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  • The Tall Man

    The Tall Man 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Sep, 2012 2

    Oh wow... Pascal Laugier did it again!

    I have to admit I was a bit worried, the poster, the trailer, everything looked like a generic slasher/horror movie, but I couldn't believe the creator of the fantastic "Martyrs" would do such a thing, I hoped for the best and wasn't let down.

    I feel it is necessary to point out that despite the marketing campaign The Tall Man isn't a horror movie, so please don't expect one. It is a puzzling,…

  • Drive

    Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Aug, 2012 2

    I love every word that is spoken. And every one that is not.
    I love the silence and the noisiness.
    I love the sound of the engines, the music.
    Everything I hear.

    I love the beautiful pictures, every shot in every scene.
    I love the wonderful editing and the room to breathe.
    I love every frame of every second.
    Everything I see.

    I love the stunning performances of everyone involved.

    I love the drivers calm and sweet outer shell. And…

  • Shame

    Shame 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Jul, 2012 1

    Besides everything I loved the most the room to breathe the movie grants you. You don't just watch a man running down the streets of New York for 5 minutes. You think, feel, reflect and react.

    Cinema at its best - intense, reserved, sexy, cold, controlled, helpless, romantic, lonely, disturbing, sad and beautiful.

  • Sunshine

    Sunshine 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2012 7

    "We have abandoned our mission. Our star is dying. All our science, all our hopes, our dreams, are foolish! In the face of this, we are dust, nothing more. And to this dust we will return. When he chooses for us to die it is not our place to challenge God."

    One of the best, if not the best science fiction movie of our century - beautifully horrifying.

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds 2009

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Jun, 2012

    Inglourious Basterds ends with the words "I think this just might be my masterpiece!", that's not Lt. Aldo Raine talking, that is Tarantino padding himself on the back, and rightfully so!

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell 1995

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 Jun, 2012

    The unofficial prequel to The Matrix.

    It has not only inspired directly a lot of the content in The Matrix, visually or philosophically, I could totally imagine the events in Ghost In The Shell be the starting point for the rise of the machines and the downfall of humanity.

    An epic cyberpunk tale about what it is that makes us human and one of my favorite science fiction movies, anime or real, ever.

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Jun, 2012

    I remember seeing The Matrix for the first time during a vacation in the US 1999, months before it came out in Germany. I knew next to nothing about the movie but it was a rainy day in San Francisco and the posters looked pretty cool.

    Wow, I was not prepared.

    It blew my mind, I rarely had experienced such an appealing and stylized combination of pictures, sounds and music before. Even though some of the visual effects look "normal"…

  • Aliens

    Aliens 1986

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Jun, 2012

    The best way to do an awesome sequel? Don't just copy the original, take the same setting and universe, but immerse into a new genre!

    "I wanna introduce you to a personal friend of mine. This is an M41A pulse rifle. Ten millimeter with over-and-under thirty millimeter pump action grenade launcher."

  • Red State

    Red State 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 May, 2012 5

    Wow, there are a lot of half and one star reviews about this film on here. Did someone poke a little too hard in your beloved believes or what?

    The movie is right up my alley, I dislike ultra conservative groups of religious fanatics, they pretend to praise love but fear everything different. The root of a lot of hatred and evil in our world, especially when they start to interfere with politics.

    Kevin Smith did an awesome job in…

  • Life of Brian

    Life of Brian 1979

    ★★★★★ Added

    Classic, perfect, intelligent and timeless comedy. The movie I have probably watched most often and it will still be hilarious for a thousand more viewings.

  • Mr. Nobody

    Mr. Nobody 2009

    ★★★★★ Added

    Beautiful and underrated film, that doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. A very well done, creative, intelligent and heart warming film about decisions, family, love and life, a brilliant story brilliantly presented. Definite must see if you haven't watched it yet, you won't regret it.

  • Drive

    Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Added 3

    I'm very glad that films like this are still made in our day and age. The movie takes its time in the right places, something you don't see too often today. Nothing to complain, much to love, especially the camera, editing and sound work are outstanding! I am very impressed with Refn's work so far, looking forward to his next movie "Only God Forgives".