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  • 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.

  • Society

    Society

    ★★★★½

    Maybe this is overrated but Brian Yuzna´s debut, at the end of a decade, is such a weird but unusual and very bitter comment not only in a social and political way but also to a genre which provides an extreme winner thinking. I really don´t know any other film which shows in such an explicit way a destruction of the reagonomic era and its surfaces with all its body- conscious cinema. Yes, Carpenters "They Live" did this also in a similar genre and i really love this film but this one goes a few steps further.

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  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★★

    The greatest MacGuffin of all !

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    Watching this on the big screen in a multiplex theatre, as part of a double feature with the sequel from Villeneuve, made my day. It´s not the first time but the second, i saw it on big screen. Announced was the Directors Cut, which i saw the first time in 1995 in a theatre and i remember this like it was my first time i saw a film in a theatre. The version that was screened today, was the Final…

  • mother!

    mother!

    Bored to Death symbolism with a jackhammer. No. Thank you Mr. Aronofsky !

  • A City of Sadness

    A City of Sadness

    ★★★★★

    An epic passage in time comes closer to life in stills, of this brotherhood family chronicle, without any close up shot. A film that makes the significance of small things the more important because it comes to a real essence of lived life. Hou´s way of showing taiwanese history is especially interested in details, which are all relevant and essential.
    This is different and as well important and very beautiful.

  • Canyon Passage

    Canyon Passage

    ★★★★★

    Somewhere at the end of this incredible picture there´s a dialogue line which goes "it´s a long path between good and evil". In between are the films of Jacques Tourneur and this is nothing more than a masterpiece of soft and silent nuances in glowing, gorgeous technicolor and with completely torn characters.

  • Railway Sleepers

    Railway Sleepers

    ★★★½

    Usually it is not really a compliment for a film to say, that it makes you sleepy. In this case it is a compliment. Sompot Chidgasornpongse´s documentary about the railway system in Thailand is an almost trance like experience of a film that lulles the viewer as well as the passengers into sleep. It´s a fascinating view from the inside to the outside, where the direction is not always very clear. Nevertheless a trip, which is worthwhile.

  • In Harm's Way

    In Harm's Way

    ★★★★½

    Preminger´s 1965 epic is a highly underrated film. It´s specific not a common star-cast war epic with more melodrama than combat, that´s what i had read about it mostly. It´s a film about losses and how the personal Involvement, or better call it level, is constantly between the war engagement of those characters. It´s from the beginnig, where Kirk Douglas blonde wife dies in the flames of a carcrash, because the guy she was cheating him, wants get to the…