Cinema Corner Archive


Thu, 09 January 2014, 5pm
Light-sabers, stormtroopers and a little green creature (not a frog)
Stellar Non-Peaces

Thu, 14 January 2014, 2pm
Hard to top in terms of atmosphere and pre-CGI special effects (mostly created by make-up wunderkind Rob Bottin), this film about a bunch scientists fighting a shape-shifting alien form in the Antarctic has everything one could wish for in a horror movie, including an absolutely terrifying title:
The What’s-It-Called

Thu, 16 January 2014, 5pm
Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg in the film that finally won Martin Scorsese his long-overdue Oscar, a thriller about moles and rats
Those Who Have Left

Thu, 21 January 2014, 2pm
A famous 1948 Technicolor movie about dancing, passion, and madness, from the legendary directing duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Darren Aronofsky’s ballet psycho-horror film Black Swan wouldn’t exist were it not for
The Blood-Colored Footwear

Thu, 23 January 2014, 5pm
Alfred Hitchcock, Grace Kelly, scissors, and a telephone.
Call K for Killing

Wed, 26 March 2014, 5pm
The no.1 courtroom drama without a courtroom, this is the epitome of classic filmmaking, featuring the immortal Henry Fonda and 11 other guys
A Dozen Furious Fellas

Wed, 19 March 2014, 5pm
A harrowing tale about a community’s prejudices and the lies of a very bad girl, based on the famous play by Lillian Hellman
60 Minutes for Brats

Wed, 2 April 2014, 5pm
Christian Bale loves Money, Music and Murder in this twisted Hollywood satire based on Bret Easton Ellis’s über-controversial novel
US Loony

Wed, April 09, 2014, 5 pm
George Clooney, Brad Pritt, Matt Damon, and one, two, three, four, …, nine other guys plan and carry out the heist of the century: they break into the vault of three casinos in Las Vegas.
Massive Body of Salt Water’s Dozen Minus 1 (2001)

Wed, April 30, 2014, 5 pm
In this adaptation of David Mamet’s play, the f-word and its derivatives are uttered 138 times. It shows the workings of a real estate office and the tremendous pressure of its agents. The film’s all-star cast includes Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, and Kevin Spacey.
ABC – Always Be Closing (1992)

Wed, May 07, 2014, 5 pm
This adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s classic play features the onscreen spouses Elisabeth Taylor and Paul Newman battling it out. This is the story of life lies, regrets, alcohol, and “no-neck monsters.”
Feline on a High Temperature House Top (1958)

Wed, May 14, 2014, 5 pm
In the second installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy we see the battle between the vigilante and the anarchist. The late Heath Ledger is brilliant as The Joker, one of Batman’s most intriguing foes.
Knight in Not So Shining Armor (2008)

Wed, May 21, 2014, 5 pm
This adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s dystopian novel presents a horrific society in which income inequality has led to an annual death game with arbitrary rules.
The Appetite Plays (2012)

Wed, May 28, 2014, 5 pm
Based on John Patrick Shanley’s play, this film explores the ambiguous relationship between a priest and atroubled young student. Meryl Streep and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman shine in this dialogue-driven movie.
Uncertainty (2008)

Wed, June 04, 2014, 5 pm
In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks. This compelling yet bizarre film is directed by David Cronenberg and stars Jeremy Irons.
M.argarine Bug (1993)

Wed, June 11, 2014, 5 pm
Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece gives a look behind the scenes of our contemporary financial crisis. Leonardo DiCaprio gives a stunning performance and shows us what to do if, due to Quaaludes, walking is not an option.
The Bloodsucker of the New York City Stock Market (2013)

November 5, 2014
PS 610.006 Pirates of the Mediterranean (Instructor: Tobias Auböck)

November 12, 2014
PS 610.010 The Portrayal of Women in American Film (Instructor: Cornelia Klecker)

November 19, 2014
PS 610.013 The Poetics of American Cinema (Instructor: Johannes Mahlknecht)

November 26, 2014
PS 610.010 The Portrayal of Women in American Film (Instructor: Cornelia Klecker)

December 3, 2014
PS 610.013 The Poetics of American Cinema (Instructor: Johannes Mahlknecht)

December 10, 2014
P 610003 The Devil in the American Dream (Instructor: Matthias Mösch)


Wed, 16 October 2013, 5pm
A truly timeless Hollywood adventure starring Clark Gable and Chales Laughton:
Rebellion on the Coconut Chocolate Bar

Tue, 22 October 2013, 2pm
Al Pacino's rise and fall as a Cuban immigrant gangster:
Disfigured Visage

Wed, 30 October 2013, 5pm
Perhaps the most beloved musical of all time, featuring a lion, witches, and Judy Garland:
The Magician of a Two-Letter Place

Tue, 5 November 2013, 2pm
One of the most talked-about films of the 1990s, the perfect marriage of witty dialogue and nasty violence, plus the surprising resurrection of former superstar John Travolta:
Fruit-Extract Untruth

Thu, 14 November 2013, 5pm
Perhaps one of Stanley Kubrick's lesser known works, and perhaps his greatest: an extravagant, three-hour period piece about the rise and fall of a charming scoundrel, played by Ryan O'Neal at the peak of his career:
Manilow B. Johnson First Names

Thu, 21 November 2013, 5pm
Think German silent science fiction film, and you think:
Very Big City

Wed, 27 November 2013, 5pm
Considered by many to be the best written movie ever, this seventies film-noir features Jack Nicholson as a very "nosy fella"
Asian Minority's Residence

Thu, 3 December 2013, 5pm
Stallone’s Rocky and boxing were yesterday, now it’s Tom Hardy and mixed martial arts in the crowd-pleasing sports tear-jerker to end all crowd-pleasing sports tear-jerkers

Thu, 12 December 2013, 5pm
A minor and little-known arthouse production featuring a bunch of guys running around and enjoying New Zealand’s beautiful scenery
The Fratpack of the Finger Ornament

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