Crime thriller 'Ruben Brandt, Collector' is beautiful, but far from thrilling

Crime thriller 'Ruben Brandt, Collector' is beautiful, but far from thrilling

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"Ruben Brandt, Collector" review

The plot: Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world's renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Accompanied by his four patients, he and his band of thieves strike regularly and with great success: The Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, the Museum of Modern Art. "The Collector" quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the world. Gangsters and headhunters chase him around the world while the reward for his capture keeps rising, approaching a hundred million dollars. A cartel of insurance companies entrusts Mike Kowalski, a private detective and leading expert on art theft, to solve the "Collector Case."

"Reuben Brandt, Collector" is now showing in Milwaukee at the Oriental Theater. Get tickets here and watch the trailer below.

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In his directorial debut, Milorad Krstić shows his strengths as an artist, but perhaps not as a writer

Milorad Krstić has been active as a visual artist for most of his career, which made his feature-length directorial debut highly anticipated in the film and graphic novel worlds. “Ruben Brandt, Collector” certainly showed his genius as a visual artist, but as a director? We’re not so sure.

We’re 88Nine’s Justin Barney and Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly. We’re buds, we like cinema—we’re Cinebuds.

Read more and listen to the full podcast episode below for our, once again, completely different opinions.

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