Author Archives: Aaron Winckler

About Aaron Winckler

Undergraduate Student at Brandeis University, Student Assistant at Center for German and European Studies, Co-coordinator of Jewish-German Dialogue Program

Turin Horse and Sleeping Sickness

By Shea The Berlinale premiere films “The Turin Horse” and “Sleeping Sickness” have two things in common: They both totally forgo any notion of classical ‘story,’ and they both take their sweet time. It has been written that Hollywood films … Continue reading

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Berlinale Shorts

In addition to featuring a variety  of feature length films, the Berlinale also highlights short films. The other day I saw a block of these short films in the Colloseum Cinema in Prenzlauer Berg. Titled Berlinale Shorts III, the screening … Continue reading

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Ingmar Bergman Retrospective

By Ben Taking a break from all of the premieres and movies that won’t be shown in the US until later this year, we decided to hit up the Ingmar Bergman retrospective that’s going on for the entirety of the … Continue reading

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Review of Lollipop Monster

By Ben Here’s what happens when you’re at an international film festival, you don’t know anything about 90% of the films being shown, and you pick one to go to based purely on the awesome name: it ends up being … Continue reading

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BERLINALE: Challenging A Film Lover’s Preconceptions Part 1

By Shea Ten movies down at the Berlinale film festival, the same question keeps nagging at me: what makes a “great” film? Granted, it’s a clichéd question, and I know one can easily respond: “a great film is whatever the … Continue reading

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Review of Mein Bester Feind

Oy, just got out of a screening for Mein Bester Feind (My Best Enemy). What an odd film. Initially, I was very excited to see it: It had been heavily advertised, appeared to have an intriguing plot and an all-star … Continue reading

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Review of Sleeping Sickness

Another review written by Ethan on the film Sleeping Sickness Viewing context: This was the first film we saw at the festival, and it was met with extremely mixed reviews from the group. Ben and I thought it was pretty … Continue reading

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Review of Turin Horse

So here’s a review of Turin Horse written by Ben. Enjoy! Here’s what happens when you’re in a foreign country with friends and none of you have a phone: it’s the ’90s again, guys.  After waking up at 6 AM, … Continue reading

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Review of Fjellet

Here is a review of the film Fjellet that Ben wrote. Viewing Context: On Sunday Aaron and I realized that we were the only ones that had tickets to Fjellet (I don’t know either), aka The Mountain. After much sprinting … Continue reading

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Review of Pina

Here’s a review of the film Pina written by Shea. I haven’t yet figured how to add him as a user to the blog, so that’s why it says by Aaron Winckler on the top, even though he wrote it. … Continue reading

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