Author Corina Rottger

I’m a German based passionate film lover with main interests in contemporary, arthouse and independent cinema. I love the cinematic experience on screen, unconventional storytelling and getting carried away by it. Besides film, I am also interested in general pop culture and addicted to way too many TV shows I never seem to be able to catch up on.

Reviews Carol

The elegant romance Carol directed by Todd Haynes premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year to critical acclaim and already kicked off early Oscar speculations due to high praise for both actresses, including the Award for Best Actress for Rooney Mara for her performance. The Oscar buzz for both Rooney Mara and…

Reviews Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

With the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 as the fourth and final installment of the dystopian Hunger Games saga, the young adult franchise based on Suzanne Collins’s novels comes to a satisfying end. Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as the fierce but broken heroine Katniss Everdeen for the…

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During Munich International Film Festival I sat down with debut filmmaker Trey Shults to talk about his very personal, emotional, award-winning feature Krisha, in which a family members returns home for Thanksgiving after several years of absence due to struggles with alcoholism. Krisha is based on a short film of the same name and stars a lot of Shults’ friends and family including his aunt Krisha who plays the title’s protagonist.

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Actor-turned-director Andrea di Stefano presented his film Escobar: Paradise Lost in Munich where it had its German premiere the same time the film was theatrically released in the US after playing the festival circuit back in 2014. It tells the story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar from the perspective of an outsider, who suddenly finds himself caught up in the violent and brutal drug cartel run by Escobar.

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Green Room, written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, is a revenge thriller set at a rock venue where a hardcore punk band is trapped in a Green Room facing off neo-Nazis after witnessing a murder at the club. With its one-location setting and the constant Nazi threat, Saulnier’s follow-up to Blue Ruin is intense, bloody and also quite dark-humored. It’s a…

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French auteur Jacques Audiard received the Palme d’Or for his refugee thriller Dheepan at this year’s Festival de Cannes. Before his big win, Audiard competed for the prestigious award twice; in 2009 with A Prophet and in 2012 with Rust and Bone. Both years the Palme d’Or went to Michael Haneke, although Audiard received the Grand Prix at the Cannes…

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The second and only other animated feature that screened in Cannes in an out-of-competition slot besides Inside Out was the first ever animated adaptation of one of the most beloved children’s books directed by Mark Osborne: The Little Prince. The timeless story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry about an aviator who meets a small prince and learns about his…

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