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  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart

    ★★★★½

    That was a pleasant surprise. Even though it‘s neither by Miyazaki nor Takahata and has a pretty corny title, this was just a beautiful and cute story about a first love, finding your path in life and little things like doing the laundry. I like how the little fantasy elements lure at the edge of the story without really ever interfering with anything. There was no big plot, no surprising twists or great conflicts. It‘s just a nice story with incredible drawings, lovable characters and a very positive undertone. Oh yeah, and a cat. Maybe the coolest Ghibli cat ever.

  • Speak

    Speak

    ★★★★½

    Man, thanks to Chris Stuckmann on YT so much for making his video about this film. It was a truly great recommendation and me and my wife loved it. Sadly here in Germany the film comes without subtitles on Blu-Ray, but I think I understood most of it. 


    Kristen Stewart shows again that she is a terrific actress. The film is very slow paced and quiet but everything else would have been a sin against the themes and the subject. Thanks for this overlooked and under appreciated great little film.

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  • Mean Creek

    Mean Creek

    ★★★★

    You know from the beginning what is going to happen. But watching it happen is just thrilling, well acted, sad, believable and truthful. Good film.

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★½

    Even though it‘s very predictable, the 2,5 hours of this film went by like a race car. The performances are all extremely powerful and everybody gives his best. Technically and artistically this is close to perfect.
    I‘m not sure how I feel about the overall tone and themes, though. You kind of root for giant mega corporation against the small craftsmanship company which cares for quality instead of quantity. It‘s not that simple, I know, because basically they treat Ferrari…