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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25. 06. 2012
Chloe (Amanda Seyfried, left) and Catherine (Julianne Moore, right) play a dangerous game.

Sweet Temptation: The Collapse of Relationships in Atom Egoyan’s Chloe

‘I think with all directors there are ideas that recur, at least for the ones that have creative control of their films,’ controversial Canadian director Atom Egoyan once remarked. As one of the...

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13. 05. 2012
The protagonist.

Castaway On The Moon

Castaway On The Moon is a brilliant new take on the ‘castaway’ theme. Imagine your life is in the dumps. I don’t mean that you broke a nail or your dog ran away;...

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29. 04. 2012
Movie poster

Merantau

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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29. 04. 2012
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey jr., left) and Doctor Watson (Jude Law, right) on the hunt for criminals.

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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21. 03. 2012
Ivan (Maksim Loktionov) and Katya (Maria Andreeva) reunited at the end

The World Needs a Hero: Vadim Sokolovsky’s The Book Of Masters as a Modern Russian Fairy Tale

The Walt Disney Company has been really active in Russia in recent years. Last year, it bought 49% of the shares of 7TV and launched its own television channel in the country. Yet...

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02. 03. 2012
Help Gone Mad

The Odd Couple: Dysfunctional Russian Lives in Boris Khlebnikov’s Help Gone Mad

What would happen if you transferred Miguel de Cervantes’s peculiar twosome of Don Quixote and Sancho Pansa or Samuel Beckett’s equally eccentric pairing of Vladimir and Estragon from Waiting for Godot to the...

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