Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Queen of Sabbath 2021

- Trap 2021

- Silence & Darkness 2020

- The Naked Zoo 1970

- The Central Authority 2021

- Where Were You 2019

- Intersection Number Nine 2008

- The Long Way Back 2020

- Bloody Nun 2: The Curse 2021

- Older 2020

- Selkie 2014

- Scaring Sheri 2020

- White Lie 2019

- Nine Nights 2019

- Paragon: The Shadow Wars 2020

- Narratives of Modern Genocide 2020

- The Loner 2019

- Mako: The Jaws of Death 1976

- Making and Unmaking 2020

- Vinyl Generation 2016

- Happy Face 2018

- In Corpore 2020

- The Facility 2019

- Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story 2020

- E.V.P. 2020

- Death Curse of Tartu 1966

- Rot 2019

- Black Pumpkin 2018

- Jennifer Aniston: More Than Friends 2020

- Happy Times 2019

- Forced Entry 2019

- Monstrous Disunion 2020

- The Illegal 2019

- Backwoods 2020

- The American Boys 2020

- Flay 2017

- A Covid Nightmare 2020

- Haven's End 2019

- The Control 2018

- Sarah Q 2018

- Army of One 2020

- Sting of Death 1966

- Girl With No Mouth 2019

- Scales 2020

- Breakdown 2020

- Intersection 2020

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Talking to God

USA 2020
produced by
Jonathan Federico, Maya Batash, Kim Jackson (executive) for Box of Joy Films 431
directed by Maya Batash
starring Maya Batash, Sean Haberle, Zebedee Row, Andrew Kaempfer, Kimberly Stern, Bettina Skye, Barbara Andres, Marilyn Sokol, Marika Daciuk, Leanne Agmon, Seth Michael May, Michael Colby Jones, Elaine Bromka, Ryan Nicolls, Nikki Andrews-Ojo, Ratnesh Dubey, Maria Mazikova, Hiroshi Hsu, Dmitri Top, Emma Sordi, Kevin T. Collins, Marina Re, Sam Redway, Benm Caplan, Chadwick Brown, Roger Simon, Shelley Valfer, Fenton Lawless, Brett Dameron, Dawn McGee, Dean Keith, Alex Scully, Seab Bennett, Susan McBrien
screenplay by Maya Batash, partially based on the story Tale of Faith by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, music by Malka Luvovna, Idan Armoni

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

Rebecca (Maya Batash) has long been suffering from insomnia, in such a way that it drives her a bit crazy and makes her start questioning everything - including the meaning of life. Seeking for both answers and a cure, she's of course vulnerable and thus susceptible for all sorts of "miracle cures" that are neither the former nor the latter. And eventually, she ends up in the Ukraine by the grave of a rabbi who is believed to have all the answers. But instead of answers, she only finds more women as clueless and desparate as herself. But she actually falls asleep - and has a dream (or is it a message from wherever). In the dream she's guided by a mysterious stranger (Andrew Kaempfer) who tells her the tale of a man who has nothing (Zebedee Row) and is always happy, and a man who has everything (Sean Haberle) and is always miserable. Eventually the latter meets the former and offended by his happiness he tries to stamp out everything that might serve as a root for him being happy, but never truly succeeds. And the happy man's secret might also serve as the root for Rebecca's own fulfillment ...


Now true, the "how to be happy"-message of the film is a bit over-simplified, and the over-emphasis on prayer (already hinted at in the title of course) might not be to everybody's liking - but what makes this movie is that it doesn't try to drive any message home sledgehammer style but is first and foremost a narrative movie, and a comedy at that. Thus the (mis-)adventures of our heroine are told in a light-footed way, are fun to watch, and are relatable, too, while the parable about the happy and the miserable man is told with wit, often aims for laughs, and keeps things from going too philosophical. And a cast of eccentric characters embodied by an able ensemble also does its part to keep the audience entertained, even if they don't fully agree with the underlying message.


Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Talking to God
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Talking to God here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Talking to God at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD