All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Run Lola Run
Every second of every day you're faced with a decision that can change your life.
Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manny. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manny. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run.
How this film plays itself is the same way how you play a video game. You have to reach a goal point in a limited time. You start the game, overcome each n every obstacle, almost make it to the final mark but either the time is over or you're dead. So what do you do when it's already game-over? You restart. And continue doing that until you finally make it through. And that's exactly how the events depicted in Run Lola Run unfold.
Presenting 3 different alternatives of a single event, Run Lola Run begins with Lola receiving a phone call from her boyfriend Manny who lost 100,000 Deutschmark which belongs to a mobster he was working for. Lola…
Video game existentialism set to a pumping house soundtrack, would be one way to describe this non-stop adrenalin rush. Music videos in the 90's became increasingly influential in the style used by directors aiming at a younger audience. Run Lola Run is one of the few films that packaged together visual inventiveness with some food for thought.
Everyone has their own take on fate and pre-determined outcomes and Lola definitely has hers. Her self-belief stands out as fiercely as the red flame hair that holds our attention on the screen, a female Sonic the Hedgehog burning through the streets of Berlin controlling multiple lives.
The interesting thing is that we leave the film knowing very little about her life outside…
Chaos Theory stipulates that all dynamic systems are deterministic, which means that a system can be significantly affected by small changes in its component variables. However, these deterministic systems are, as the name implies, already determined by the nature of their initial conditions. That is, a system has an infinite number of theoretical possible conclusions, but the same origin. These drastic repercussions caused by small variables in a dynamic system is also known as Butterfly Effect.
The Butterfly Effect is reminiscent of Chaos Theory. The assumption is given with a theoretical example where the physical patterns involved in a butterfly flapping its wings can subsequently cause a hurricane in another geographical location several weeks later. How? The "initial conditions" are…
The December Challenge: Film 10
What if I told you that I knew of a film that explores the battle between free will and determinism, deconstructs both luck and chance as two very distinct concepts, examines the effects of chaos theory, and briefly flirts with the supernatural, all in an accessible and highly entertaining way? What if I then told you that said film accomplished all of these things, and much more, within a running time that falls just shy of 75 minutes? If you’ve never seen Run Lola Run before, you’d either think me a liar or mad. Whilst the second of those accusations may well be true, that is nothing more than coincidence because the film I’ve…
Pure 90's fun. Has some flashy visual flair to it and it's always entertaining. But, I do feel like if it was any longer, I would have lost interest.
Here's some high concept/high octane thrills from Tykwer, an impressive mash-up of several styles of film-making including animation, black and white and music video techniques which utilizes various imaginative camera tricks.
As you'd expect from a film with this title the pace is relentless throughout, driven by a memorable rhythmic soundtrack as we are presented with three different versions of the same incident..
This is such a stylistic, adrenaline-fuelled exercise in filmmaking it's hard for me not to give it 5 stars.
The 90's techno soundtrack, Lola running, the fast editing and cool camera angles. Brilliant, just love it. The premise is simple, but the film is surprisingly thought-provoking in a "what if this happened?" sort of way.
I do have the suspicion however that rating might diminish on multiple viewings simply because it's so shocking & surprising the first time you see it. It's so consistently fast paced throughout the film. And being so stylistic some people might be put off at its approach; like whenever Lola's loud screaming breaks glass. But if you dig its style and most probably will, then it's definitely worth your time.
Oh, this was good. My adrenaline is still pumping. Now I just want to keep running until my body gives out. With this crazy techno soundtrack playing, of course.
darude - sandstorm
Der Film ist viel besser Deutsch und Franka Potente muesste in viel mehr Filmen mit spielen, echt sau gute Schauspielerin.
Watched this for a German film class. This had been considerably overhyped for me, as I was not all that impressed by it.
There is a certain vibe some movies resonate while watching. With some it's the mood of pure nausea, some the feel of being derivative and meandering, but there are those few that seem to leap from the screen, slap you in the face, and scream cool. It happened with 'Pulp Fiction', it was there with 'Trainspotting' and 'The Matrix', and you better believe every precious frame of 'Run Lola Run' drips with a feeling of absolute cool.
Since the movie is foreign, German, and subtitled, I'm sure most out there in the viewing audience don't know anything about it. It's the tale of Lola's desperate quest to save her boyfriend Manni. See Manni runs money for a very shady character…
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).