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

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  • A Stasi Comedy

    ★★★½

  • Casablanca

    ★★★★

  • Dragonslayer

    ★★★

  • Firestarter

    ★½

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  • A Stasi Comedy

    A Stasi Comedy

    ★★★½

    Watched in the cinema (46th visit in 2022)

    Recently it had become quite quiet around Leander Haußmann. His "Hai-Alarm am Müggelsee" went down pretty bad in 2013. "Das Pubertier - Der Film" was a success at the box office in 2017. But that was certainly more due to the well-known template than to the film itself, which was also too obviously a purely commissioned work. 5 years later, the filmmaker is now returning to cinemas, taking on a subject that…

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★

    Watched on Blu-Ray

    Who doesn't know them, the quotes that glide across the lips of the screen couple par excellence. Who doesn't know them, the looks, the songs, the shots and settings, the banter, the drama that make "Casablanca" what it has become over the decades. The most famous film of all time, the best love story of all time, testimony to what the sometimes well-oiled clockwork of Hollywood can produce. The latter is, of course, not to be understood…

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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…