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‘Pixelschatten’: extreme Pov from an unusually vivid angle

Pixelschatten

Directed by Anil Jacob Kunel

Screenplay by Anil Jacob Kunel

Germany, 2011

We are all well aware of the fact that through blogs and social networks we have developed a tendency to expose to the world – or at least a selected group of so called friends – what was previously simply kept private. This revelation of absurd exposure is in and of itself nothing new to the screen. Anil Jacob Kunel‘s feature debut however strikes with unusual twists taking on a different angle, while partly struggling to really push the discourse to the next level.

Kunel‘s low budget production tells the story of 22-year old blogger Pixel (Ben Gageik) and his friends. It‘s the common coming of age story about a former close-knit group of friends from a small town, facing the fact that growing up and moving out comes with a certain level of sacrifice. As much as you want to,
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This Week In Trailers: Four, The Hunter, Eames: The Architect and the Painter, Roadie, Abschiede

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This Week In Trailers: Four, The Hunter, Eames: The Architect and the Painter, Roadie, Abschiede
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? The Hunter Trailer This certainly has a nice pedigree. Having a film being executive produced by the man who brought us Animal Kingdom, being based
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