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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 [...]

WISH I WAS HERE

2014-09-26 // 0 Comments

Zach Braff delivered a very touching and unbelievably funny dramedy which is an absolute MUST SEE for every geek (and all you normal people out there): WISH I WAS HERE is a movie about dreams and harsh reality, about family and love, about death and life, and it has everything, from Star Wars to Game Of [...]

THE SKELETON TWINS

2014-09-25 // 0 Comments

The twins Maggie and Milo dance through Halloween, always on the brink of committing suicide. Death! In real life. Which sucks, by the way. So they play pretend, from dressing up to lip-syncing “Nothing’s gonna stop us now”. But, as unhappily married Maggie puts it so aptly to her gay sibling: “Nobody’s a famous actor [...]

DER LETZTE SCHÖNE TAG mit Wotan

2014-09-22 // 0 Comments

Intensive Leistung von Wotan Wilke Möhrung, ein schwieriges Thema brilliant filmisch umgesetzt: Lars (Wotan Wilke Möhring), Piet (Nick Julius Schuck) und Maike (Matilda Merkel) versuchen gemeinsam über den Verlust von Sybille (Julia Koschitz) hinweg zu kommen. DER LETZTE SCHÖNE TAG war jener Tag, an dem Sibylle noch lebte. Ein Selbstmord stellt nicht nur die Zukunft in Frage [...]

Films I (did not) mention II

2014-08-08 // 0 Comments

As I posted earlier, there are films I don’t review, at least not right away. So here’s more afterglow: JONATHAN’S CHEST (USA 2014, 15 minutes) by director Christopher Radcliff had me guessing about what happened in the first scene (a lost thread) and how the last scene might be interpreted. I didn’t like that much [...]
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