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  • Vampyr

    Vampyr

    ★★★½

    Master of shadows.

  • Affair in the Snow

    Affair in the Snow

    ★★★

    A picture that captures the ever-enchanting Mariko Okada within the gorgeous imagery of snowy landscapes through Yoshida's unusual, but contemporary vision. Yoshida knows exactly how to frame amazing static shots of landscapes and characters, which achieve the Ozu-like mono no aware feeling and is a perfect fit for the cozy snowy mountain resort setting.

    Yoshida's new wave influence becomes really apparent throughout the film, like the unique usage of powerful handheld tracking shots during emotionally heavy scenes of characters at…

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  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

    ★★★★

    There might be nothing more magical than Tarr's filmmaking. Werckmeister Harmonies took me through a journey in the coldest rural hungarian village and still made me feel like I was having the time of my life. I'm speechless and have no idea how it works so perfectly. It's truly incredible.

  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ½

    We are living in a time where THE LAST STAND is the better of two Dark Phoenix films.

    What I enjoyed about previous X-Men films was that they could get somewhat creative as compared to most stereo-typical superhero films. Especially X2, DoFP and Logan. It didn't always work out well, but even the poor third X-Men film did a decent job at showcasing a ton of different mutant powers in interesting ways.

    The past films however lost their aim after…