Category Archives: movie & theater

Docu-Film “Where to invade next” (2016) or: Michael Moore goes Europe…

Not many socially critical documentaries leave you half-amused or even inspired when walking out of a movie theater on a cold and windy February evening. I must admit that I actually had this feeling after watching Michael Moore’s latest docu-film “Where … Continue reading

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Film Review “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (USA 2015)

STAR WARS (Part VII) – The Force Awakens A film review by Stephan Haderer Fast and furious – but don’t expect too much! The American space epic continues and expectations are high. Will the first Walt Disney distributed and marketed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Timbuktu (Mauritania/France 2014)

When the strangers arrive in their Toyotas, even the pace of the gazelle changes in Mali’s endless desert. Nothing is as it was before. The sad rhapsodies of the guitars turn silent, children stop playing soccer, and the flamboyantly dressed … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey (India/UAE/USA 2014)

With “The Hundred-Foot Journey”, Swedish director Lasse Hallström has created another Francophile gourmand- and gourmet style comedy à la “Chocolat” (2000), set in a small and charming French provincial town. The movie celebrated its premiere on August 22, 2014, in Austria … Continue reading

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Film review: “Twelve Years a Slave” (UK/US 2013)

With “Twelve Years a Slave”, London-born director Steve McQueen has created a moving, frightening and very realistic Dixieland slave epic based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black musician from New York who was kidnapped on a tour … Continue reading

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Film review: “Der Medicus” (“The Physician”, GER 2013)

Based on Noah Gordon’s bestseller The Physician (1986), German director Philipp Stölzl’s movie turns out to be a stunning and capturing tale of a young healer moving not only between continents but different religions and cultures in the 11th century. … Continue reading

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Film review: “Los Duenos” (“The Owners”, ARG 2013)

With “Los Dueños”, the Argentinian directors Ezequiel Radusky and Agustín Toscano have created a humoresque and satirical comedy that describes the conflict lines still present in Argentina’s post-colonial class society. The movie was released on October 27, 2013, at the … Continue reading

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