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  • Aladdin
  • The Thing
  • Oldboy
  • Singin' in the Rain

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  • Into the Inferno

    ★★★★

  • Bullitt

    ★★★★½

  • The Black Phone

    ★★★½

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    ★★★★

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  • Into the Inferno

    Into the Inferno

    ★★★★

    Watched on Netflix

    Werner Herzog, almost forgotten in Germany but celebrated like a rock star in the United States, has not only recently been regarded as a true authority in the field of documentary filmmaking. During his expeditions around the globe (Herzog is one of the few artists who have already filmed on every continent), the Munich-born filmmaker gave his audience deep insights into different cultures, areas rich or poor in vegetation and world views that have now coagulated into…

  • Bullitt

    Bullitt

    ★★★★½

    Watched on Amazon Video

    The car chase in films - a stylistic device to create suspense. Will the hero manage to defy his adversaries? Car chases are peaks of suspense, well staged they drive your adrenali to unimagined heights and make armrests clench tightly with tension. What would "Bullitt" by director Peter Yates be without its legendary car chase in and around San Francisco? Just a cop movie with the eternally cool Steve McQueen?

    Lt. Frank Bullitt is a conscientious…

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★

    Watched in the cinema (39th visit in 2021)

    What do "Saw", "Insidious" and "The Conjuring" have in common? The three are among the most successful horror franchises of the last 20 years, and director and screenwriter James Wan was at the beginning of all of them. The Australian is a master at pulling original horror material out of his hat that is such a hit that sequels quickly become a fact of life. But instead of then concentrating on the…

  • Un Chien Andalou

    Un Chien Andalou

    ★★★★★

    Watched on YouTube

    I think I understood the movie... nah, just kidding!

    Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel understood that dreams have no logic. They had that ahead of filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, who give the impression of having excessive fantasy, but still press everything into a corset of rules. That does not mean that I dislike what Nolan does. He needs order, so he limits himself. Still impressive stuff.

    Un Chien Andalou is the opposite.
    If Un Chien Andalou was…