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  • Volver

    Volver

    ★★★★

    Augustina‘s village is the wonderful Alcanfor de las Infantas, which, according to statistics, has the highest rate of insanity per inhabitant.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★½

    This screenplay is so bad it makes my brain hurt.

  • Fahrenheit 11/9

    Fahrenheit 11/9

    ★★

    Damn you, Gwen Stefani! Damn you!

    I assumed this would be about Trump and his presidency so I was rather puzzled when nearly the whole second act revolved around the water situation in Flint (which hardly has anything to do with November 9th 2016 or the election). Similar points could be made about the Parkland shooting.

    The movie dives into this later on: things weren't that perky under President Obama either. There isn't really a correlation between issues like Flint…

  • Hot Rod

    Hot Rod

    ★★★★½

    Life's short – stunt it!

  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    ★★★

    They wouldn’t make this today, a love story based on kidnapping with assault. 

    But I love how Almodóvar writes dialogue.

    And Marina‘s balcony has to be the same as Pepa‘s from Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios.

  • City of God

    City of God

    ★★★★

    I always liked Cidade de Deus although I feel that Buscapé should be more in the center of it all. At times this feels likes an anthology film with different reflections on Cabeleira, then Zé Pequeno & Bené up to Mané.

    Maybe this should've been a mini-series like Cidade dos Homens. Then you would've had time to establish characters like Angélica (who comes off quite superficial and more like a 'trophy') and especially Bira and his relationship to Mané. Additionally I…

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    ★★★

    What can I say, I'm a Turtles fan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Although I don't really get why they had to make that April-TCRI connection. If they would spin it in a Peter Pan direction where April becomes a sort of Wendy to the Lost Boys (Turtles) it'd be a different matter but as it is the explanation feels kind of unnecessary.

    Also, Shredder comes off as a Swiss Army Man, how can he even walk around with all that armor? (The magnetized retracting blades are rather cool though).

  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

    4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

    ★★½

    I don't get the direction here.

    e.g. Her taking the knife led nowhere.

    e.g. Him leaving his ID behind led nowhere.

    e.g. Them having to switch hotels led nowhere.

    The alternative endings are identical and similar to the one in the film.

  • Triple Threat

    Triple Threat

    ★★

    Considering the cast this feels like a wasted opportunity.

  • 63 Up

    63 Up

    ★★★★

    Part of me wants this to be a weekly show, although dropping in every 7 years might just be the right amount of time to be "away" for you to yearn for a visit.

    Mortality clearly is one of the key factors this time around. Not only but also because Lynn – unfortunately – has past away since 56 Up. Some participants have lost a parent, others, like Nick, face the possibility of their own death (Nick essentially reverberating one…

  • Evolution

    Evolution

    ★★½

    Before Paul Feig‘s female reboot everyone thought this was a weak ass Ghostbusters rip-off. It‘s quite watchable although certainly not very good.

  • Marwencol

    Marwencol

    ★★½

    Enjoyed the first act, during the meandering second half the film began to lose me more and more.

    Didn‘t Mark say in his town Americans and Germans got along? And then there was the SS situation? Was the SS different from the Wehrmacht soldiers? Reading up on it that situation seems to take place beforehand - even though it is introduced later? Very confusing.

    Probably a good 15 minute news segment, but not really warranting a whole 90 minute documentary.