Tag Archives: 2010s

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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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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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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Arrival (2016) The past, the future – or both at the same time? It’s rather amazing that a time paradox movie about circular reasoning and language can feel so full of suspense. Not exactly earth-shattering, but unusually thoughtful – and … Continue reading

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Les chiens isolés (2011)

A strong and heavily charged tale of friendship, loneliness, trust, misunderstanding. Dramatic style, fragmented storytelling, gritty atmosphere, mysterious details. Maybe in my book of dogs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqvENhGYPro

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