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  • Downsizing

    Downsizing

    ★★

    Any Black Mirror episode is better than this.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★

    I guess it’s fun to watch & pass the time, and it makes good use of 3D since, hey, most of the movie is basically a video game. I’d assume it was made to sell VR headsets? There was a commercial of Playstation VR just before the movie started.
    The movie contains many references to video games, but also to other media, like music or movies (“pop culture”). There’s a nice 3D reconstruction of a famous old movie. I’m not going…

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  • Skins

    Skins

    ★★★

    It's a bit disturbing, but not as disturbing as I imagined it to be from the trailer. The trailer is pretty disturbing, so watch the trailer first, and then the movie will be fine if you were OK with the trailer... The story is not very good, just very bizarre. However, it contains some messages that are actually quite good. Although it's obviously exaggerated to provoque, the message could be applied to anyone who feels different. I assume the intention was to be thought-provoking, and I think it delivers in that sense.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★

    Quite a beautiful story. It feels reals, without exaggerations. Not so happy about the ending, but it did feel real at least. I found it a bit annoying that all the characters (except for a couple of random old ladies) smoke and that they smoke in almost every scene (except sex scenes, I think). I get it, it's the 80s, and it's Italy... still, I found it a bit excessive.
    I like how the characters switch between English, French, and Italian. There's also some German at some point. I thought it was pretty cool.