Lili Marleen Reviews

April 26, 2018
Fassbinder's energy and imagination, in tandem creating strong, visceral images, justify and vindicate his excesses. He is, simply, one of very few directors in the world today who seems to be pouring everything he has into his medium.
August 4, 2015
Fassbinder repeatedly depicts the song comforting lonely soldiers and then accompanying scenes of carnage. The devastating effect boomerangs.
September 18, 2006
What is new for a Fassbinder work is that the film is far more entertaining to watch than it is interesting to speculate about. That means it's a disappointment.
June 3, 2006
The meanings are banal and the pace is heavy, but Fassbinder's use of color -- as throughout his late period -- is superb.
June 3, 2006
It has a wicked sense of humor, displayed in Fassbinder's two favorite opposites, understatement and hyperbole.
June 3, 2006
Elaborate proof that the devil really does have all the best tunes.