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  • Wings of Desire

    Wings of Desire

    ★★★★½

    What an astonishingly beautiful examination of life and its intricacies, ranging from loneliness and human disconnection all the way to the pure joy of appreciating the most mundane things that make us feel so alive inside.

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★½

    Above all, A Quiet Place works brilliantly well in its simplicity thanks to the powerful performances and the highly palpable drama lived by this one family. There is a refreshing take on the horror genre as the monsters prey in a peculiar way, making the family learn to incorporate a very different kind of routine and inventive forms of precaution in order to stay alive. What also stands out here is the meticulously crafted sound design that certainly helps heightening…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

    Definitely one of the most audacious, visually stunning and touching films in recent years! Scarlett Johansson gives an outstanding performance here and it’s great to see her doing more alternative roles again. I wasn’t familiar with Jonathan Glazer’s work but I was instantly captivated by the unique story, the extravagant visuals and haunting score. Under the Skin is not only a very compelling drama that examines an emotionless alien who gradually starts to perceive how it feels to be human,…

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★★★★

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is another masterful work from Hayao Miyazaki, presenting a story that truly hits you right in the feels. His take on a post-apocalyptic world covered by wastelands and a poisonous forest called Sea of Decay with giant insects inhabiting it is just so peculiar and wildly imaginative. I loved all the rich mythology involved and how Nausicaä has a genuinely powerful bond with the creatures as well as nature itself. She is such…