“Breaking Even”, ZDF Mediathek
Time budget: six episodes à 45 minutes
for Fans of: “Succession”, “The big Bellheim”
The ZDF longs for a series with the transmitter can pick up with the Kukident-Image of the audience, the surf at this new-fangled Streaming providers around. Now it worked really: The series “Breaking Even” is powerful and gloomy, looks much more expensive than it probably was, full of Zeitgeist and stands as a rousing recast all too familiar Thriller clichés. So: rich family with a defective moral compass, intrigue, secrets, et al.
In this case, the family Lindemann, age of the Ruhr Baron-nobility with a large automotive company is, and wants to start with his first self-propelled car in the future. Unfortunately, the car with the stupid name “Lindi” is to blame for a tragic accident. The young lawyer Nora Shaheen to limit the damage, take a look on your own and always finds more skeletons in the closet. Easily handed the maker a cause of the great Lorna Ishema played Nora, a figure that has color is not a bright skin. Sad, that this should be a feature, but is even more so.
Exciting is how casually and in the long term this is the view on this often told story moves. Once the aspiring Nora in the Elevator. A cleaning force increases, also she is dark-skinned. They both look unsure, and this look tells a lot about the complex and often contradictory realities of non-white people in this country.
“Check Check”, Season 2, Joyn+
Time budget: eight episodes of 20 minutes
for Fans of: “Diary of a Uber-driver”, “Late Night Berlin”
The algae-Burger from season 1 it’s still there, and in the Chinese Restaurant of the bumslangweiligen small town Simmering – should go and ask someone to vegetarian food (which is never someone). The meat-meatballs, wanted to sell Jan (Klaas Heufer-Umlauf) actually, in Berlin and in order to come out great, but it was not to be. Now he’s been on for a while longer in his home city in the Hesse province, long the employees at the regional airport gets bored in his Job as a Security-and forging new Business ideas: A security company, for example, which protects against break-ins. The accumulate in the last time. These ideas lead naturally into the kind of Thigh-slapping-bullshit, it was already in the first season wide. In addition, the history runs to Jan’s increasingly demented father, the may does, thankfully, without a sense of Humor-Aufplusterung, and quite melancholy. The break in between fact, the series already at the first attempt is not good. The second relay connects both of which are not convincing each other. That’s not so bad, touching the story is the same, and from time to time, you can have a laugh too. It’s just a pity that the “Check Check” always lands back to Larger swings open – and in the case of the province of farce.
Time, Amazon Prime Video
“My 40-year-old Me,” Netflix
Time budget: 80 minutes (“Time”), 124 minutes (“My 40-year-old I”)
for Fans of: “When They See Us”, “Portlandia”
The realities of non-white people in the USA, it comes in two captivating beautiful black-and-white films, the celebrations in quick succession Premiere. The documentation of the “Time” bears a telling title: He thinks the time passes irrevocably, and people close to, but can not see changed. And he refers to the American Slang expression “doing time”: a prison sentence to serve.
The husband of the businesswoman Fox Richardson’s serving a prison sentence, 60 years. The filmmaker Garrett Bradley tells the tender, the history of the mother and her six children in the Form of a hint, impressionistic hung lightly dabbed Collage out of private video recordings of the family and an intimate yet restrained portrait. A stylistically exhilarating and silent rage embossed plea against the American justice system, awarded as best documentary at the Sundance film festival.
Also from this year’s Sundance-Born in the Comedy “The 40-Year-Old Version comes”, she was awarded for best Director. Radha wrote Blank and directed the Film, she plays the main character – and, in turn, is a fictionalized Version of their self. The Film-Radha had an early success as a playwright, but since then, the success has failed to materialize. The theatre world, shows her the cold shoulder, because she refuses to write as a Black on “black” topics, Creative Writing courses for young people keeps you on the water. To Radha discovers her old love, the Rap, again. This is the stuff that Radha makes Blank a fresh, moving, rousing, explosive, told Comedy about an artist who wants to remain faithful.
“Ryan Gosling – Hollywood’s Semi-God”, Arte Mediathek
Time budget: 52 minutes
for Fans of: “A single day”, “Drive”, “departure to the moon”
With documentaries about the actor, the is such a thing. The filmmakers hardly ever really close to Stars, they talk to colleagues and film critics, and what comes out at the end, often only the artificially created image, as it asks this really behind. The one-hour documentary about Ryan Gosling has been running way risk, to be a mere Fan-Fiction. “Every woman wants a Ryan Gosling at your side”, breathed into the speaker via a Collage of kiss scenes from his films. Well, Yes.
Interesting and analytical assessments of film critics, the show as Gosling managed, with a mixture of tear-Jerker, and to become Independent films to one of Hollywood’s biggest Stars of the present day are fortunately. Unconsciously these prior to the pandemic turned documentary shows something else: How close is the cinema, with its Stars is connected, what can be a beautiful thing Glamour because he really larger than life power and the television, be able to convey in spite of Netflix and co., this feels like size never. In this respect, one can only hope that Ryan Gosling and his colleagues become the real hero By saving the cinema, if Corona is finally over.
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