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  • Ganbare Douki-chan

    ★★½

  • Moses of Prosthesis

    ★★★★★

  • Finch

    ★★½

  • The Legend of Pipi

    ★★★★★

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  • Ganbare Douki-chan

    Ganbare Douki-chan

    ★★½

    Decent and cute romance, but nothing to write home about (the internet isn’t home though, is it 😉). It plays heavy into the common romance clichés, such as valentines, marriage, waterside dates, but given the overall length can’t play them remotely to the hilt. 

    12 six-minute episodes in which the female colleague tries to overcome her shyness in asking out or confessing to her male colleague. He is, surprisingly enough, not too dense and recognises her awkward flirting some of the…

  • The Legend of Pipi

    The Legend of Pipi

    ★★★★★

    Oh what a delight lies in the blind love of the incompetent beating odds only to be thwarted by happenstance.

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  • Reis

    Reis

    ★½

    While the movie shows a decent craftsmanship, it is, above all, a propaganda piece. Erdoğan is always portrayed in the best light, the state is corrupt, the criminals are all god-fearing, driven to their station by the corrupt government, all righteous and good characters always have a misbaha (kind of an islamic rosary) at their hands.

    The movie ends with Erdoğan being incarcerated for incitement to violence and religious or racial hatred upon holding a controversial speech which included the…

  • Are You Okay?

    Are You Okay?

    ★★★

    I’d have liked to watch a short series of this story, one where it’s clear that are you okay? is only the opening, the first step that leads out of the sludge others pour on you. As is it falls sadly short.