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  • Jealousy Is My Middle Name
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  • Once Were Rebels

    ★★★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★

  • Clèves

    ★★

  • Heiko's World

    ★★★½

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  • Once Were Rebels

    Once Were Rebels

    ★★★½

    Much better than her first long film. Loved all of her short films, she looked like one of the most talented new Austrian directors, even more than Barbara Albert. Now she got two main German stars, Julia Jentsch and my favorite Aenna Schwarz, the best figure in this movie. The men are again major weak figures, but even some of the women. So normally with so many anti-heros, and no apparent hero the film moves into a downwards spiral. Not…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★

    Same as the first, good action, stupid story, dangerous propaganda, but this time just with Jennifer Connolly, not Kelly McGillis.
    And you don't see any of Tom Cruise' facelifting scars, good job. And you remember why he isn't allowed to see his real-life kids.

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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.…

  • Barren Illusion

    Barren Illusion

    ★★★★½

    This was the third masterpiece in Kurosawa Kiyoshi's golden year, with invitations to Cannes for "Charisma", "License to Live" on other festivals, and then this little student projects which he did with his class of young students from the Film School of Tokyo, with help from his colleague Shinji Aoyama, who also had his breakthrough with "Eureka" in the same year 1999.

    Most of the story was written by the students, esp. the lucid grand ending about a young couple who doesn't really want to move on in its relationship, and in the end it dissolves. Literally. In light.