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Toni Erdmann

Movie Reviews

Newest review posted on January 17, 2017:

Toni Erdmann

other current reviews:

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The List of 9

current list posted on December 20, 2016:

The Nine Best Features I Saw at Film Festivals in 2016

2016 was a pretty grim year, but I do have one positive thing to say for myself: I saw more movies in the theater than I had in any year over the past decade. Compare: in 2015, I caught just 31 new feature films on the big screen. (That may sound like a lot to you, but you're probably not a childless filmmaker who… read more!

Browse through over 300 Lists of 9 here!
Anchorage International Film Festival

Development Updates

last updated November 28, 2016:

“20 Matches” in Alaska… and on Alaska?

As we wrap up 2016 – a year that most people I know would call an awful one – I am grateful, at least, for the film festival exposure that 20 Matches has received. It's not over 'til it's over, but my current assumption is that the Anchorage International Film Festival, which I'm attending December 7-10 (20 Matches screens on both dates), will be this film's final… read more!

20 Matches

The Films

Last updated September 22, 2015:

20 Matches

This is a trailer for my latest film, a story about a serial killer in Vienna, Austria, told by a woman (Nina Rausch) sitting in a pitch black room, illuminated only by the matches she holds in her hand. I will replace this trailer with the actual film sometime in 2017, once 20 Matches finishes its run on the festival circuit. Here is a more expansive page on the film.… read more!