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  • Heimat
  • A Few Good Men
  • Night on Earth
  • Brokeback Mountain

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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★½

  • The Menu

    ★★★

  • 00 Schneider - Jagd auf Nihil Baxter

    ★★★★½

  • The Skeleton Twins

    ★★★

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    Just like with its predecessor, the hardest thing about enjoying Top Gun: Maverick is ignoring the glorification of the military and its actions. The problem is that the original Top Gun seems so ridiculous nowadays that it's actually not all that hard to look past that there.
    If you manage to forget your own morality for two hours, though, Top Gun: Maverick gives you a magnificently made action blockbuster and a sequel that nails its landing (ha!) as a tribute…

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★★

    Top Gun doesn't need a parody, it couldn't be parodied, because it takes itself so seriously while being entirely ridiculous. The plot is almost insanely thin and predictable, but it does hit all the right notes dramatically. Besides being 80s as fuck, which always wins me over, it's genuinely beautifully shot. Tony Scott really knew what he was doing. And I don't even mean the pretty impressive action scenes exclusively, it is also true for just ordinary moments. This one…

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  • Heimat

    Heimat

    ★★★★★

    So to me, this is it: the crowning achievement of German cinema. I know that's a bold statement and I'm not pretending to have seen all relevant works to make said statement but to me, this is it. And this review is supposed to explain why because that's not the easiest feat.
    "Heimat" is tough to sell to people even if they're cinephiles and German. And it's easy to see why: It's a story about a fictional family in a…

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★

    I've never been that great at analyzing films in search of a specific meaning especially if that meaning is to some extent hidden on purpose. However, even without being completely certain what Denis Villeneuve tried to express here, "Enemy" makes for a really interesting watch.
    I had previously only seen "Sicario" and "Prisoners" by Villeneuve and enjoyed both of them without regarding them as masterpieces like some people (maybe rightfully) do. Therefore I had relatively high expectations for "Enemy" and…