Archive for the “Film Reviews” Category


Sons of Norway
a film by Jens Lien
reviewed by Gary Levinson

The people who go to see Sons of Norway can be divided into two groups.  The first is the group of people who may have (more…)

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Periferic
Bogdan George Apetri

reviewed by Gary Levinson

I never thought I’d publish a review like this, and I certainly never planned to write one.  But this film just pushed me a step too far.  I’m fed and sick up of (more…)

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En Kongelig Affaere (A Royal Affair)
Nikolaj Arcel
Berlinale 2012 Film Festival
reviewed by Gary Levinson

En kongelig affaere is the story of Denmark’s 18th century king Christian VII, the rise to power in his court of (more…)

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Maria Müller
HÜLLEN
fsk Kino, Berlin
reviewed by Gary Levinson

As I was watching it, I didn’t expect to be writing a review about Hüllen (”Coverings”). After all, it’s not a fictional piece, but rather a sociology-documentary. Sometime later (more…)

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James Benning
LOS
reviewed by Gary Levinson

What is Los Angeles? To the people who live there, it’s many things. Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, Downtown lofts, really good “Mexican” food, waiting for a parking place at a shopping center, a completely jammed 8-lane (each direction) highway at 2am, probably mostly things to do with traffic. (more…)

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Delta Airlines
Deltalina
reviewed by Gary Levinson

Airline on-board safety films can be interesting! This eye-opening realization came to me after watching Delta Airlines’ in-flight safety film, Deltalina. (more…)

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Sally Potter
RAGE
Berlinale - 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Berlinale Palast, Berlin
reviewed by Gary Levinson

From the perspective of a color therapist, Rage must be an intriguing film. Against a solid background of different changing colors, dialogs with several individuals take place. These colorful interviews are recorded by a school boy for transmission on his web site. This all takes place over the course of seven days. (more…)

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Tom DiCillo
When You’re Strange
Berlinale - 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Colosseum, Berlin
reviewed by Gary Levinson

When You’re Strange is a documentary about Jim Morrison and The Doors. Tom DiCillo’s film uses a variety of authentic sources: film made by Morrison himself, concert and studio recordings, news clips, and apparently much as-of-yet-unseen footage from the Courson (Pamela Courson was Morrison’s long-term girlfriend) and Morrison families’ private archives. (more…)

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