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  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★½

    "I walked the path of life and I must tell you, you'll encounter difficulties. But you have to keep an open mind. Don't be the bull endlessly ramming its horns into the corner of the room. Life is not just about what you do, it's more about how you do it."

    The Farewell is a movie that I had been looking forward to seeing ever since it received its first reactions exactly two years ago at the Sundance festival. Even…

  • One Night in Miami...

    One Night in Miami...

    ★★★★

    "You brothers could move mountains not lifting a finger."

    Regina King's directorial feature film debut One Night in Miami is bold, daring and powerful. My favorite biographical films are always those that take their historical background and infuse it with interesting and timeless questions that can be translated into currently relevant issues and themes. King gracefully succeeds at that task and creates an impactful film that doesn't lose its timely significance despite taking us back into the 1960s.

    I was…

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  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    ★★★

    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar playfully undermines any expectations one might have had upon the curious marketing and its ridiculous premise, and turns into one of the most deliriously campy comedies that have been released lately.

    In its essence, Barb and Star feels like a feel-good throwback to Austin Powers and Disney Channel programming of the early 2000s, albeit in the most insane way you could imagine. Many comedies struggle with attempting to tackle absurdity, but not…

  • Le Samouraï

    Le Samouraï

    ★★★★★

    Catching up on Classics | List
    Film #22: Le Samouraï (1967)

    My first Melville, and what a triumph. A dazzling entry of French noir, with a superb Alain Delon performance and a visually glorious portrait of Paris' subway stations and nightclubs.

    I won't hesitate to admit that I didn't even follow the entirety of the plot complexities, for the vibes were too entoxicating to focus on much else, but it can be attributed to Melville's strength as a director that…

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  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    ★★★★

    Dripping with style and recognition value. Sean Baker's Tangerine is an impressive venture, not only because the director managed to create an unexpectedly cinematic work of art with just an iPhone camera, but also because he managed to capture the atmosphere of downton L.A. and its people in all their illustrious complexity.

    In addition to the bombastic visuals, the main focus lies on the characters who may not always be likeable, but who you get to know deep down to…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★½

    Now that everyone has already seen this film, HBO finally made a deal with Sky to distribute their films in Germany with a few months of delay as long as the pandemic continues, and WW84 is the first title to be released pre-cinema release on streaming here.

    I really wish I would have liked WW84 more than I ultimately did, but perhaps one of my biggest issues was that it wasn't more eighties. There was the fantastic trailer underlined with…