Lebanon Movie Review

by Gunther Heinrich, 19 Oct 2010 in Reviews

Four scenes totally ruined a movie for me. And many more. Basically it’s not Inglorious Basterds but Incompetent Basterds all around…

Twelve Movie Review – Drugs won’t help

by Gunther Heinrich, 10 Oct 2010 in Reviews

An unconnected movie about unconnected lives.

Mary and Max Movie Review

by Gunther Heinrich, 15 Aug 2010 in Reviews

Sorry when I start this review with a rant but when in the history of movies did someone decide that anything and everything even only slightly animated is being considered stuff for kids and families?

Just look at the reviews here, here and here: in every piece there’s a warning that Mary and Max is not for kids. Well, thank you very much for this warning. Please wake me up, if you started to watch some anime series and movies. Then we can talk. Seriously, this is embarrassing, especially when such assumptions come from reviewers. They should know better.  (Or do they know better but write this because of some narrow-minded audience? Come one, nobody is that narrow-minded…)

In one point they are all correct, though: this is a truly adult story, heartwarming, poignant and bittersweet. The claymation Mary and Max is one of the best animated movies in recent memory and to me it beats Pixar’s Up by a landslide.

The Concert Movie Review

by Gunther Heinrich, 1 Aug 2010 in Reviews

Don’t let the awesomely bad excuse of a movie poster fool you (see image above – the borders are part of the poster *ugh*). The French movie industry actually did it. They produced The Concert, a movie that’s heartwarming and funny at the same time. And yeah, I am as surprised as you by that fact as I totally know the European movie industry normally cannot tell a good plot/story even if their life depends on it.