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  • Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil

    Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil

    Pseudowissenschaftlicher sensationsgieriger Religionsdreck. Sexy Frau vom Teufel besessen, und die Herr Doktoren und Pfarren schaffen es die Schlange aus dem nackten Körper zu treiben. Im Gegensatz zum italienischen Billighorror, oder den englischen Vorbildern nimmt sich das Buch viel zu ernst.

  • Maudie

    Maudie

    ★★½

    Interesting concept of a miserability contest, where both actors need to wildly overact and show their worst, of a crippled but positive lady painting naive joyous pictures in a cruel world. She's a folk hero in Canada, and Sally Hawkins is a perfect cast.

    The 2nd half works much better, but it's still almost a cheesy reckless Miramax melodrama, esp. Ethan Hawks cannot help himself.
    And I'm a worried about the script, as the real life husband was not the asshole as depicted in the movie.

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  • 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…

  • 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.…