Marcy and Jürgen have written about world and independent film since 1999, covering new film releases, DVDs, news, and festivals from New York to the Berlinale. Their reviews are collected on Rotten Tomatoes, and they are members of the New York Film Critics Online. In 2008, Jürgen launched the acclaimed film discussion site idrinkyourmilkshake.com, which has garnered national attention from USA Today to NPR. Marcy's novel Twins was an New York Times Editor's Choice pick.
Marcy and Jürgen both attended the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. Marcy received her MA in English/creative writing and Jürgen holds a Ph.D. in English/creative writing. He received his undergraduate degree from Germany's Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in American studies and film.
From Jurgen Fauth & Marcy Dermansky:
We love movies. They inform our view of the world, capture our imaginations. Foreign and independent films are particularly wonderful because of the intimate stories they tell -- from the heartbreaking and eccentric characters who live and breathe in our imaginations to the innovative filmmaking often absent from big studio productions. On this site, we review the best new film releases from around the world, plus noteworthy DVDs, film festival news, and more.