Nordic Noir Goes West (Film Review: “The Salvation”)

Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green reunite in a gripping Danish homage to the Hollywood Western which – built on Revenge – rings both silent and furious. Continue Reading →


On the Road Again . . . in Italy! (Film Review: “The Trip to Italy”)

The hilarious Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back behind the wheel, comic impressions in tow, this time eating their way through sunny Italy. Continue Reading →

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Return to the Fatherland

A subtle family potboiler that reverberates with suspense and surprises, After The Wedding is proof positive that Danish film is alive and well worth the subtitles. Continue Reading →

Your Sister's Sister

But She’s My Sister! (Film Review: “Your Sister’s Sister”)

A completely clever, deeply emotional and smart romantic comedy, Your Sister’s Sister is a keeper. It may just ascend to your Top Ten list, in fact. . . You can thank me later. Continue Reading →

Photos: ©2012 TOM TRAMBOWProject: "ZWEI LEBEN_TO LIV"Zinnober Film GmbHB & T Film GmbHHelgeland Film ASProducers: Dieter Zeppenfeld, Rudi Teichmann, Axel HelgelandDirector & Author: Georg MaasCamera: Judith KaufmannProduction Designer: Bader El HindiCostume Designer: Ute PaffendorfMake Up Design: Susana Sanchez NunezDay #28Scene: 1968 - Leipzig, Stasi Zentrale45 Hugo tells Katrine about American U-boats.1970 - Leipzig, Stasi Zentrale75 Hugo looks at picture of Bjarte.1970 - Leipzig, Stasi - Zentrale140 Hugo threatens Katrine with newspaper article.1968 - Leipzig, Stasi-Interrogation.97 Hugo is angry because Katrine doesn't remember.?????Cast:01A Young Katrine - Klara Manzel07. Hugo - Rainer Bock--------------Abwesend:01. Katrine - Juliane Koehler02. Bjarte - Sven Nordin03. Ase - Liv Ullmann04. Anne - Julia Bache-Wiig05. Solbach - Ken Duken06. Turid - Felix08. Junge Frau - Vicky Krieps09. Kahlmann - Thomas Lawinky10. Hogseth - Dennis Storhoi11. Dolmetscher - Matthias Sommer                                 Christoph Maria Glaser

The Return of the Daughter

An engrossing portrait of a life both real and manufactured – set against a Cold War backdrop – and the shattering effects on one family long after the Berlin Wall divided a nation. Continue Reading →


Teacher’s Pet

The bewitching and enticing Eva Green proves that even predatory monsters can be pitied. Continue Reading →

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If the Mountain Doesn’t Kill You . . .

Think Deliverance transposed to the Scottish Highlands with mountain climbers instead of middle-aged guys in canoes and you have the nail-biter thriller, A Lonely Place to Die. Ever since the tragedy on Mt. Everest last month that claimed the … Continue Reading →