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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★

    A tad too much slapstick comedy for my liking at places, but, again, splendidly used CGI, heartwarming story, “all the feels.”

  • Frozen

    Frozen

    ★★★★

    As with Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of th Ring last year, today I saw Frozen accompanied by a full-fledged orchestra and, as it is not needed as much, a small choir.
    Again, I was amazed at how much of the work the original orchestra put into the film is lost when their music is a mere background to the animated motion on screen.
    Amazing experience!

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    Oh boy, what an unlikable character and what a performance by Gyllenhaal. The character he depicted often reminded me of Christian Bale’s unforgettable rendition of Ellis’ Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.
    Both Gyllenhaal’s great performance as an actor as well as the filmic quality—wow, what an astounding use of Bokeh!—made Nightcrawler quite the experience for me.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    In some parts wholly different than its predecessors, in some parts exactly the same. With an audience around me cheering on seeing old acquaintances, it was great being able to see a part of the franchise the year it came out.
    Of course, the movie was full of fan-service parts that showed themselves in forms of direct quotes as well as indirect ones (old relicts in the sand) and I'm excited to see how the new-new trilogy of sequels will…