Articles tagged michael haneke, the white ribbon, foreign language film, oscar, germany

Lollapalooza Berlin Is More Than Just a Satellite Festival

Lollapalooza Berlin will be held September 10th and 11th in Treptower Park and we've got the preview...

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‘Gold’ Shivers Rather Than Glitters

'Gold' sees Hitler's Germany working out the psychology of power within a bland sci-fi narrative weighed down by leaden acting -- and an excess of feathers.

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Haneke’s ‘Code Unknown’ Manages Impact and Accessibility

Thematically and visually cohesive, Code Unknown displays Michael Haneke's talent as a filmmaker without alienating viewers hesitant to explore his darker films.

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‘The Temptation of Despair’ Is a Marvelous New Work on World War II-Era Germany

Werner Sollors' memories formed the basis for this book, but his research caused him to re-evaluate and re-imagine what he thought he knew about the time and the era.

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22 Aug 2013 // 11:04 PM

Moderat: II

Germany’s reigning electronic kings Modeselektor and Apparat unite yet again for II, a collection of danceable yet curiously melancholy tracks. Amidst the moody fray, however, are some would-be pop hits that show just how far these guys have come along.

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A Little Shire Within Themselves: ‘We Are Modeselektor’

Far from a basic VH1 “behind-the-scenes look”, We Are Modeselektor gives a human face to the cool digital glitches of Modeselektor’s sound.

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Cannes 2012: Day 5 - ‘Amour’ + ‘In Another Country’ + ‘Like Someone in Love’

Day five witnesses a trio of films from some of the artform's leading lights: Michael Haneke returns with Amour, Hong Sang-soo competes with In Another Country, and the incomparable Abbas Kiarostami produces a new masterwork.

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One by One, We’re All Becoming Shades: An Interview with Anjelica Huston

In her newest film 50/50, the actress brings everything full circle, combining comedy and high drama with another far less-discussed area of her expertise: the ability to work a good old-fashioned bad wig and turn it into a powerful acting tool.

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Transformer, Singular: ‘Drive’ Sings the Body Electric

Va-va-va-vroooom: Cannes Best Director winner Nicolas Winding Refn talks Drive with PopMatters.

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Motor City Drum Ensemble: DJ Kicks

Hailing from Germany's Motor City, Danilo Plessow impresses more with his expansive record collection than his ability to create an ear-catching, purposeful mix.

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1 Sep 2011 // 11:00 AM

Drive (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn) Red Band Trailer

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film Drive follows a mechanic/stunt driver by day, getaway driver by night (Ryan Gosling, who hand picked

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Believers Keep on Believin’: Vera Farmiga Envisions a Higher Ground

Oscar-nominated actress Vera Farmiga rips a page from the Ida Lupino playbook and directs herself to a funny, moving performance in one of the year's most surprising -- and unmissable -- debut features. Farmiga and co-star Dagmara Domincyzk talk with PopMatters about the experience...

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 4: Samuel Fuller - John Huston

On our fourth day, this journey through the 100 Essential Film Directors continues to twist and turn in unexpected ways. From bold, opinionated Hollywood voices to those who essentially created the language of cinema, today will shed light on kings of genre like Samuel Fuller, through lions like the legendary John Huston.

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14 Jun 2011 // 8:00 AM

Guano Apes - “Sunday Lover” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Germany’s Guano Apes have reunited and released their first new music since 2003. Bel Air opened at #1 on the German album charts and reaches North America on 21 June.

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24 May 2011 // 9:59 PM

Telebossa: Telebossa

Bussmann surrounds Mello's soft voice with the sound of corks popping, and then circles around him in an avant-garde, repetitive way with the cello.

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The Thermals Rock Dresden and Chat with PopMatters

Would you believe they were "Greatest Grandpa of the Month"?" The Thermals rock and talk to PopMatters on their European tour.

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The Terrible Beauty of ‘The Cove’

The Cove attacks the slaughtering of dolphins in Japan while reminding us just how impressive these creatures can be.

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‘Inside Job’ Is a Call to Arms

Treated almost like a crime story, Inside Job unveils a sordid world of the prosperous elite who take an almost unseemly pleasure in living lives of unscrupulous lavishness, with no regard to whom they harm.

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National Theatre Live Shocks ‘Frankenstein’ Back to Life

Why did you create me? The plaintive question adorning National Theatre Live posters may echo critics’ question about the need for yet another in a long line of Frankensteins. Previous Frankensteins and monsters have been entertaining but less socially relevant. The National Theatre’s production, as directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, to use a cliché, is Alive!

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Mean Streets: Take a Closer Look at Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Biutiful’

Alejandro González Iñárritu makes up for the lack of challenging cinematic adventures by looking at the microcosm of Barcelona's “dark side” through a magnifying glass in his latest film Biutiful. What he finds might shock you. PopMatters gets some insight into one of the year's most underrated films from director Iñárritu and star Javier Bardem.

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