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Brian Holler
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Brian Holler is a thirtysomething freelance writer, teacher and blogger living in Berlin, Germany.  He is a graduate of the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.  He is co-editor of local magazine Zusammen/Getrennt, with an equal interest in pop trash and lowbrow culture.  His ultimate goal is to import currywurst to the States.


Features

Tuesday, August 17 2010

Utopie in Berlin: An Interview with Ellen Allien

Ellen Allien, the longtime German electronica producer who has spent much of her career DJing to packed clubs in Berlin and around the world, talks to PopMatters about her latest album, crazy politicians and the status quo of dance music today.


Columns

Wednesday, August 4 2010

Pride and Prejudice

Clinging to the dictum “The personal is political”, and shunning such pesky realities as promiscuity, illness and civil rights, the progenitors of this Cinema Pride DVD have opted to focus simply on storytelling and character development.


Reviews

Thursday, February 17 2011

'Black & White' Turns Out to Be a Suprisingly Anachronistic Little Delight

Unmade in Manhattan: Russian emigre at the center of gritty ensemble struggles to make ends meet.


Sunday, November 21 2010

The Fall of the House of Recchi, Or, 'I Am Love'

We are guided through this passionate world by the sure and steady hand of Tilda Swinton, a chameleon if there ever was one, creating a fully fleshed relationship with every cast member.


Sunday, May 16 2010

William S. Burroughs: The Head Trip Version

All the early madness, the search for the mythical drug Yage, even most of the Beat period, are eschewed in favor of William S. Burroughs’ second career, that of spoken word performance artist.


Sunday, March 28 2010

Broken Embraces

Pedro Almodovar, like Brian dePalma, David Lynch and Dario Argento before him, has steeped his film in Freudianism, employing favorite Hitchcockian tropes of the voyeur, the blond, the double and the über-mother


Sunday, February 28 2010

The Pleasure of Being Robbed

There are nods to French New Wave, but a boyish, aimless, insouciantly amoral heroine does not the next Godard make.


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