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  • Skate Kitchen

    Skate Kitchen

    ★★★

    Many have deemed Skate Kitchen the female fiction variant of Minding the Gap, and for good reasons. Both films offer a coming of age perspective on a group of skaters whose lives revolve around the skate community. For these young people, skating is a form of escapism, but it also a burning passion, a way of expressing oneself, not only within the community, but also to the outside world through the sharing of videos. Minding the Gap actually started as…

  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    ★★★★

    Pedro Almodóvar must be one of the most enjoyable auteurs in the field of filmmaking. The screenplays that he writes are out of this world. I am not even going to try to explain this one; and I think that's for the better, because the pure and total chaos of Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown is so delicious that it is best experienced without having any a priori knowledge about it. Simply go into it blind and undergo…

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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★

    What many people don't pick up from First Man, is that it shows a double dynamic. Reaching the moon certainly did change human perspective (also for the good), and partly as a result we came to think of the earth, not as an infinite resource, but as an organism in which we are intertwined. I believe that reaching the moon did indirectly raise awareness of global warming, and man's influences upon it.

    However, it was a ridiculous task to send…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    I could admire Roma on the same screen as some of the greatest masterpieces; for example, the restored version for Stalker, and the restored 70mm's for Lawrence of Arabia and 2001: A Space Odyssey. I am usually far from jumping to conclusions, but herewith I am sure: Roma ranks right among these timeless masterpieces, as one of the best cinematic works ever to exist.

    The surround sound is beyond perfection, it literally circles around the viewer - I have never…