Tag Archives: Berlin

Shakin’ That Ass: Two Dancers @ The Day Watch Party In Berlin

As the Tom Paxton song goes, wasn’t that a party? Hell yes, that was indeed a party. So much so that there’s not a lot of it I remember, what with the flowing Möet and chilled vodka shots. It was for a Russian film screening at Berlin, Day Watch (Fox Searchlight, June), written and directed by Timur Bekmambetov but beyond that, I can’t tell you much. Although there did seem to be a few Russian mafia-looking types around. Then again, I’ve never really seen one, so what do I know? Oh, and then there were the dancers. I figured since I am about to post some stills from the party @ Flickr.com, I might as well put up a little video, too!

Berlin 07: Angry Fish At The KaDeWe

So I had to take these pix. I was just kinda transfixed by the array of fish on offer at the KaDeWe’s seafood department and these three were so very pissed off. I suppose I would be too, if I were….ugly as sin, dead and on ice in Berlin.
So…fish:

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And the angriest of them all, the Monk Fish:

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Yikes.

Berlin 07: Mmmmm, Meat!

A dinner some friends and I had recently in what we like to call Das Fleischhaus:
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It consists of: 4 Schnitzels, 4 small steaks, 4 pork cutlets and 4 small ground beef & pork links called Cevapcici, not to mention 2 kinds of rice and fries. Sheer heaven…so we ordered 8 more Cevapcici on the side. My doctor would be so proud!

Berlin 07: What Was She Thinking?

Emmanuelle Béart’s official Berlinale portrait on display at the Berlinale Palast, main theater of the Berlin International Film Festival:

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Or as I like to call it, “Please sir, can I have some more?” She’s a fine actress and quite attractive, but, erm, not in this pic. That said, André Téchiné’s Les Témoins (The Witnesses) is a fine film. Review coming soon!

Bacall, Ironically Speaking….

logo_57_IFB.gifLauren Bacall, one of my favorite actresses of all time, was here in Berlin to support her most recent film The Walker, by Paul Schrader, and according the IMDb had some choice words to say about the current state of filmmaking, calling it mediocre, among other things and blaming the fall off on TV. “I think unfortunately in television sometimes they want to do good work,” said bacall, according tot he siter, “but a lot of the time they’re doing terrible work and I think that has affected movie making badly. … It’s all about ratings now and everything. It should be about the work, and it’s not.”
Why is this ironic? Well, The Walker is one of the worst films I’ve seen in years and may be Schrader’s worst ever, that’s why!