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Review: PHOENIX, A Noir Revenge Flick

Christian Petzold (Ghosts, Barbara), perhaps one of the most gifted storytellers working in cinema today, strikes gold again with Phoenix, a Hitchcockian, postwar noir revenge flick. Clocking in at a very lean 98 minutes, the film revolves around a concentration camp survivor named...

Nothing Is What It Seems In The Trailer For Post-WWII Thriller PHOENIX

For the past 14 years German director Christian Petzold has been steadily building up a reputation as a post-renuifciation master, subverting genre plots and tropes into fascinating and haunting meditations on modern (and the largely still fractured) Germany. But with...

Review: In Grim, Glacial Western GOLD, It's All Guts, No Glory

German director Thomas Arslan's first foray into historical period filmmaking is a methodical, glacial western, bereft of the rugged grandeur and macho posturing that one usually associates with the genre. While Arslan's story retains a certain mythological aspect that is...

Review: BARBARA Tears Down the Wall

As a leading figure of Berliner Schule, director Christian Petzold has been portraying 'lost' people in both literal and metaphorical sense: desperate souls cornered into making tough and sometimes wrong decisions brought on by economic hardships in the post-global recession...

"I Don't Think Film Can Give Answers": Nina Hoss Talks BARBARA

In Barbara, her fifth collaboration with director Christian Petzold, Nina Hoss stars as a doctor in East Germany circa 1980, who, after several repeated attempts to escape to the west, is banished to a rural pediatric hospital. Her continued plans of...

'I Envision All These Great Small Movies in the Ruins of Hollywood': Christian Petzold Interview

Christian Petzold's fantastic new film Barbara opens in the US on December 21, after garnering critical acclaim; Petzold won the Best Director award at Berlin International Film Festival this year and the film is the German entry for the Best...

NYFF 2012 Review: BARBARA Tears Down the Wall

As a leading figure of Berliner Schule, director Christian Petzold has been portraying 'lost' people in both literal and metaphorical sense: desperate souls cornered into making tough and sometimes wrong decisions brought on by economic hardships in the post-global recession...

WE ARE THE NIGHT Review

In Berlin, a common thief Lena (Karoline Herfurth) is bitten and then taken in by a trio of vampires each with their own motivations and tragic tales. It is not long after Lena is initiated that she realizes how unstable...

Fresh Blood In The Fresh Trailer For Dennis Gansel's WE ARE THE NIGHT

It would appear that what Twilight is to adolescent teen girls Dennis Gansel's We Are The Night would like to be for fifteen year olds. I'm not saying this as a criticism, just an observation that with his move...

Young, Beautiful, Undead. Full Trailer For Dennis Gansel's WE ARE THE NIGHT.

In 2008 German director Dennis Gansel had a worldwide hit with The Wave (Die Welle), the true story of a school experiment in fascism gone badly wrong. The film marked Gansel as a director with the rare ability to blend...

THE WAVE's Dennis Gansel Goes Vamp With WE ARE THE NIGHT

Kudos to the lads at Quiet Earth for spotting the first teaser for Dennis Gansel's We Are The Night (Wir Sind Die Nacht) - an upcoming vampire picture from the acclaimed director that just went into production in October.Now, while...