Monthly Archives: February 2017

Fear of Fear (Fassbinder, 1975)

What’s the best film to feature Leonard Cohen on the soundtrack? I always thought McCabe and Mrs. Miller. Hard to argue with Fata Morgana. But maybe it’s Fear of Fear, which is also now one of my favorite Fassbinder films. The film reminds … Continue reading

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Why Does Herr K. Run Amok? (Fassbinder, 1970)

Influencing the likes of Ackerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels, to lots of Haneke, to the recent The Tribe, to a whole mess more, Why Does Herr K. Run Amok? is an early Fassbinder that promises the greatness to come. Kurt Raab … Continue reading

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A few sentences on a lot of films

Lots of films that I haven’t written about. Some in this post I even loved, just haven’t had the time to dedicate to writing about them in-depth. La Menace (Corneau, 1977). I really wanted to like this film. Yves Montand … Continue reading

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Margaret (Lonergan, 2011)

Margaret is a movie full of ideas. Very much post-9/11, harboring a rich and terrifying history of legal troubles, it’s a movie about parents and children (surrogate mothers, absent fathers), and growing up in a new America, or maybe more … Continue reading

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The Tribe (Slaboshpytskyi , 2014)

The Tribe is an experience. All sign language and no subtitles. A few, very mobile long takes. It’s formally an awesome experience – all the more amazing as the director’s first film. The wide lens, the textured locations, and shocks … Continue reading

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