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  • Eyes Without a Face

    Eyes Without a Face

    ★★★

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

    This is one I've been meaning to watch for a very long time. It was used as reference for our final short film in college (the story revolved around an eye transplant, so more of a "face without the eyes" typa horror). All crew heads were supposed to watch it, but I guess I failed to do my homework in that department hehe

    Anyway, turns out Eyes Without A Face left me a bit disappointed. And I suppose the script…

  • A Short Film About Love

    A Short Film About Love

    ★★★★★

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

    Okay so I went to this wedding a few weeks ago.

    It was my cousins's. She and I are not that close friends, and I rarely think weddings are that big a deal (I'm not at all religious and don't plan on getting married myself) but I very much believe in love (yes I'm incredibly corny) and I must say I have never experienced such a ceremony. Ever.

    I've never been to a wedding of a couple who's love for…

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  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    ★★★★½

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

    I've been trying to get my mom and sis to sit down and watch this with me ever since it came out. This weekend we finally did it, because neither could take another minute of me talking about how much it had reminded me of my late dad - a very funny, incredibly loving (white-haired, german-speaking Swiss) man, and the missing piece in our lives.

    For this gift alone Toni Erdmann would rank high with me - I could feel…

  • Nights of Cabiria

    Nights of Cabiria

    ★★★★★

    A 2-hour long conversation with my heart, with my soul, my spirit, I don't know. There's no better way for me to describe Nights of Cabiria. Absolutely gut-wrenching, because it's exactly what anyone needs in life: the presence of heart to keep seeing beauty in things. Ma La Vita Continua...

    I don't think this film would even have been possible were it not for Fellini's and Giulietta Masina's love for each other. A teacher in film school once taught me…