Video Blog: 'Snowpiercer', '71', 'Blind' & 'Grand Budapest' in Berlin
by Alex Billington
February 14, 2014
As always, there are a number of films that deserve to break out from film festivals. I am returning this week from the Berlin Film Festival, aka Berlinale, in Germany where I caught 10 films in total (full list/recap here). While I enjoyed pretty much every last one, my friend Steve Weintraub (aka Frosty) from Collider and I decided to meet up and record a quick video blog, which we haven't done in a while, discussing four films in particular: Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, Jack O'Connell in Irish thriller '71, Eskil Vogt's Norwegian drama Blind and of course The Grand Budapest Hotel. This is a good one, so fire it up below and enjoy.
Watch my video blog from the 64th Berlin Film Festival recorded with Steve Weintraub from Collider:
For more updates, follow Alex @firstshowing and Steve @colliderfrosty. The 64th Berlin Film Festival has officially wrapped up, but I'm glad I made the trip and caught some excellent films, specifically these four mentioned in the video blog. For more on the films discussed - read my reviews for these three here: Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel is a Deeply Thoughtful Caper, Bong Joon-ho's Ambitious, Gritty Sci-Fi Snowpiercer is a Masterpiece, plus: Eskil Vogt's Blind is Brilliant, Innovative Storytelling. I had a fantastic time at Berlinale for my first time ever, and I'm glad Steve and I could chat about some films and talk about which ones are worth seeking out. Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more festival coverage.