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  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith


    For me, "Revenge of the Sith" isn't just the best film of the prequel trilogy, but a masterpiece in its own right (and the only prequel movie worthy of being mentioned in the same breath with the original trilogy). I could write and entire essay on why I think it's nothing short of brilliant (and, actually, I have, albeit in german). Yes, Padme's death is a little convenient, "she lost the will to live" reads a little strange on an…

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones


    While still not on par with the original trilogy, "Attack of the Clones" is a huge step up from "The Phantom Menace". It's entertaining throughout, profiting from a much more interesting setup than trade negotiations and blockades, and a central mystery that is very well worked out and that has you interested as well as invested in the story from the get-go. Also, I have to admit that one of the biggest criticisms brought against it, the love story, actually…

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  • Logan



    "Logan" is a prime example of what the superhero genre is capable of if a movie dares to free itself from the restrictive constraints that usually come along with the genre. It's a grim, dark and hauntingly beautiful tale of a lone, beaten and broken wolf on a desperate mission with surprisingly (and pleasantly) downscaled odds. This time, Logan isn't out to save all of humanity, but rather gets one (final?) chance to retrieve his own. With superb performances by…

  • Whiplash



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

    Of all the screenings that I went to at last years Viennale, “Whiplash” by far got the most cheers and applause. The audience seemed to be in a real frenzy afterwards. Me? I’m afraid I wasn’t quite as taken by it as many others were. It’s a good movie, but I also had some issues with it.

    My main problem with “Whiplash” definitely lies in its ending, and the message it entails. This is one of those movies where a…