I made it back to New York and just posted my final Berlinale piece on About.com. Below is a list of all Journal entries as well as an overview of the thirty-odd movies I saw.

Also: the official Berlinale site has video from the There Will Be Blood press conference — around 40 minutes in, you can watch me ask Paul Thomas Anderson about “I drink your milkshake!” I sure wish there was a wide shot of the podium so we could see Daniel Day-Lewis giving me the thumbs up, but it’s a nice record anyway. The site has been featured all over the web as well as in USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, but this was my favorite milkshake moment by far.

Berlinale Journal

Films Covered, Sorted by Rating

  1. United Red Army. Wakamatsu Koji, 2007. ****
  2. Night and Day. Hong Sang-soo, 2008. ****
  3. Megane. Naoko Ogigami, 2007, ****
  4. Jesus Christ Savior. Peter Geyer, 2008. ****
  5. Sparrow. Johnny To, 2008. ****
  6. Wonderful Town. Aditya Assarat, 2007. ****
  7. Quiet Chaos. Antonio Luigi Grimaldi, 2008. ****
  8. Black Ice. Petri Kotwica, 2007. *** 1/2
  9. Julia. Erick Zonca, 2007. *** 1/2
  10. Another Love Story. Lúcia Murat, 2007. *** 1/2
  11. Auge in Auge. Michael Althen and Hans Helmut Prinzler, 2008. *** 1/2
  12. Transsiberian. Brad Anderson, 2008. *** 1/2
  13. Gegenschuss. Dominik Wessely, 2008. ***
  14. Heavy Metal in Baghdad. Suroosh Alvi and Eddy Moretti, 2007. ***
  15. I’ve Loved You So Long. Philippe Claudel, 2008. ***
  16. Katyn. Andrzeij Wajda, 2007. ***
  17. Filth and Wisdom. Madonna, 2008. ***
  18. Be Kind Rewind. Michel Gondry, 2008. ***
  19. Chiko. Özgür Yildirim, 2008. ***
  20. Happy-Go-Lucky. Mike Leigh, 2008. ***
  21. Lake Tahoe. Fernando Eimbcke, 2008. ***
  22. Standard Operating Procedure. Errol Morris, 2008. ***
  23. Gardens of the Night Damian Harris, 2007. ***
  24. Elegy. Isabel Coixet, 2008. ***
  25. Kirschblüten – Hanami. Dorris Dörrie, 2008. **
  26. The Other Boleyn Girl. Justin Chadwick, 2008. **
  27. Shine a Light. Martin Scorsese, 2008. **
  28. Lady Jane. Robert Guédiguian, 2008. **
  29. Shiver. Isidro Ortiz, 2008. **
  30. In Love We Trust. Wang Xiaoshuai, 2007. **
  31. Ballast. Lance Hammer, 2008. *
  32. Beautiful. Jaihong Juhn, 2008. *
  33. Elite Squad. José Padilha, 2007 *
  34. Coupable. Laetitia Masson, 2008. N/R
  35. Asyl -Park and Love Hotel. Kumasaka Izuru, 2007. N/R
  36. Restless. Amos Kollek, 2008. N/R
  37. Leo. Josef Fares, 2007. N/R
  38. Divizionz. Yes! That’s Us, 2007. N/R
  39. Yasukuni. Li Ying, 2007. N/R