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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30. 06. 2013
Monsters University

Screaming in Digital: Pixar Takes Us to College in Monsters University

Ever since John Lasseter’s Toy Story in 1995, the Disney-owned Pixar Studios have been leading the charge when it comes to computer-generated animation movies. Like the parent company, however, the CGI pioneers have...

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25. 06. 2013
Neil (Ben Affleck, left) and his old love Jane (Rachel McAdams, right).

Bitter Sweet Symphony: Terrence Malick Takes Us To The Wonder

There is no other director like Terrence Malick. Granted, you could probably say that about pretty much every other filmmaker out there. The American director, however, remains a peculiar case. After all, we’re...

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12. 06. 2013
The eccentric, enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) is literally the toast of the town.

The Millionaire Waltz: Rekindling the ‘Roaring Twenties’ in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby

With his leading role in Baz Luhrmann’s modern version of Romeo & Juliet, Leonardo DiCaprio burst onto the Hollywood scene in grand style in 1996. So when the news spread that the charismatic...

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31. 05. 2013
Captain Kronos (Horst Janson, left) and his female companion Carla (future Bond girl Caroline Munro, right).

Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em: Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter, or a Different Kind of Sucker

The movies by British studio Hammer Film Productions might be among the most fondly remembered shockers in the history of cinema. Some of them have even held a cult status in fan circles...

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