Category Archives: cinema 2014

Viennale 2014 – Day 11: Listen Up Philip

Listen Up Philip USA 2014 Written by Alex Ross Perry Directed by Alex Ross Perry “Listen Up Philip” is in line with recent movies about obnoxious people, like (and I’m mentioning those two simply because they were the first to … Continue reading

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Viennale 2014 – Day 10: La chambre bleue (The Blue Room)

La chambre bleue (The Blue Room) France 2014 Written by Stéphanie Cléau & Mathieu Amalric, based on the novel by Georges Simenon Directed by Mathieu Amalric Maybe I was getting fatigued – this was my 10th Viennale-day, after all, and … Continue reading

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Viennale 2014 – Day 10: We Come as Friends

We Come as Friends Austria | France 2014 Concept by Hubert Sauper Directed by Hubert Sauper “We Come as Friends” is an important and often times fascinating look at the – mostly devastating – effects of colonization. In a way, … Continue reading

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Viennale 2014 – Day 10: Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher USA 2014 Written by E. Max Frye & Dan Futterman Directed by Bennett Miller “Foxcatcher” was praised by many as a stunning real-life drama, a dark tale about ambition and the american way of life, and/or a fascinating character … Continue reading

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Viennale 2014 – Day 9: 52 Tuesdays

52 Tuesdays Australia 2013 Written by Matthew Cormack & Sophie Hyde Directed by Sophie Hyde For most of it’s running time, “52 Tuesdays” was a wonderful film. I loved not only the themes it dealt with, but also how it … Continue reading

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Viennale 2014 – Day 9: Heaven Knows What

Heaven Knows What USA 2014 Written by Ronald Bronstein & Joshua Safdie, inspired by a book written by Arielle Holmes Directed by Ben Safdie & Joshua Safdie After “Sorg og Glaede” there was a Q&A with the director. I stayed … Continue reading

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My 25 favorite movies of 2014

Last week I was busy writing my extensive “year in review”-special for fictionBOX, which you can read here (if you understand german, that is). Thus, I had to disrupt my Viennale-reviews once again. Before I continue them, however, I want … Continue reading

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Viennale 2014 – Day 9: Sorg og Glæde (Joy and Sorrow)

Sorg og Glæde Denmark 2013 Written by Nils Malmros Directed by Nils Malmros The contrast between my previous Viennale-screening and this could not have been more jarring and crass. Where “Magic in the Moonlight” was an extremely light and lighthearted … Continue reading

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Viennale 2014 – Day 8: Magic in the Moonlight

Magic in the Moonlight USA 2014 Written by Woody Allen Directed by Woody Allen Granted, “Magic in the Moonlight” is extremely light movie fare – but it’s also quite charming, often funny and very entertaining. The chemistry between Emma Stone … Continue reading

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Viennale 2014 – Day 8: Les Combattants

Les Combattants France 2014 Written by Thomas Cailley & Claude Le Pape Directed by Thomas Cailley This is one of those movies that I watched mostly because I had tickets for the showings before and afterwards, and didn’t feel like … Continue reading

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