THE BLUE ANGEL
DER BLAUE ENGEL
1930, Kino Lorber, 106 min, Germany, Dir: Josef Von Sternberg

Emil Jannings is the repressed professor who falls head-over-heels for bawdy cabaret chanteuse Lola-Lola (Marlene Dietrich). It’s a liaison that will jumpstart the engine of his self-destruction, immolating both his private and public life till only ashes are left. The classic that scandalized international audiences and started the collaboration between Von Sternberg and Dietrich, setting the tone for the characters and motifs found in their subsequent efforts together.


HER SMELL
2018, Gunpowder & Sky, 134 min, USA/Greece, Dir: Alex Ross Perry

Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss, in a towering, unflinching performance) is a '90s punk-rock superstar who once filled arenas with her grungy all-female trio Something She. Now she plays smaller venues while grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom. When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.


ROCKETMAN
2019, Paramount, 121 min, UK/USA/Canada, Dir: Dexter Fletcher

“His music inspires you, his life will surprise you.” Discover how a shy, small-town boy becomes one of the most iconic figures in rock & roll in this one-of-a-kind musical celebration set to Elton John’s most beloved songs. Taron Egerton as Elton and Jamie Bell as songwriting partner Bernie Taupin lead an all-star cast in this truly spectacular and utterly electrifying ride filled with show-stopping musical performances. “ROCKETMAN has found its moment with exactly the right director and star in place, and in this euphoric blast of a film we watch him get to a space where he is ‘looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid.’” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.


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