Category Archives: Cinema

Grow more pineapple! “Der Geschmack von Leben” [2017 Germany]

No, this is not a new UN directive concerning public nutrition (though it might be a refreshing idea), but it might increase demand for pineapple if Roland Reber and his vlogging protagonist Nikki’s advice to drink more pineapple juice … Continue reading

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Love and War: “Zvizdan” [Croatia 2015]

Dalibor Matanic’s film “Zvizdan” [Eng. Title: The High Sun] gives a unique perspective on a topic rarely discussed with frankness by people in what was once Yugoslavia; their hitherto simmering discontent leading to and following the rebirth of their respective nations. Using … Continue reading

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It’s an insane world! “Tag der idioten” [1981, West Germany]

Werner Schroeter’s films are pretty much like the man himself, less talked about but theatrical and larger than life in person. Among his last films acknowledged as part of the Neuer Deutscher Film canon, “Tag der Idioten” [Eng. Title: Day of … Continue reading

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A brief review: “Vientos de la Habana” [Cuba, Spain 2016]

Félix Viscarret’s crime thriller, “Vientos de la Habana” [Eng. Title: Four Seasons in Havana: The Winds of Lent] is a feature-length spin-off of a TV mini series that was rather well received in Spain. Since I’ve neither seen the TV … Continue reading

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A brief review: “Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern” [Switzerland 2015]

Stina Werenfels’s film “Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern” [Eng. Title: Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents] is an unusual drama concerning a young woman growing up with a developmental disorder.
After Dora (Victoria Shulz) turns eighteen, … Continue reading

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