This weekend, L.A.’s ‘German Currents’ film festival will measure the world

This weekend at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, two of my favorite things: the best new German movies... plus receptions with beer in the Egyptian's courtyard. Read more [...]

‘Berlin Blues’ and films by Detlev Buck, at the L.A. Goethe-Institut

Wednesdays this fall at the L.A. Goethe-Institut: Films directed by and/or starring the award-winning German writer, actor and filmmaker Detlev Buck. For me the biggest attraction here is Berlin Blues, co-starring Christoph Waltz, about a West Berlin deadbeat whose drinking is interrupted by the fall of the Wall in 1989. Read more [...]

This week in NYC: David Bowie’s film career looks good in retrospect

This week in New York, The Film Society of Lincoln Center hosts a retrospective of David Bowie's film and video work — a collection of almost nothing but cult movies and intriguing rarities. A couple of the more obscure entries in Bowie's acting resume are what make this series stand out. Read more [...]

Top 10 cinematic highlights of 2012: one very subjective list

I don't claim the following list to be definitive — how can I say for sure what the best movie of 2012 was when I still haven't seen Magic Mike? Read more [...]