Everyone Else (2009) by Maren Ade

Vibe: Unlike The Forest for the Trees, Everyone Else is visually beautiful. Shot on lush 35mm on location in Sardinia, this movie feels more expensive than Ade's debut, even though I'm sure the budgets were comparable. If someone told me I could live in the world of this film, I…

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Toni Erdmann (2016) by Maren Ade

Vibe: Initially, I wanted to say that the vibe was “Supremely German.” I realized, however, that I know very little about German culture and this was based on a stereotype in my head built loosely around the Brothers Grimm, my father’s German ex-girlfriend, and that super hot long-term substitute…

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