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  • Before Sunset
  • Lost in Translation
  • Rear Window
  • The Empire Strikes Back

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  • The Room

  • Chungking Express

    ★★★★

  • Forbidden Planet

    ★★★½

  • The Exorcist

    ★★★★

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  • Fräulein Else

    Fräulein Else

    ★★★★

    Something goes missing in the translation from novella to silent film, since Arthur Schnitzler wrote the whole thing as an inner monologue. But on the other hand, this makes the film a unique counterpart, instead of a copy of a great piece of literature.
    Elisabeth Bergner as Else is probably one of my favourite silent film performances. She's able to tell so much with her body language and facial expressions while remaining quite natural.
    The change of the setting from…

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm calling it, folks: It's still the best superhero movie out there!
    Apart from the engaging theme about personal sacrifice and choice and Doc Ock as a great antagonist, Spider-Man 2 has so many great scenes:
    – the first action scene being a pizza delivery with a countdown
    – "Rent?"
    – Octavious having a casual chat with Peter
    – Octavious' experiment
    – the "Evil Dead"-like operation scene
    – the burning building with Peter saving the little girl and the little…