Brilliant German silent film by a master at the top of his game: F.W. Murnau.

 

HEADHUNTERS

9/20/2012

 
The novel was too wordy, couldn't get through it, but the movie is outstanding! Thrilling, dark, violent, Norwegian: yes! 
http://www.magpictures.com/headhunters/
 
 
Romance, poetry, biopic period piece, Goethe: yes.
http://www.younggoetheinlove.com/
 
 
Artist Andy Goldsworthy working with time, and nature. It's lovely. Perfect for a mellow evening when you want to see beauty, and an artist with integrity.

Official Site: http://www.riversandtides.co.uk/
 

ASPHALT (1929)

7/25/2011

 
Late silent expressionist German potboiler with great acting, photography and editing.
 
 
Swiss documentary filmmaker Christian Frei follows war (and other horrors) photographer James Natchwey to several troubled regions. Outstanding portrait of an important artist / photo-journalist and his work.

Official Site: http://www.war-photographer.com/en/
Official Site of James Nachtwey:  http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/War_Photographer/60032414?trkid=496624
 

WHEN WE LEAVE

6/13/2011

 
Unbearably tragic heartbreaking film about (dis)honor killing from German actress, writer, and first time director Feo Aladag. Beautiful, thoughtful, if not a tad too long.

Official Site: http://www.whenweleave.com
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/When_We_Leave/70132706?trkid=496624#height1616
 

THE TUNNEL (2001)

5/12/2011

 
Made for German TV (167 minutes) and based on the true story of defectors from East Germany who burrow underground to rescue others. Emotional and suspenseful. Love the story, style, setting (1960s), characters, and the acting; stoic, cool, minimal.

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The_Tunnel/60025064?trkid=496624#height2085