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Berlinale 2018

Berlinale 2018

The 68th annual Berlin International Film Festival February 15th-25th, 2018 Berlin, Germany by Marko Domazet Here we are Loose Lippers – it’s February and time for Berlinale. The town of pretzles, good coffee and decently priced booze did not disappoint. Like in previous years, the main festival hub was based around Potzdammer Platz, but the […]

Dark River

Dark River

Dark River Directed by Clio Barnard Starring Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Esme Creed-Miles, Aiden McCullough and Shane Attwooll In UK Cinemas February 23rd, 2018 by Michael Anderson Deserved plaudits for 2013 breakthrough The Selfish Giant still just about ringing in her ears, Clio Barnard continues to carve out her own niche in the […]

Berlinale: The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince Directed by Rupert Everett Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson by Marko Domazet Lying in a cheap hotel room with nasty wallpaper, Oscar Wilde opens up the floodgates to old memories and we come along for the journey in The Happy Prince. The story […]

Berlinale: Damsel

Damsel Directed by David and Nathan Zellner Starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner by Marko Domazet Take the cornerstones of a classic western – a hero on a rescue mission, a drunken sidekick, a native American, a damsel in distress – defy the expectations and hey presto, you’ve got Damsel. Samuel […]

Berlinale: Black 47

Black 47

Black 47 Directed by Lance Daly Starring Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, Sarah Greene and Jim Broadbent by Marko Domazet The year is 1874, the great famine is ravaging through Ireland rendering many people unable to eat and fend for themselves. Feeney, a rough as they come Irish […]

Berlinale: Isle of Dogs

Isle Of Dogs

Isle of Dogs Directed by Wes Anderson Starring Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Akira Takayama, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Yoko Ono, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Mari Natsuki, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Liev Schreiber and Courtney B. Vance […]

Red Sparrow, Red Carpet

Red Sparrow - Joel Edgerton

Red Sparrow Directed by Francis Lawrence Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts, Nicole O’Neill, Sergei Polunin and Ciarán Hinds London Premiere February 19th, 2018 by Joanna Orland The stars and director of psychosexual thriller Red Sparrow descended upon London for the film’s premiere at the Vue West End. Star Jennifer Lawrence was […]

Berlinale: Feierabendbier (After-Work Beer)

Feierabendbier

Feierabendbier (After-Work Beer) Directed by Ben Brummer Starring Tilman Strauß, Julia Dietze, Johann Jürgens, Christian Tramitz, Jonathan Berlin, Sophia Schober, James Newton, Korinna Krauss, Manuel Rubey and Levi Schäfer by Marko Domazet Magnus has a bar. And an apartment. And a car. Magnus doesn’t have an illness, he has a few loyal friends and a […]

Berlinale: Shakedown

Shakedown

Shakedown Directed by Leila Weinraub by Marko Domazet There ain’t no party like a shakedown party (my own quote, based purely on the film, never actually been to their parties). Shakedown was a series of parties thrown in the Los Angeles area over the last decade. The parties were strictly underground, mainly geared at gay […]

Win Thor: Ragnarok on DVD

Thor: Ragnarok Directed by Taika Waititi Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” the God of Thunder’s third installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, electrified both audiences and critics alike reaching over $800M at the global box office. […]