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.
There are no words for how frustrating the wind sound is during your talk about Snowpiercer. It's impossible to hear what you're saying at some points. I've seen a few of these with you two at different events now and I keep wanting to just go on Amazon and buy you a set of Lapel Mics so we don't have to miss any dialog.
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