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Effi Briest

While reportedly a film of singular importance to writer-director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Effi Briest feels less passionately engaged than distinctively detached. That affect is no doubt intentional; Fassbinder was nothing if not a self-conscious, sophisticated artist. 450 weitere Wörter


Chinese Roulette (1976), dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Chinese Roulette is about skeletons in the closet: Ariane and Gerhard are parents to the most uncomfortable family. Underestimated and undervalued, their daughter Angela is constrained to crutches, yet holds power over the entire family, engineering her own game as she asks housekeeper Kast (Brigitte Mira) to move the table together at dinner. 1.237 weitere Wörter


Roger Ebert Film School, Lesson 32: The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

Roger Ebert Film School is a recurring feature in which Brandon attempts to watch & review all 200+ movies referenced in the print & film versions of Roger Ebert’s (auto)biography… 1.220 weitere Wörter

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Lola (1981)

First published on ‘We Are Cult’ on the 11th of July 2017

Lola, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder in 1981, takes place in 1957 in the small town of Coburg in Western Germany. 803 weitere Wörter


Iconic French Actress Jeanne Moreau Has Died

One of the irritations of modern Internet culture is the haphazard way the word “iconic” is thrown around, basically as an all-purpose synonym for “cool” or “thing I like.” The word itself means much more than that, derived as it is from a word related to imagery of religious figures. 201 weitere Wörter


Veronika Voss (1982)

You get a sense that if they had ever met, Norma Desmond and Veronika Voss might have been good friends. Either that or they would have hated each other’s guts. 754 weitere Wörter