RSS feed for schneeland

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Afraid So

    Afraid So

    ★★★½

    Somehow simple, even naive, maybe, but powerful nevertheless, and poetic as hell.

  • Phantom Limb

    Phantom Limb

    ★★★★½

    Another devastatingly beautiful film by Jay Rosenblatt. Lots of Arvo Pärt in it, too.

Popular reviews

More
  • Pickpocket

    Pickpocket

    ★★★★½

    Excellent, gritty and realistic account of a petty criminal left behind by his old pals that can adapt to new aggregational develeopments of contemporary chinese society. A bit too long, maybe, and losing its track in the last half hour, but that's just minor criticism in an overall superb film. Cinematography by genius Yu Lik-wai.

  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★½

    Yes, this is maybe as good as it gets. Its biggest achievements surely are that this is not an empty popculture ballet without significant meaning orbiting around itself in a delirious hedonist fashion but bears, on the one hand, a lot of reference to actual ongoing developments (speak: anxieties) of society (The Zero Church as a religious cult, cf. A Guru is born (Takeshi Kitano), or 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)) and youth culture (panties-hentais versus punky chicks adoring pure love (cf.…