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  • Heat
  • Groundhog Day
  • Lost in Translation
  • Point Break

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  • Shine

    ★★★★½

  • Monster Hunter

  • About a Boy

    ★★★

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★½

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  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    ★★★★½

    Sing Street rock 'n' rolls the coming of age movie. It does all the things one never dared to do and more without ever losing touch.

    It might be improbable in its unyielding force and craziness but it stays authentic and surprisingly grounded. The central themes work: the humour, the romance, the bully, the relationship between the two brothers and of course the music. The music is absolutely fantastic.

    After the great Once, John Carney has created another remarkable film that despite being completely different, manages to embrace the style and even keep up with (and at times overtake) the musical quality of Once.

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  • Shine

    Shine

    ★★★★½

    Pressure, perfection and love can break a human and Shine perfectly encapsulates the three through music. It is a movie shaped by three great performances: Armin Müller-Stahl as Peter Helfgott and Noah Taylor and Geoffrey Rush both playing David Helfgott of different ages. It is remarkable how seamless the transition between the two actors playing the same man is.

    It would have been easy to make Müller-Stahl the villain in this picture but Shine is not interested in making a…

  • Monster Hunter

    Monster Hunter

    You need to have low expectations when watching a movie titled Monster Hunter and I only wanted to see some preposterous action involving huge monsters. I did not even slightly care about story or characters and yet this movie manages to disappoint.

    There are only two big monsters and the action is incredibly sloppy. Constant slow motion and a million cuts mess up the visuals and the sound is awful. One truly starts to see comic bubbles stating "Boom", "Bang"…

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  • Man on a Ledge

    Man on a Ledge

    ★★

    I do not know if Man on a Ledge purposefully tries to leave its audience in the dark or if it is just really bad at exposition.

    Will Sam Worthington leap to his death? Probably not because then the movie would be over.
    Will his brother and Miss Wonderbra be able to complete the heist? Probably yes because otherwise nobody would know what the whole commotion is about.

    With these two questions answered the film slowly drags on and arrives…

  • Avatar

    Avatar

    ★★★½

    I find myself liking this movie a little bit less every time I watch it. The initial hype had me thinking that this was truly great but given a certain distance flaws become apparent.

    The main problem is that the story and character development is entirely communicated via voice-over. Be it security briefings, business meetings or a video log - Avatar never manages to get something across without spelling it out. And even when it does it does not automatically…