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Bad Lieutenant - Cop ohne Gewissen (The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans)

Nicolas Cage delivers an Oscar-worthy performance as the troubled hero in Werner Herzog’s dark crime thriller, which also faithfully captures the atmosphere of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. William M Finkelstein has re-written the screenplay based on an earlier film written by Victor Argo. It also stars Val Kilmer and Eva Mendes. (Christa Greiff)

Second Opinion

Whatever possessed director Werner Herzog to remake The Bad Lieutenant is anyone’s guess. Relocating to “The Big Easy” adds nothing to the story, and Spike Lee’s documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts better shows New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Nicolas Cage’s (as Terence McDonagh) mindless ranting and screeching is a stark contrast to Harvey Keitel’s (in the original version) quiet, courageous character probe of a man sliding into a hellish abyss of his own addictions-induced creation. Keitel’s portrayal challenges us to (perhaps warily) want to care what happens to him, whereas Cage made me just want to shut-him-the-hell-up. If you want, and have stomach for the viscerally graphic experience of walking a gritty thin line of a corrupt police detective, watch director Abel Ferrara’s 1992 original version (simply, Bad Lieutenant, ****); it would be time much better spent. (Marinell Haegelin)

 

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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Black Panther (2018)

Christopher Robin (2018)

Die Berufung - Ihr Kampf für Gerechtigkeit (On the Basis of Sex) (2018)

Die Schneiderin der Träume (Sir) (2018)

Die Unglaublichen 2 (Incredibles 2) (2018)

Die Winzlinge – Abenteuer in der Karibik (Minuscule 2 - Mandibles from Far Away, Minuscule 2 - Les mandibules du bout du monde) (2018)

Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

Gans im Glück (Duck Duck Goose) (2018)

Green Book – Eine Besondere Freundschaft (Green Book) (2018)

Hereditary - Das Vermächtnis (Hereditary) (2018)

Isle of Dogs - Ataris Reise (Isle of Dogs) (2018)

Isle of Dogs - Ataris Reise (Isle of Dogs) (2018)

Leave No Trace (2018)

Mackie Messer - Brechts Dreigroschenfilm (Mack the Knife - Brecht's Threepenny Film) (2018)

Maze Runner: Die Auswerwählten in der Todeszone (Maze Runner: The Death Cure) (2018)

Midnight Sun (2018)

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

Operation: 12 Strong (12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) (2018)

Playing God (2018)

Red Sparrow (2018)

Red Sparrow (2018)

Shut Up and Play the Piano (2018)

Sibel (2018)

Tea with the Dames – Ein unvergesslicher Nachmittag (Tea with the Dames) (2018)

The Favourite - Intrigen und Irrsinn (The Favourite) (2018)

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

The Mule (2018)

VanGogh – An der Schwelle zur Ewigkeit (At Eternity's Gate) (2018)

Venom (2018)

Vice - Der Zweite Mann (Vice) (2018)

Vorhang auf für Cyrano (Edmond) (2018)

White Boy Rick (2018)

Wir (Us) (2019)

Yuli (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Ballon (2018)

Beale Street (If Beale Street Could Talk  ) (2018)

Black Panther (2018)

Das Etruskische Lächeln (The Etruscan Smile) (2018)

Ein Gauner & Gentleman (The Old Man & the Gun) (2018)

Intrigo - Tod eines Autors (Intrigo: Death of an Author) (2018)

Juliet, Naked (2018)

Mary Poppins' Rückkehr (Mary Poppins Returns) (2018)

RBG – Ein Leben Für Die Gerechtigkeit (RBG) (2018)

Sicario 2: Soldado (Sicario: Day of the Soldado) (2018)

Styx (2018)

The Commuter (2018)

The Favourite - Intrigen und Irrsinn (The Favourite) (2018)

The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018)

The Hate U Give (2018)

The Sisters Brothers (2018)

Trautmann (The Keeper) (2018)

Widows - Tödliche Witwen (Widows) (2018)

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