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  • Taps

    Taps

    ★★★★

    Taps is an impressive film in which a group of young cadets defend their way of life against unwanted influence from outside when their commanding officer is taken to hospital. The films asks a couple of strong complex moral questions regarding military academies, the army itself and a certain amount of patriotism at a young age. Impressive acting by George C Scott, Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton and Tom Cruise, who plays just the asshole you once meet in your life - and never forget about them. The inevitable lost of innocence hit me hard, even during this second watch.

  • Daniel

    Daniel

    ★★★★

    Daniel is based on the novel 'The Book of Daniel' by one of my favorite American authors: E.L. Doctorow. The film isn't as good as the novel, but it's still a strong and extraordinary Lumet film, living up to its expectations - perhaps it's a moral courageous stand as well, in spite of its distance.

    After his sister's suicide attempt, Daniel (Hutton) begins to question the deaths of their parents, who had been executed eight years earlier in the wave…

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  • Black Book

    Black Book

    ★★★★

    Paul Verhoeven grew up during the Second World War in The Hague, which was bombed on 3 March 1945. "I will not be able to release myself from the war," Verhoeven said in 2008 to Elsevier Magazine about the influence of the war on his later life and films, in which violence regularly predominates. "As a child I saw the bombing, dead people lying on the street. These are penetrating memories. That determines your world view. It is therefore no…

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★★★

    Once upon a time when I was fourteen going on fifteen, my dad took me to Antwerp, Belgium. It took us 2.5 hours to get there. We visited Antwerp before. but my mum was always there as well. This time, it was a guy's trip. I hoped we went to visit the Zoo again, but instead we walked to an old cinema with just one room. The cinema is gone by now, but the memory is still alive: it was…