Paul Gallagher

'Mr Eisenstein, I understand you are connected with the Kyenee-ma. I witnessed a Kye-nimatograph performance once.' - J. J. Thompson

Favorite films

  • Ugetsu
  • A Dog's Life
  • The Childhood of Maxim Gorky
  • Kummatty

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  • Romeo and Juliet in the Snow

    ★★★½

  • America

    ★★

  • Creature from the Haunted Sea

  • Tristan und Isolde

    ★★

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  • Tristan und Isolde

    Tristan und Isolde

    ★★

    "Workshop? experimental stage? It's all a bluff: in today's Bayreuth, Müller is no longer a risk, but a cash filler. The poet himself, when Wagner's lure reached him, found his engagement 'absurd and astounding.' But the head of the festival relied on Müller's high profile as a public nuisance, and the Norns from Wagner's »Ring on the Green Hill promptly whispered: »Weißt du, wie das wird...? «

    It got bad and will end even worse. Because with Heiner Müller's »Tristan«, the whole of Neu-Bayreuth, this once exemplary laboratory for post-war Wagner cultivation, finally ends up in the Orcus of postmodern arbitrariness." - Klaus Umbach

  • Victory of Women

    Victory of Women

    ★★★½

    "The drama unfolds in this old-fashioned way. The structure of the plot itself - the public prosecutor and lawyer as brother and sister-in-law, and the lawyer's grudge against her brother-in-law - is very much in the nature of a shinpa tragedy, not unlike the old Cascading White Threads. The stereotyped tawdriness of every character is enough to take your breath away. Most disturbing of all is Moto's helpless state. In sharp contrast Hiroko comes across as a natural leader who…

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  • Woos Whoopee

    Woos Whoopee

    ★★★★

    Even cats ignored Prohibition.

  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★★½

    Justine seems to be linked to mythology of Diana - who's vowed never to marry, the goddess of domesticated spaces, who was spied upon while bathing, the goddess who guides people between death and life, linked to animals and the Moon (or other celestial bodies).