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  • Wonder Wheel

    Wonder Wheel

    ★½

    Woody Allen auf sparsamster Sparflamme. Man könnte vielleicht gemeinerweise sagen, dass dies hier wie aus einem Allenschen Baukasten wirkt oder noch gemeiner sein und behaupten, dass ihn der Film eigentlich gar nicht interessiert hat, aber im Grunde ist das im Falle von Wonder Wheel tatsächlich einfach nur ein Schulterzucken. Selbst Storaros leuchtende Farbspiele erzeugen hier keinerlei Mehrwert und Kate Winslet spielt mehr gegen das Drehbuch an als das sich das irgendwie verbindet. Schlimmer noch : Gegen Ende fällt dieser Satz…

  • Judge Priest

    Judge Priest

    ★★★★★

    I´m a bit confused but like Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote it belongs to the underrated and maybe overlooked films in John Fords filmography. Yet, this Ford-utopia of a south that has never existed is a milestone in cinematic tolerance. Just as Will Rogers in Doctor Bull spins the threads of a small community, so the threads come together at the end as a union in which the South marches hand in hand with the North and the Black Community makes music…

  • Mudhoney

    Mudhoney

    ★★★½

    Southern Hillbilly Drama in Russ Meyer Style with some extraordinary "foot" scenes in the first 5 minutes.

  • Yolanda and the Thief

    Yolanda and the Thief

    ★★★★½

    Ooh, baby, do you know what that's worth?
    Ooh, heaven is a place on earth
    They say in heaven, love comes first
    We'll make heaven a place on earth
    Ooh, heaven is a place on earth

  • Brigadoon

    Brigadoon

    ★★★★★

    Goodbye cruel world. This is the final victory over reality. Maybe the most quintessential musical and maybe the saddest i've ever seen. The hard cut to New York at the end felt like a heart attack

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★

    Bester Star Wars Film seit Return of the Jedi.

  • A Moment of Romance

    A Moment of Romance

    ★★★★★

    Maybe the best hard-crossover-romance Hong Kong ever made !!!!

    Big recommendation to schneeland & Rolf & everyone else !

  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★★

    After many rather nice meant reviews i read about, I didn´t expect to see such a good movie in the end. James Gray makes films of opposites in which different worlds and lifes confront and collide. He does this in a classic Hollywood storytelling way that many rightfully find refreshing and work well for me, in the case of "Lost City" and "We Own the Night," as opposed to "The Immigrant" or "The Yards", which i found rather solid than…

  • Bird

    Bird

    ★★★★★

    Clint Eastwood's Bird is not a common biopic. The film is more like a stream of consciousness, rhythmic like a Charlie Parker song that eventually takes off. Unchronological, undated, dreamlike, reminiscent. Eastwood approaches this excessive artist's life and creates a mosaic that never claims to be complete but highlights the essence of a life, precisely through its fragmented nature. Eastwood does not decorate anything, nor does he try to bring light into the myth of Charlie Parker, on the contrary,…

  • Irma Vep

    Irma Vep

    ★★★★★

    Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud´s part and his "i like silence in silent movies", Gainsbourg, Sonic Youth, the language mix salad, the meta experience, the desire for film, the way how life and art flow together to an incredible film in film experience which goes a total pure and natural way.
    Sometimes it´s so easy to discover a new favourite !

  • Coup de Torchon

    Coup de Torchon

    ★★★½

    I think the movie would have been a lot better if it had been told from Isabelle Huppert's perspective. Nevertheless, the great strength of the film is the moral absence or, better, the sympathy for the moral absence within the figure played by Philippe Noiret. The focus on this view isn´t perfect but played perfectly.

  • The Clockmaker of St. Paul

    The Clockmaker of St. Paul

    ★★★★

    Taverniers debut keeps a quiet but friendly distance to the father and son approach which is going to happen. The long shots of the environment of Lyon combined with the inner closed feelings of Noirets character are just as fascinating as the political level of the film which is given, but only as an equal element to the environment and it´s atmosphere. Noirets solidarity with his son has no political background. This is similar to "Coup de torchon" a few years later but here much more balanced.