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  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★★

    ”I love the smell of Napalm in the morning.”

    From those opening shots in Saigon to the otherworldly scenes of attack on the beach village accompanied by the Ride of Valkyries to the perplexing imagery of the mythical temple in Cambodia, there is something quite ominous about this colossal beast, something insane - or even better – evil in nature, something that can make the hair in the back of your neck stand straight. Apocalypse Now portrays the result of…

  • The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    ”One shot. Just one shot.”

    The contrast between the opening and closing moments of a movie has rarely been this sharp and saddening. Michael Cimino’s humanistic and poetic take on the war in Vietnam begins with a group of young and cheerful characters whose happiness, pride and sense of satisfaction seemingly will never be shaken but it ends in despair and woe as war destroys their joys, darkens their shining suns and turns them into ghosts who no longer can…

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  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★½

    ”Pray for the best, but prepare for the worst.”

    Dennis Villeneuve’s Prisoners is a spine-tingling and tremendously well-crafted thriller which with its maddeningly furious pace, emotionally deep characters and authentically disturbing story makes it impossible to take the eyes off the screen for even a fraction of a second, it features one of the most powerful ensemble casts of the year and with a topnotch screenplay which makes sure that no stone is left unturned Prisoners is one of the…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    ”T- D, S- Z- Th, B- T- V, H- T- D- K- G, S- Z- P- B, Ba-Ba- T- T, K- Kuh- Ch, Th- V- Th, Zzz- Sss- Bzz- Ch, B-B-Buh- V-V-Vuh, G-G-Guh D-D-Duh.”

    One doesn't necessarily need an IQ of 180 to realize that Jonathan Glazer’s audacious adventure in form and content is not an easy-to-swallow movie. To tell the story of an alien who is wandering around in a foggy and terrorizing landscape he smartly and intentionally challenges…