Movie Diary 9/8/2010

Interior, Ali

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974). Watching it again for an upcoming talk. The movie’s simplicity is quietly devastating, although it isn’t simple, either. A line like “Hitler used to eat here…” drops in without a smirk. So authoritative is Fassbinder’s eye that my impression of German apartments was forever locked by this run of Fassbinder in the Seventies. Well, West German apartments.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (Ryan Fleck/Anna Boden, 2010). (full review 10/8)