and beautiful, yet not fully explicable [...]

ANGRY YOUNG MEN hat heute Premiere in Wien

2015-03-11 // 0 Comments

Theater kann, was Film selten leistet: direkt berühren. ANGRY YOUNG MEN feiert heute abend – 11. März 2015 – Premiere im Theater Nestroyhof/Hamakom in Wien. Andreas Jaehnert stand uns am Rande des Filmfestivals Max Ophüls Preis Rede und Antwort. Für ihn ist Wien bereits die zweite Station – der in Berlin lebende Thüringer war mit dem [...]

THE TEAM – pan-european disaster

2015-03-02 // 2 Comments

I wanted to love THE TEAM – I loved BRON and I’m all for new TV formats. But this would-be copy of THE BRIDGE just wastefully uses great names like Lars Mikkelsen for characters I don’t care one iota about, putting them in the most beautiful settings just to have them talk. And phone. And talk some [...]

BLACKHAT – what it was supposed to be

2015-02-10 // 0 Comments

I wonder: Who hacked BLACKHAT and cut in random scenes of half hearted sex and half witted violence? There are brilliant scenes in it, beautifully filmed, with as much as coherent (and correct) tech talk. But then Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth – too hunky to be a hacker anyhow, sorry, Thor) points at a URL and [...]

JAUJA – mythological road-movie

2015-02-06 // 0 Comments

JAUJA *) takes us on a trip through cinema history (it adopts the classical format 4:3 with as much as rounded corners), through brutal colonialism (it places Patagonian indigens against European conquerors) and through mythology. It does pay off to bear with the films slow pace and the uncomfortable feeling that something is amiss – director Lisandro Alonso does [...]


2015-02-04 // 0 Comments

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA ist zugleich ein Backstage-movie und eine Liebeserklärung an die Kunstform Film. Wie das titelgebende Naturphänomen schlängelt sich immer wieder einmal ein Schauspiel in unser Herz; Und mag es auch schlechtes Wetter künden, wir steigen auf die höchsten Berge, um es zu sehen – und uns darin zu verlieren. Selbstmord ist hier allgegenwärtig – [...]


2015-02-03 // 0 Comments

Forget Westerns – there’s a brilliant Northern you’ll need to see: KRAFTIDIOTEN is a thriller with expert comical relief at exactly the right times. Nils is a Swedish immigrant in Norway, who has just been elected “citizen of the year” in his small village, way up north, where his job is to free the streets of [...]
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