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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★

    It's hard to define. It starts out promising, with the mix of surrealism and dry humor that we know from the TV show, but once it focuses on Laura Palmer's last days, it's an odd and often too slow teenage drama with horror movie elements.

    All in all it's an okay addendum for fans of the show, but it's really hard to get through.
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    #095 in 2017
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  • The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

    The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

    ★★★★

    There is this small subgenre that I like to call "childhood movies", in lack of a better name. They are movies, that look like kids movies and actually can be watched by children (sometimes not by too young ones, though), but mix adventure with a huge dose of melancholy and deal with mature, emotional topics through the eyes of underaged protagonists.

    Jean-Pierre Jeunet's entry in this genre is of course another great one, although, except on a visual level, it…

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  • Kung Fury

    Kung Fury

    There are two kinds of cult movies. There are the ROCKY HORRORs and BLACK DYNAMITEs and then there are the MACHETE KILLSes, SHARKNADOs and KUNG FURYs. In the first category are movies, that are made by people who had a cool idea and carefully put together a movie that they can be proud of. The second category are movies, made by people, who just randomly slap every image from their ADHD ridden stoner brain together, without any feeling for rhythm…

  • 1941

    1941

    ★★★★★

    Maybe it’s just my love for the classic slapstick subgenre in general, but this is my favourite Spielberg movie. The gags come fast, most of them are silly, but almost all of them stick one way or another. And the spectacle, that dominates the 2nd half of the movie (and there is a lot of it), is as perfectly staged as you expect it from a Spielberg movie.

    If it has one flaw, it’s maybe that not every actor has…