It's hard not to pick on a filmmaker like Uwe Boll; most of his movies stink and he willingly courts controversy like it's a sport. And that's a shame, really, because having heard the man speak in person, it's clear his passion for filmmaking is genuine even if his art falls short of his ambition. Yet every time we try to convince ourselves that Boll should be taken seriously, he does something goofy and lowers our expectations all over again.
Case in point: Uwe Boll has announced that early next week he will draw up criminal charges against the Berlin Film Festival. The charges? "Breach of trust and unfair competition in its selection process." As dramatic as that sounds, however, the reality behind it is, in typical Boll fashion, much more comical.