This and that

Starting tomorrow I will go on one week of Internet lent, so no updates for the next seven days. Not that there have been that many in the past. I have a few things I’d like to write about (“Pina” and my latest thoughts on 3D, for one), maybe with the distractions of Facebook and […]

Last 5 movies reviewed, Twitter-style

Continuing my movie reviews in 140 characters or fewer: Der Knochenmann (2009) Well-made, entertaining, suspensful Austrian thriller with Josef Bierbichler once again showing why he’s my favourite German-speaking actor. Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Hitchcock does not disappoint. Joseph Cotton’s performance reminded me of Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter (which came later). Unthinkable […]

Hoffnungsschimmer

Ich möchte mich ja nicht zu früh freuen, aber wenn man diesem Kommentar zu meinem letzten Beitrag glauben darf, plant das hiesige CinemaxX doch tatsächlich, in Zukunft häufiger Originalfassungen zu zeigen, wenn auch “erst mal unregelmäßig”. Das wäre natürlich schön. Ich gehe ja eigentlich sehr gerne ins Kino, aber es ist eben immer wieder eine […]

This and that

Mark Harris (author of Pictures at a Revolution) has a great article concerning the sad state of American film making at GQ.com. Peter Knegt is straight for Mila Kunis! It took me half a month to read all 26 pages, but Lawrence Wright’s New Yorker piece about Paul Haggis and Scientology was well worth it. […]

Last 5 movies reviewed, Twitter-style

Continuing my movie reviews in 140 characters or fewer: Restrepo (2010) Harrowing documentary following a platoon of US soldiers deployed in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Disturbing yet very touching. 127 Hours (2010) Boyle sometimes goes a little over board with his style choices, but beneath all that lies a great performance by Franco. Good score, too. […]