Archive for the 'Movies' Category

The Proposition

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Why the violence? Can’t we all just get along? Well, I guess in 1880 Australia that’s not really an option. Anyway, The Proposition gets good reviews.

Inside Man

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Enjoyable bank robbery: Inside Man

An Inconvenient Truth

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

If you only plan on seeing one movie this year, make it this one: An Inconvenient Truth

Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world’s scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced.

With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore’s persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization.

Paramount Classics and Participant Productions present a film directed by Davis Guggenheim,
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Featuring Al Gore, the film is produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll and Davis Guggenheim are the executive producers and the co-producer is Leslie Chilcott.

The movie manages to present some very convincing and eye-opening slides on the science of global warming and makes plenty suggestions as to how we can take action.

Ain’t she a beauty…

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Delightful pictures of the Citroën DS on Flickr.

Too bad Netflix doesn’t deliver any meaningful results for the same search yet, because movies with this particular car in them are likely to be good (think Ventura, Gabin, Delon, Trintignant, Piccoli, Montand, Belmondo etc.).

Krautshow is back!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Finally, the wait is over!

The Krautshow Goes On: Special Oscars Edition!

We admit that more time than originally planned has passed since the Krautshow took off at the end of last year. But now the show continues!

On the occasion of the Motion Picture Academy Awards, this month’s episode focuses on the recent uprising of the German Film, sheds some light on the godfather of Germanic cinema, Wim Wenders, and translates the Oscar-winning cowboy movie “Brokeback Mountain” into a heartbreaking “Berlin Kreuzberg” that even Germans can understand.

Ride on!


Good Night, And Good Luck

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Simply excellent.

If you like to stick with reviews, they’re near immaculate.

Also, the advertisements for upcoming movies at the Cine Renoir in Madrid reminded me again of the fact that in the US you’re missing out on all the good European stuff sometimes.


Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Go see it!

Good Reviews.


Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Munich, directed by Steven Spielberg, follows the aftermath of the 1972 Munich massacre.

Fully deserves the overall very good reviews. Highly recommendable.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Saw the latest Wallace and Gromit movie about two weeks ago. It was simply excellent, of course, and so are the reviews.

Funny, I saw Creature Comforts in San Jose, too — back in 1989/90.

The Ice Harvest

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

I went to see this movie with absolutely no expectations (which sometimes is a good thing). I just needed to avoid Rent — and it was going to be either this or Derailed. I kinda liked it. Not as bad as the mixed reviews may suggest.