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Genius (2016)

Theatrical, talky, almost monochrome – and allegedly not at all »a true story«, as stated in the beginning. Develops into a father and son tale of sorts, metaphorically depicted through the relation between a young energetic writer and his older … Continue reading

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It’s all about love (2002)

– Apparently it’s the heart. »The lovers met…«, the brother said, never completing the sentence. – I don’t want to fly. I am not an angel. A peculiar, suggestive, ominous combination of relationship drama and thriller, set in a very … Continue reading

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The death of Stalin (2017)

– Could you ever trust a weak man? The sordid and despicable death-throes of Stalinism. The rampant paranoia of both leadership and the whole country. The lamentable state of Homo Sovieticus. Absurd, grotesque, revolting – and occasionally hilarious in a … Continue reading

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Vesuves (2011)

Two men, one woman, no dialogue. Wanting is one thing, getting what you want is another. This short parable of relations is weird, obscure, and quite queasy. If glances could speak. A rather interesting micro-drama, even if it doesn’t qualify … Continue reading

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Monica Z (2013)

With its very staged script, this is yet another irritatingly incorrect biopic with lots of rather unnecessary deviations and inaccuracies. At worst it becomes a silly sixties-styled masquerade, at best a sensitive portrait of a multifaceted woman torn between parents, … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Repeatedly fired from work, failing at school, estranged from his love interest, with no real friends, and somehow losing his spider-sense – the first hour delightfully digs into Peter Parker’s mounting troubles. The turning-point is equally well handled, with the disappearance – and … Continue reading

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The Danish girl (2015)

A real life game of art, gender, identity, and love. Exquisite, sensitive, mannered – just like the subject matter itself. Unnecessarily deviating from the true story, as so often is the case with biopics. Maybe in my book of facial … Continue reading

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