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Film, Feature Starship Wachowski Dares You to Leave Your Pod

Starship Wachowski Dares You to Leave Your Pod

It's a Sunday afternoon in New York, and Tom Tykwer and the filmmakers formerly known as the Wachowski Brothers are talking about Zardoz, that odd and ambitious 1974 science fiction drama most infamous for featuring a gun-vomiting godhead and Sean…
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Film, <i>The International</i>'s assets are troubled indeed

The International's assets are troubled indeed

Tom Tykwer's The International is one of those movies in which shadowy men meet in parked cars, abandoned buildings, and inconspicuous public spaces (museum galleries are a particular favorite), travel under assumed names, and always glance nervously over their shoulders,…
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Film, Scents and Sensibility

Scents and Sensibility

A multimillion-euro adaptation of a best-selling German novel, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer relates the life of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), born in 18th-century Paris with a uniquely puissant sense of smell. He begins life as an orphan, sold…
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Film, Nurse Sissi

Nurse Sissi

The German filmmaker Tom Tykwer has a gift for fusing psychological complexity and crackling plot without forsaking the excitements of either. The success of Run Lola Run didn't exactly turn Tykwer into a household name, but it earned him his…
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