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  • Groundhog Day
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Silence
  • The White Ribbon

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  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training

    ★★

  • Lamb

    ★★★½

  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

    ★½

  • High Fidelity

    ★★★½

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  • Neo Rauch - Comrades and Companions

    Neo Rauch - Comrades and Companions

    Ich liebe Dokumentarfilme, die es schaffen, mir vorher fast völlig verschlossene Welten ohne Brechstange zu öffnen. Beim Thema Fotografie hat das für mich jüngst HELMUT NEWTON – THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL geschafft, bei der Malerei legt nun NEO RAUCH – GEFÄHRTEN UND BEGLEITER nach. Nicola Graef badet quasi in Neo Rauchs persönlicher und künstlerischer Aura, stellt wenn überhaupt nur sehr zurückhaltend (aber an den richtigen Stellen mit gebührender Beharrlichkeit) Fragen und lässt mit dem dadurch entstehenden Porträt eines Künstlers dessen Werke für Unwissende wie mich verständlicher, nahbarer und erlebbarer werden.

  • The Piano

    The Piano

    ★★★½

    THE PIANO is a picturesque and poetic film about communication and what that actually is, where and how it takes place beneath the verbal surface and why the spoken word is ultimately worthless if the corresponding actions do not follow.

    Communication is not only to look at the translating child whilst not even dignifying the mute mother with a single glance. The mother speaks – actually very clearly, just not in the conventional sense. So does that make here worth…

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  • Serial (Bad) Weddings

    Serial (Bad) Weddings

    ★½

    If your punch lines are nothing more than the mere stating of racist and sexist prejudices themselves rather than their deconstruction, then you've got a problem. And you've got an even bigger problem, when the sole point of your movie is to say "Everybody has preconceptions, so it's not so bad". Because that is reactionary bullshit.

    The bottom line should be "We are not so different because we are all human." Instead it's "We are not so different because we…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    PARASITE is an insanely wild ride through so many genres which is so mind-bogglingly well executed that it's hard to believe it's actually working out. Bong Joon-ho truely is a master of both style and substance. "very metaphorical"


    (watched as part of the 5th Annual Letterboxd Season Challenge: 2019-20 – Bonus Week #1: Letterboxd Top 250)