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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★

    What if Terrence Malick directed "Lifeforce"?

    It would be something as batshit crazy like "Ad Astra".

    It's like James Gray, who's work I respect, watched a lot of 2001, Apocalypse Now, Solaris, Gravity, Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049, Lost in Space, Outland, Mission to Mars and decided that all what those films are lacking is a misguided voice overs in the vein of Terrence Malick and space chimps.

    Visually stunning but tonally all over the place. Is it a mainstream…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★½

    "Joker" is a contradiction.
    Maybe a bit like the character itself.

    On the one hand the film is admirable and poignant. A dark reflection of times and societies past and present. Yet in many ways feels utterly predictable, superficial and shallow. There is enough material there to make it great but it falls short in everything but its central performance.

    The supporting characters and world, that should contextualize films themes, feel underdeveloped and Arthur Flecks journey besides some few neat…

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  • Vincent & Theo

    Vincent & Theo

    ★★★

    The second best Tim Roth movie where a man gets his ear cut off.

    6.5 out of 10

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" never feels like a real new chapter in the Star Wars saga. At best it feels like a fan made greatest hits compilation of the original trilogy.