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  • J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (Maple Films Edit)

    J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (Maple Films Edit)

    ★★★★

    I unironically love this edit. It faithfully restores Jackson's original vision of two movies and edits out all of the crap we didn't need. However well it may cut unwanted tales of Necromancers and brown wizards though, it can't save the glaring mess of the third movie. After Smaug's death, this story just falls flat on its face.

  • Ugly & Blind

    Ugly & Blind

    ★½

    Schön gefilmt, schwer zu ertragen.

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  • Carnage

    Carnage

    ★★★★★

    Carnage is one of those films where you should not watch any of the trailers and just go in fresh. If the name of director Roman Polanski doesn't convince you, the others, four of the top-notch actors working in Hollywood today, won't either. Polanski's directing is solid and gives the actors enough space in the cozy living room so that within minutes of this chamber play, the illusion of civilization is blown away by the sheer egotism of its characters.…

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★★

    I can't help it. I love this film. Rogue One is the Star Wars movie I always dreamed of watching one day. No lightsabers, no rehashes, no Skywalkers. Just a film about normal people fighting for what's right in a galaxy far, far away. And for a Disney movie, it's also actually quite dark and uncompromising.

    The Force Awakens was done for the prequel haters, the JJs and Simon Peggs. Rogue One was made for the fans.

    A few thoughts:…