Method Man: Sherlock Holmes – A Game Of Shadows

‘You know my methods,’ Sherlock Holmes remarks in A Game Of Shadows. Although he addresses to his loyal companion Doctor Watson in the second installment of his cinematic modernization of the old Arthur...

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Could somebody call Tony Jaa and let him know that his Indonesian replacement has arrived? Iko Uwais, an up-and-comer Indonesian martial arts star blasts onto the screen with a humble look, a calm...

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The Analytical Mind: Comparing Sherlock Holmes, Then and Now

Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective, Sherlock Holmes, is one of English literature’s most recognizable and enduring characters. As such, he has made more than 200 movies appearances since the inception of cinema. The...

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Hot Tub Time Machine

Hot Tub Time Machine is a movie for the collective masses aimed at anybody over the age of 13 who can giggle at profanity and a weak, overplayed storyline – going back in...

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Let There Be Light: Mankind’s Cosmic Journey Out of the Dark in Cyril Moog’s META_MORPHOSIS

Letters scroll up the screen as if announcing a new episode of Star Wars. ‘The earth is on the brink of entering the next dimension,’ they tell us while ethno music plays in...

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12. 04. 2012
The whole family reunited.

Immigrant Song: Almanya as a Heartwarming Portrait of the Multicultural Germany of Today

In the 1960s, West Germany prospered so much that people were referring to the period as Wirtschaftswunder, an ’economic miracle,’ so to speak. Although the country had full employment, there was still a...

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09. 04. 2012
Katya (Ingeborga Dapunaite) and Sergei (Vladimir Mashkov) in bed

Touch-Type: Valeri Todorovsky’s Katya Ismailova and the Post-Soviet Years

Remember the days when there were no word processors and computers? ‘It was twenty years ago today,’ maybe a bit longer, when everybody used to write with a pen and some people did...

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The Man Who Never Was

Do you fancy spy flicks? How about World War II era films where there are Nazis at every turn? Perhaps you just enjoy films from the Golden Age. Maybe, by chance, you also...

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01. 04. 2012
Our four heroes at their destination: Kamil, Lyosha, Slava, and Sasha (from left to right)

Conversation Piece: ‘Kvartet I’ and Their Funny Guide to Learn What Men Talk About

What would happen if you combined The Hangover (with less below-the-belt jokes and more sophisticated humor), Sex & The City, Road Trip, and then seasoned the recipe with some vodka, borsch, shashlyk, and...

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