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  • Paracelsus

    Paracelsus

    ★★★½

    “Art for Art” on the battlefield of Propaganda

    Known as “The Luther of Medicine”, “The Father of Chemistry”, and “The Godfather of Modern Chemotherapy”; this is the German –Swiss physician Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim that called himself “Paracelsus”. This «founder of toxicology» was a pioneer scientist in the field of chemicals and medicine who was also given credit for the «invention of laudanum», or tincture of opium. He was the first man who understood that opium was more…

  • Silent Light

    Silent Light

    ★★★★

    "Talk to me like a father, not like a preacher…
    _ I am both, Johan! You suffer because you think the pain of losing her will never pass, but it will, son!"

    This is maybe my most favorite dialogue from the Stellet Licht or Silent Light, directed by Carlos Reygadas. This stylish dramatic film is about adultery, love triangle, heartbreak, death, confusion, regret, sorrow, and conscience. Stellet Licht pictures Johan, a middle-aged farmer, and his emotional conflicts. He loves his…

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  • Faust

    Faust

    ★★★★½

    “He who strives on and lives to strive,
    Can earn redemption still” (V, 11936–7), the end of Act V, Faust.

    Faust, the story of both a hero and an anti-hero at the same time; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s ageless masterpiece… And off course, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s underrated yet magnificent art of direction, design, costume, makeup, light, shadow, movement, and texture within the frame of upmost importance… which is one of the greatest films of the silent era and a wonderful…

  • Angst

    Angst

    ★★★★★

    Gaspar Noé has once said, “Angst is the best psycho-killer movie!

    I don’t really know where to start from. From its most terrifying horror scenes with insane realistic acting, … from its omnipresent musical score that sets the perfect mood, … from its innovative cinematography with a shaky camera and crazy overhead shots, … or from its super-excellent script which frequently happens inside the main sadist character’s head... Everything about this film is top-notch. Now we know why Angst turned…