‘Blue My Mind’ Producer Tellfilm to Roll on Woman’s Emancipation Feature ’Monte Verità’ (Exclusive)

‘Blue My Mind’ Producer Tellfilm to Roll on Woman’s Emancipation Feature ’Monte Verità’ (Exclusive) Zurich-Berlin based Tellfilm, producer of “Blue My Mind” from “Killing Eve” director Lisa Brühlmann, is set to go into production on Aug. 22 on its biggest movie yet, “Monte Verità,” a period drama ...

‘Human Centipede’ Star Dieter Laser Dies at 78

‘Human Centipede’ Star Dieter Laser Dies at 78 Dieter Laser, the German actor best known for his role as the deranged doctor in “The Human Centipede,” has died. He was 78. A post on his Facebook page stated that the actor passed away on Feb. 29. ...

‘Searching for Ingmar Bergman’ Film Review: Margarethe von Trotta Explores Her Love of Swedish Auteur’s Work

‘Searching for Ingmar Bergman’ Film Review: Margarethe von Trotta Explores Her Love of Swedish Auteur’s Work In the category of culture-driven documentaries that focus on film history, a particularly enjoyable subset of that subset is the kind made by noteworthy artists themselves. There’s Martin Scorsese ...

‘Searching for Ingmar Bergman’ Review: One Filmmaker Pays Tribute to Another

‘Searching for Ingmar Bergman’ Review: One Filmmaker Pays Tribute to Another Margarethe von Trotta remembers the first time she saw it. It was the early Sixties, and this young German woman — still several years from establishing herself as an actor, and a little over a decade ...

25 underrated political dramas

Rebecca Clough Jan 20, 2017 As America gets its new President, we look at some excellent political drama films that may have slipped under your radar... Political dramas can be entertaining, ...

Telling a secret story by Anne-Katrin Titze

Pamela Katz, Carrie Welch with Margarethe von Trotta on the Return To Montauk set Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Volker Schlöndorff, Oscar-winning director for The Tin Drum, based on Günter Grass's novel ...

Criterion Link Collection: October 6th 2015

Here are a handful of links that I think are worth reading today, for discerning Criterion Collection fan. Articles Over on his Criterion Reflections blog, David has just posted his review of Mikio ...

‘Diplomacy’ is a suspenseful two-hander

Diplomacy Directed by Volker Schlöndorff France, 2014 It’s the odd film where two men talking in a hotel room is more exciting than tanks and resistance members on the streets below, but that’s ...

Movie Poster of the Week: The Films of Volker Schlöndorff

Above: Polish poster for Young Törless (Volker Schlöndorff, West Germany, 1966). Design by Kazimierz Krolikowski (1921-1994). Since Volker Schlöndorff’s newest film, Diplomacy, is opening in New ...

Bespectacled Stewart on the Set of Her Latest Movie: Three Women Meet Annie Hall in The Sound Of Music?

Kristen Stewart: ‘Sils Maria’ set photos Kristen Stewart co-stars opposite Oscar winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) and Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, the upcoming Carrie remake) in Olivier ...

The Best of “Movie Poster of the Day,” Part 3

Above: Japanese poster for Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, USA, 2012); Designer: unknown. Since I’ve now been running the Movie Poster of the Day Tumblr for a year and a half I thought it was ...

Margarethe von Trotta @ 70

Let's join Der Tagesspiegel's Claudia Lenssen in wishing Margarethe von Trotta all the best on her 70th. Lenssen reminds us that when von Trotta hoped to see her first feature, The Second Awakening of ...

Scarlett Johansson, Mario Adorf, Morgan Freeman: Golden Camera Awards

Denzel Washington, Dionne Warwick, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Dietmar Bär: Golden Camera Awards Initially a television award, the German weekly Hörzu's Golden Camera ...

Heinz Bennent, 1921 - 2011

The Renaissance Theater in Berlin has announced that actor Heinz Bennent, best known in Europe for his work on the stage, died this morning at the age of 90. His career spanned over 150 roles in more ...

Heinz Bennent Dies: Worked with Volker Schlöndorff, Ingmar Bergman, François Truffaut

Veteran German actor Heinz Bennent died on October 12. He was 90. The Aachen-born (July 18, 1921) Bennent never became an international name despite several important roles in international films. ...

10 Questions with Dieter Laser from The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

by Gary Berger, MoreHorror.com With the impending release of the second film in The Human Centipede trilogy, MoreHorror’s Gary Berger brings you an exclusive Q&A with the amazingly talented German ...

Through Hildegard's Eyes: Margarethe von Trotta on Vision

Through Hildegard's Eyes: Margarethe von Trotta on Vision German writer-director Margarethe von Trotta started directing movies in the 1970s at a time when there were few women behind the cameras. Not only is she still making films, but she's now recognized ...

Updated: The Deer Hunter, Elephant Man, The Graduate and More on Blu-ray in 2010

Update: Thanks to a tip via Facebook, it would appear the Us distribution rights to The Elephant Man and The Deer Hunter are not held by the StudioCanal Collection. As such those titles will not be a ...

The Deer Hunter, Elephant Man, The Graduate and More on Blu-ray in 2010

Lionsgate is offering a sneak peek into their 2010 StudioCanal Collection via a new promotional trailer that popped up on YouTube. In a couple instances, the StudioCanal Blu-ray Collection steps on ...