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  • The Rider

    The Rider

    ★★★½

    Chloe's second movie about the Lakota tribe is again a semi-documentary, naturalistic study of the Lakota life-style, but this time more of a hymn to one of their favorite pastimes, rodeo and wild horse riding. It's about as dangerous as being a football player, with frequent concussions ending a career abruptly. At least horse riders have a fall back, they can still work as horse trainer, taming wild horses. Well, unless you end up as paraplegic. This is not happening…

  • In the Aisles

    In the Aisles

    ★★★★★

    Fängt ganz pathetisch mit dem 2001 Strauss Donauwalzer an, draussen am Abend am Parkplatz vor dem Grossmarkt in Sachsen, und man wartet auf den grossen Aha Moment. Der Affe der das Feuer entdeckt oder so ähnlich, aber so ein Moment kommt nicht. Stattdessen kommt eher die Symphonie der Gablerstapler in den Gängen, sehr ästhetische Fahrzeuge, wie sie die schmalen Gänge entlangrauschen. Sehr filmisch, und sehr schwer zu bedienen. wenn man sich an den berühmtesten Gablerstapler Kurzfilm zurückerinnert.
    Die Kamera erinnert…

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  • Like Crazy

    Like Crazy

    ★★★★

    And so this is the first film of the year which made me cry, crying for the fun and comedy, and esp. the grandious Valeria Bruni Tedeschi who is the best when playing herself. It reminded me a lot on her first film "Il est plus facile pour un chameau …", where also her mother plays her mother.
    But behind all the slapstick and gags this is an extremely accurate depiction of the Italian mental institutions and their typical stories.…

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Before I saw it, and just read the script:

    Given that they use the traditional romantic comedy formula for a Sci-Fi movie doesn't wake my interest. I do like romantic comedy, but when it's too formulaic and predictable it's boring.

    He doesn't want to die alone, so he stalks her for months, eventually wakes her up also, destroying all her dreams living on a remote planet, instead living the next 90 years along this other lone dude on the colonization…