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  • Holy Motors

    Holy Motors

    ★★★★

    I'd be happy if I understood the movie after watching it, but I didn't. It doesn't matter, it was still an impressive experience. Right now I'm reviewing sequences, maybe I'll be smarter after that. But this much is clear: The movie is definitely worth watching and something special, but anything but oriented towards mainstream cinema conventions. I have so many questions about the movie that I don't know the answer to right now, but that makes it amazing for me. But one thing's for sure: Denis Lavant as Oscar is just great!

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    What a heartwarming movie! So positive and full of love. After watching all the everyday annoyances disappeared and I wanted to embrace the whole world. Just kidding. For me, the film is a paragon of a (classical) drama. There is no mercy and no forgiveness here. A creeping discomfort arises from the beginning and continues to increase. The emotional coldness of the characters is shown in addition to the acting performance by visual- and sound design. You have to get involved in this unusual movie, but it's definitely worth it.

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  • Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider

    ★★½

    I didn't play the Tomb Raider games, but I watched the movies. The "old" parts with Angelina Jolie were solid, but nothing special. That's exactly how it is with this Tomb Raider part. You can watch it, but you don't have to.

    Alicia Vikander as Lara is fine, Daniel Wu is also ok, but especially Lara's dad and Vogel didn't convinced me.

    I thought the story was rather lame, but it's certainly a matter of taste :)

  • Stand by Me

    Stand by Me

    ★★★★½

    In my opinion, this movie adaptation of the Stephen King novella "The Body" is one of the best adaptations of the "Master of Horror", although it is not a horror story, but a story about friendship and growing up.

    The film takes place in the 1950s, a time when there wasno internet and no smartphones, when kids sat in tree houses, played cards and were firmly convinced that the whole world is a small place. I remember this feeling very…

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    A very calm and unagitated coming of age movie that tells its story captivatingly and is full of credible and convincing characters.

    Even though I have outgrown puberty for a few decades, I was able to empathize with Ladybird's emotional life, because dreams, uncertainties and the desire for recognition during puberty are probably present in every teenager in this phase, albeit with a different focus. It is precisely this "compassion" that I believe the magic of this film lies.