31. 07. 2014
Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine, right) and his First Officer Spock (Zachary Quinto, left) meet their archenemy Khan Noonian Singh (Benedict Cumberbatch, center).

Journey Into Space: Reawakening the Giant in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness

In 2009, the Star Trek reboot by J.J. Abrams clearly divided the devout ‘trekkies.’ The picture shed a different light on several beloved characters from the original television and movie series – including...

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02. 06. 2014
Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg, center) tries to revive her sex life.

Sexual Healing: Charlotte Gainsbourg Enters the Dark Side in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Vol. II

The second act of Nymphomaniac isn’t the first sequel shot by notorious Danish director Lars von Trier; that honor belongs to the horror movie Epidemic. Yet his latest two-part film carries the distinction...

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31. 05. 2014
Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg, left) tells the wise older hermit Seligman (Stellan Starsgård) all about her life as a nymphomaniac.

Lust for Life: Charlotte Gainsbourg Becomes Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Lars von Trier has never run away from controversy. The Danish enfant terrible has rather made a career out of embracing it – whether by being banned from the Cannes Film Festival for...

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28. 04. 2014
Arkady Renko (William Hurt, right) tries to shed a light on the role of Irina Asanova (Joanna Pacula, left) in the brutal murder of three people.

Back in the U.S.S.R.: William Hurt Investigates Soviet-Style in Michael Apted’s Gorky Park

For half of a century, the Soviet Union was the one big enemy of all Western countries as well as a welcome antagonist in a myriad of books, movies, and television shows. Portraits...

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03. 03. 2014
'And the Oscar goes to...'

Slaves & Masters: The 86th Annual Academy Awards Coverage

It’s that time of the year again. Hollywood appreciates itself by handing out prestigious golden trophies. 2013 was full of surprises, both in a positive and in a negative way. This year’s class...

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16. 02. 2014
Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio, right) may be the Wolf of Wall Street - but at home, 'pussy runs the show' in the shape of his wife Naomi (Margot Robbie, left).

Money for Nothing: Martin Scorsese Makes Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf Of Wall Street

After some rather unconventional career choices lately, Martin Scorsese has finally returned to the world he knows best – that of the real-life gangsters transported to the big screen. For The Wolf Of...

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06. 02. 2014
Andy Knightley (Nick Frost), Peter Page (Eddie Marsan), Gary King (Simon Pegg), Steven Prince (Paddy Considine), and Oliver Chamberlain (Martin Freeman, from left to right) don't believe their own eyes.

The Golden Mile: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost & Edgar Wright Celebrate The World’s End

Acting duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have worked together on and off the screen ever since the British late 1990s cult sitcom Spaced. With the zombie spoof Shaun Of The Dead, comedians...

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29. 01. 2014
Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) shoots his way through Mexico, Texas - and even into outer space.

Fun in Space: Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills Not Only in This World

There were times when Machete was but a bloodthirsty creature from one of the many fake trailers for the Grindhouse double-dip of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof and Planet Terror by his old friend...

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31. 12. 2013
Alyona (Valeria Lanskaya) has just received a call from the future.

Future Management: Funny and Romantic Disaster Control in The New Year Calling Plan

New Year’s is an entirely different beast in Russia than in most other countries. For historical reasons, it’s basically Christmas and the rest of the holiday season rolled into one. The turn of...

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29. 12. 2013
Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is scored of the prospects.

Flash For Fantasy: Returning to Middle-Earth in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Upon its late 2012 release, the first The Hobbit movie by Peter Jackson, An Unexpected Journey, was greeted by rather mixed reviews. Still, fans of the Kiwi director and of Middle Earth creator...

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30. 11. 2013
Nick Campbell (Owen Wilson, left) and Billy McMahon (Vince Vaughn, right) pursue their Mountain View dream.

Google is Your Friend: Shawn Levy’s The Internship, Or a Commercial of a Different Kind

‘Frat Pack’ members Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have been partners in crime on several comedy projects in the past, most notably as the genuinely funny womanizing Wedding Crashers. So on paper, their...

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31. 10. 2013
Paul Biegler (James Stewart, center) is caught between a rock - Frederick Manion (Ben Gazzara, right) - an a hard place - Laura Manion (Lee Remick, left).

Basket Case: James Stewart Defends Ben Gazzara in Otto Preminger’s Anatomy Of A Murder

James ‘Jimmy’ Stewart is one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors of all time. His noteworthy movies range from an Oscar-winning performance in Frank Capra’s The Philadelphia Story to becoming an Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite...

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29. 09. 2013
Drifter Michael Williams (Nicolas Cage) stares into the radiator of a car - and into the face of death.

Devils & Dust: The Corruption of Nicolas Cage in John Dahl’s Red Rock West

Remember when Nicolas Cage was one of the more respected actors of the Hollywood family? It may appear like eons ago, but in the 1990s, he had a remarkable run of movies that...

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27. 08. 2013
Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Brit (Ashley Benson), Cotty (Rachel Korine), and Faith (Selena Gomez, from left to right) are caught in the act.

Excess All Areas: ‘Deflowering’ the Disney Girls in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers

You can probably say an awful lot of things about Harmony Korine but not that the man has ever shied away from controversy. In fact, he seems to embrace it, at least occasionally....

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30. 07. 2013
The Bone Man

A Little Bit of Finger: Chicken and Other Assorted Goodies in The Bone Man

Austrian films have been the secret stars of the German-speaking landscape in recent years, not just because of the eccentric Michael Haneke and his Oscar-winning drama Amour. In artistic terms, many of these...

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