Zurich Film Festival

My fav films 2014 – made me think

2014-12-18 // 0 Comments

Well, LUCY most definitely made me think “what if”, but as lasting impressions go MAGICAL GIRL still haunts me, in disturbing detail. And then there’s EQUALIZER with its dichotomy between flawless aesthetics and most brutal violence, a symphony of beauty were it not for the countless deaths. Films like WHO AM I – NO SYSTEM IS [...]

My fav films 2014 – made me cry

2014-12-17 // 0 Comments

CAMP X-RAY about the torture to both – prisoners and guards – in Guantanamo had me in tears. But the floodgates really opened at TRUE BLOOD ‘s finale. What a ride, though! Wait, there’s more: Dark backstories turned MY OLD LADY into tragedy, same with SKELETON TWINS , WISH I WAS HERE and Icelandic epos VONARSTRÆTI – LIFE [...]

My fav films 2014 – the best laugh

2014-12-16 // 0 Comments

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS had me literally rolling on the floor laughing my proverbial behind off – this can be embarrassing in a crowded cinema, so brace yourselves. As funny Vampires go, THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE gave me some hilarity too. I did leave the movie theatre with a wide grin on my [...]

Annika Hellström, producer

2014-12-09 // 0 Comments

It is people like Annika Hellström who make films possible. Had she not discovered and treasured Ronnie Sandahl’s talent, his long film début SVENSKJÄVEL might not have garnered the kind of acclamation it has had recently (and will go on having). Of course Ronnie had already made himself a name as a news reporter and author. [...]

Stephen Moyer on TRUE BLOOD finale

2014-11-26 // 0 Comments

ALLSTEPHENMOYER.COM, one of the best websites concerning actor/director/producer Stephen Moyer , recently posted an exclusive interview with the man, who played “Vampire Bill” in HBO’s epic Vampire show TRUE BLOOD. This post, as well as the full interview, contain spoilers! So: for all of you who haven’t yet seen Season 7, please jump off now, if you’re concerned. [...]

SFF14 – films I didn’t mention

2014-11-18 // 0 Comments

Almost … these two films almost made it into my reviews, but HILL OF FREEDOM by Sang-Soo Hong became too boring (after a good start: witty dialogues, a dog named “Dream” and a well reasoned anachronic storytelling made for some fun, whereas clumsy filming and overacting destroyed much of the effect later on), and SECOND COMING touched [...]

CUT BANK with Liam Hemsworth and John Malkovich

2014-11-05 // 0 Comments

CUT BANK (written by Robert Patino, directed by Matt Shakman) is a delightfully creepy thriller in the calm pace of a rural place like Cut Bank, Montana (if dubbed in German it should be in Bavarian dialect). And it starts out so nicely: We see a young man (Liam Hemsworth) filming his fiancé (who wants [...]
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