Monday, February 15, 2010

Berlin: Days 3+4

Making the Boys (Crayton Robey, US: Panorama Dokumente) C+
Valuable anecdote trussed up in wearing, gossipy montage

Submarino (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark: official competition) B–
21 Grams-ishly grim, but does have guts, and it's memorably acted

La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1961: Retrospektive) A–
A marriage in freefall: pristinely disconsolate, and Moreau's terrific

Greenberg (Noah Baumbach, US: official competition) C
Morose People? Tries hard to say things, but too often drab and taxing

Exit Through the Gift Shop (Bansky, UK: out of competition) B+
Riotously funny, shape-shifting doc, full of ironies about art and profit

World on a Wire (RW Fassbinder, Germany, 1973: Berlinale Special) B
The story's confounding, but it's so delirious design-wise you don't care

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