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  • The Men Who Stare at Goats

    The Men Who Stare at Goats

    ½

    Clooney, Bridges, McGregor, Spacey..... One cannot ignore a film which is almost crammed with famous actors.
    Yes, you can!
    Don't waist your time, unless you are desperately seeking for a moment of complete nothingness.
    This film is meant to be funny. After a few seconds I thought: this film is going to ruin my evening, but someone has to warn my letterboxd-followers.
    (Maybe the complete absence of female characters caused the lack of inspiration on the set?)

  • Bridesmaids

    Bridesmaids

    ★★★★

    I cannot say that there wasn't a single person excited about this film. I really can't blame anyone. But how could I be so ignorant? Just prejudiced by the idea of a slapstick-wedding-movie? This film is filled with glistening, intelligent and unaffected humor. And a big compliment to all the actors/comedians! Not one of them fell out of line......

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  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    ★★★★

    It's now three days ago that I saw this film, and I still wonder if the character of Di Caprio is just totally insane, or poisoned by psychiatrists who are engaged in cruel experiments with the brains of their patients....The beginning felt a bit weird and uncomfortable, but the film soon turned into a very oppressive thriller. Excellent for a debriefing!

  • Capote

    Capote

    ★★★

    Here I have to disappoint the famous reviewer Dirk Hasselman, who can't stand any criticism in relation to Philip S. H.
    I watched Toby Jones in "Infamous" and some days later Philip S.H. in "Capote". I have never met Truman Capote in person of course, but I gathered that Toby WAS the famous writer and that Philip - no matter how excellent - PLAYED him.
    On the whole, I think "Infamous" is better than "Capote". More humorous, better acting by…