A solid drama from Austrian director Götz Spielmann! Johannes Krisch delivers a near perfect performance as the revenge-fueled thief. His relationship with is father is particularly captivating. Overall, an interesting twist on the cop/robber formula.
POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock strikes again with this documentary about advertising and product placement in movie and television. Though not as informative as his previous work, TGMES is still interesting (and troubling).
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This depressing descent into Hell of a corrupt and drug addicted lieutenant is both fascinating and devastating. Abel Ferrara’s long take aesthetic really highlights Harvey Keitel’s flawless performance which is often built on improvisation (or at least it feels like it). This is best illustrated in the intense church scene where Keitel’s character confronts Jesus.
A quirky comedy with incredibly flawed but ultimately lovable characters. Jeff Daniels is excellent as the frustrated and bourgeois writer/father. The movie’s feel and aesthetic is reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s universe (after all, Baumbach did write Fantastic Mr. Fox and Life Aquatic for Anderson).