Tom Tykwer

Columns

Sunday, May 13 2012

Systemic and Subjective: The Violence of 'The International' and the Global Financial Order

The weapons deals in The International and the back-door negotiations between corporate lobbies and Congress are two sides of the same coin; both use overwhelming systemic violence to further their ends.


Reviews

Sunday, June 14 2009

The International

I could have sworn that I offered to review a documentary on the “Internationale” — you know, the French socialist anthem.


Thursday, February 12 2009

The International

Tom Tykwer's thriller shrewdly introduces Lou (Clive Owen) as he observes rather than acts.


Monday, January 1 2007

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

That Grenouille is also utterly symptomatic -- that is, not an individual so much as a representative of what ails his cultural milieu -- is hardly news.


Thursday, October 17 2002

Heaven (2002)

Heaven begins with assorted ascents. Written by the late Krzysztof Kieslowski (with Krzysztof Piesiewicz), and intended as part of a trilogy (Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory), it explores accident and fate, guilt and grief, time and truth.


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Princess and the Warrior (2001)

Where 'Run, Lola, Run' was fast and urgent, 'The Princess and the Warrior' is deliberate, almost meditative. Still, the two movies share common, provocative ideas about fate and passion, the nature of time and the rhythms of life.


News

Wednesday, January 10 2007

Crafting a 'modern movie set in the 18th century'

"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" marks the end of a two-decade journey to the screen: German novelist Patrick Suskind's book, the vivid tale of


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