Berlinale 2010

•February 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

It’s that time of the year again and despite standing in line for hours to score tickets, always worth it.
On my schedule this year are a Chinese remake of the Coens’ “Blood Simple”, BANKSY’s docu about street artists (and himself) – review here – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, an Ian Dury bio pic, an Australian Western, a Russian film about loneliness, The Deer Hunter and A Bout de Souffle in the Retrospective,  and, and, and… those being the ones I managed to get ticks for so far.

But as always, the mix of excitement, the need to brag about being a bigger film buff than the person next to you that you overhear from somehwere behind you (“Restauration is okay, but that anamorphic distortion around the edges is REALLY distracting.”), and journos nodding off in front of you is unparalleled.

That and the brilliant idea to screen the world premiere of the restored “Metropolis” on a huge screen in front of the Brandenburg Gate (which was so worth it, despite below freezing temperatues).

Thank god it’s only one week a year. Wish it were 52 weeks a year…


Review: Moon

•November 21, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Duncan Jones’s minimalistic Moon has to be one of the most overlooked and best films of the year.
And aside from being one of the best sci-fi films in recent years – a genre in need of more good films along the lines of Boyle’s Sunshine – it also proves once again that Sam Rockwell is one of America’s most unrecognized actors out there if you ask me.

My review here, on EuropeFront.

Berlin Wall Dominoes

•November 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Domino 1 klein effekt

1000 dominoes designed by students and artists  where placed along where the Wall used to be in Berlin. They will be tipped over on the 20th anniversary of the Wall coming down on Monday, Nov 9th.

More images here.

Photo update

•October 15, 2009 • Leave a Comment

New series, if you want. Last flowers before winter.

Wucherblume groß

More to be updated here.

Ripped-off Movie Posters

•October 12, 2009 • 2 Comments

Looks like Hollywood needs new film poster designers. Rip-off or homage? Continue reading ‘Ripped-off Movie Posters’

Review Roundup – Mann and Tarantino

•October 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

New reviews up.


Michael Mann’s Public Enemies and Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.