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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    This was probably my most anticipated film of the year (right after that follow Strickland’s In Fabric and McPhail’s Anna and the Apocalypse; I still have to see both) and I actually don’t know where to start here. The first thing I want to mention is that I was glad I saw it on the big screen (a 2 hour train ride aside) and in the original version!

    There is quite a lot to be discussed but I’ll keep it…

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    This is one of the best films I’ve seen in my life. From the opening shot panning over the deserted Texan landscape accompanied by the guitar sounds from Ry Cooder’s ethereally beautiful soundtrack I knew this film would be something special. And it turned out I wouldn’t be wrong with my notion. This film is perfectly shot, perfectly paced, perfectly scored, perfectly written and the characters are perfectly portrayed by the cast. I regard Harry Dean Stanton as one of…

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  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★

    Well, I surely didn't expect that to happen. Sorry to Bother You is full of creativity, social criticism (upper vs. lower class, police brutality, social media/mocking culture) and fantastic ideas. The visual comedy is top-notch during the first half, the second half turns out to be a lot more darker and definitely weirder (which I actually really enjoyed). With powerhouse performances by Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson as well as a great supporting cast including Danny Glover, Armie Hammer and…

  • Hagazussa

    Hagazussa

    ★★★★

    This film felt like the perfect mixture of The VVitch and Antichrist set in the Austrian Alps. The film depicts the life of a pitiful woman called Albrun who lives secluded from the other villagers and gets confroted with her traumatising past. I admire the lead actress Aleksandra Cwen, she had to go through a lot while filming this I imagine but the result speaks for itself.

    The film is split into four parts of which enjoyed the first one…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    A fascinating film. Scarlett Johannsson gives an outstanding performance as an alien creature seducing Scotsmen (probably my favourite of hers besides Her). The visuals and metaphors of Under the Skin are overwhelming and not easy to decipher upon the first viewing. I didn’t expect it to be as quiet as it was but this element definitely worked in favour of the film primarily focusing on the breathtaking visuals. The accompanying score is wonderfully eerie and contributes to the positively uncomfortable…

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★

    GoodFellas, where shall I start? This is Scorsese’s most acclaimed film (at least on Letterboxd) and often considered his ultimate masterpiece/career-defining film. I really liked a lot about it: The cinematography is perfect (these tracking shots are to die for), the soundtrack fits perfectly to this film (including many artists I adore like Tony Bennett, Dean Martin and Aretha Franklin), the acting is (very) good (Sorvino, De Niro, Liotta, Bracco) to outstanding (Pesci) and the story is full of surprises…