Lone Star State of Mind: Hotel Dallas is in Romania

I saw some documentaries at this year’s Berlin film festival ‘Berlinale’. As this year’s winner of the Golden Bear is another documentary by Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi I felt motivated to write a...

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Agent Provocateur: Edward Snowden Explains the Digital World as Citizenfour

Who is Edward Snowden? Why even bother posing the question, you may ask, as the answer seems to be blatantly obvious: a world-famous whistleblower. The person who first appeared under the alias of...

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31. 03. 2013
Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins, left) and his leading lady Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansson, right).

Love & Marriage: Going Behind the Scenes in Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock

Psycho is arguably Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece. Granted, there are numerous other classics that he created over his almost six-decade career as a filmmaker, such as The 39 Steps, Rebecca, Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo,...

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Hotter than the Hindenburg: The Way Led Zeppelin Sound on a Celebration Day

The lights go out in the theater and footage from days long gone appears – memories from a time when rock giants still existed. In the opening seconds of their new concert film...

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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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