15. 07. 2012
World-On-A-Wire

Caught in a Web: The Virtual Reality of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s World On A Wire

‘Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?’ the British band Queen asked at the beginning of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Freddie Mercury’s legendary opus magnum. A similar question has also been posed in...

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09. 07. 2012
Driss (Omar Sy, left) and Philippe (François Cluzet, right) race down the streets of Paris.

Dear Friends: The French Surprise Hit Intouchables, or a Unique and Charming Plea for Respect and Tolerance

A big fuss has been made about Michel Hazanavicius’s French silent film The Artist winning Best Picture at the 2012 Academy Awards. Yes, it’s an aberration, since a non-Anglo-American movie winning the prestigious...

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02. 07. 2012
Obersturmbannführer Klaus Adler (Götz Otto, left) and Renate Richter (Julia Dietze, right), the future power couple of the Space Nazis.

The Dark Side of the Moon: Timo Vuorensola’s Iron Sky, or the Return of the Sinister Space Nazis

Imagine what would happen if the Nazis had managed to build a spacecraft and rescued their remaining party soldiers to the dark side of the moon. An absurd and ludicrous premise, sure, but...

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