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  • Stasis

    Stasis

    ★½

    Wow - worse than the worst TV movie.

  • The Death of Louis XIV

    The Death of Louis XIV

    ★★★★

    I simply loved this Albert Serra movie, and the months-long wait didn't matter a bit -- yes, Jean-Pierre Léaud is what drew me to La Mort de Louis XIV, a great icon at the end of his career playing a dying king. But the movie was much more, with great visuals, stunning colors and awesome sounds.

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★½

    Boy, what a drag. A huge disappointment -- but I seem to be one of a kind in not liking this movie. The idea to follow the same actors over a 12-year period is interesting, but that in itself doesn't lead to a great movie. Let me repeat: The idea to follow the same actors over a 12-year period is interesting, but that in itself doesn't mean the end result will be awesome. And this one just didn't do it…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★

    Watched this all alone in a London cinema this Sunday morning -- great visuals, telling a dramatic story without explaining all the little details. So far, so pretty darn good. Alas, what almost destroyed this movie was the ever present never-ending soundtrack -- think the start of Dark Knight for the duration of the whole movie. To me, the visuals showed tension, asking Hans Zimmer to write a score that sounds tense is overkill.