FREAKS VS. THE REICH Review: A Magnificent Dark Fantasy
Gabriele Mainetti ('They Call Me Jeeg') directed the historical fantasy, starring Franz Rogowski, Pietro Castellitto, and Claudio Santamaria.
Review: GREAT FREEDOM, Franz Rogowski Stands Tall in Prison Drama
Directed by Sebastian Meise, the film beautifully illustrates the genuine human connection, while examining the injustices done to generations of people who were persecuted just for being who they are.
Locarno 2021 Review: LUZIFER Rising in Oedipal Horror, Veiled as Lyrical Drama of Atonement
Christian dogmas intertwine with pagan mysticism in Peter Brunner's lyrical horror on the awakening of a man-made evil.
Review: UNDINE Reinvents the Mythical Water Creature Story
Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski star in an alluring tale of romance and betrayal, directed by Christian Petzold.
Germany's UNDINE: Water Creature Swims Toward U.S. Theaters
Director Christian Petzold invariably crafts stories into sterling works of cinematic art. Thus, I'm very glad to hear that last year's Undine is heading to select U.S. theaters, courtesy of IFC Films, starting on June 4. In New York, it...
New York 2020 Review: UNDINE, Folklore Gets Fresh Makeover in Beguiling Christian Petzold Romance
Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski star in director Christian Petzold's reinvention of a mythical water creature story that parallels the history of the city of Berlin.
Review: TRANSIT, Beautifully-told Noir
Director Christian Petzold’s (Phoenix) unique adaptation of the same name brilliantly twists the time and place of World War II events. The decision to depict a war narrative in this way disorients the viewer as there is no exposition to...
Melbourne 2018 Review: TRANSIT Disorients and Compels as Unique Wartime Noir
Director Christian Petzold’s (Phoenix) unique adaptation of the same name brilliantly twists the time and place of World War II events. The decision to depict a War narrative in this way disorients the viewer as there is no exposition to...