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  • Stan & Ollie

    Stan & Ollie

    ★★★½

    Wonderful. The strong script from Stan & Ollie focuses on the tragic need to continue to act while the physical discomfort is increasing. In the prologue, which takes place at the peak of their fame, we see that the gentlemen do not arrange their affairs financially. Director Jon S. Baird perfectly combines that tear with laughter. The fact that they are still at work does not only have a financial, but also a practical reason: they may not always be possible,…

  • Creed II

    Creed II

    ★★★★

    I never attend highschool reunions - or any reunion. When you reach a certain age, you followed a certain path and you underwent a certain amount of growth. At a reunion, there's always someone - or more - 'jokingly' telling what a fat lardass you was, what a nerd you were or which girls you liked didn't like you back. Some people stay the same, others don't.

    In the first Creed film, we saw Donny Creed fighting for his father…

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  • 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…

  • Our Souls at Night

    Our Souls at Night

    ★★★½

    What happens when you grow old and your beloved ones passed away - or left you? You sit at the table, all alone, eat your diner in complete silence and then read the newspaper while the tv is on, making noise. Then, a certain neighbor woman knocks on your door and she asks you to sleep with her. It turns out she's looking for intimacy, not sex. You're talking, you fell asleep and wake up the next morning. You walk…