Yesterday I watched The Good German at the University cinema. I was really excited to see this movie, having heard that it takes place in the immediate post-war Berlin, and that it borrows heavily from Casablanca.
And...I still can't figure out what to make of it. Stephen Soderburgh did a really good job of making a movie that looks and feels like it was made in 1945. He portrays the Berlin of rubble and trümmerfrauen really accurately. But did it make for a good movie? I can't tell.
There was a lot that was clever about this movie. But a good movie? A satisfying movie? I still can't tell.
(I'll bet you just can't wait until the day in which I'm publishing book reviews, eh?)