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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★½

    Everything about this film is weird. The look is weird, the plot is weird, the characters are weird, the dialogue is weird, the whole vibe is weird. Weird, but fascinating.

    Direction and craftmanship are impeccable, the cinematography is stunning, the premise is brilliant, the symbolism is interesting, the atmosphere is bleak and extremely unsettling (because everything is so fucking weird), and the acting is outstanding. The film also has a dark and warped sense of humor I really like.

    Yorgos Lanthimos´ weirdness intrigues me and I will check out the rest of his filmography, but so far, I respect his weirdness more than I love it.

  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    ★★

    As it´s the case with most straight to video Disney sequels, “The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea” is a clear drop in quality compared to the original. The animations look much cheaper, the songs are all forgettable, and many plot points and character designs of the first film are lazily recycled. Still, the characters, both old and new, are likable and entertaining, and the world is still as charming and wonderful as before. I don´t hate the film but I also don´t have to see it again.

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  • Das Boot

    Das Boot

    ★★★★★

    I watched the Director´s Cut (208 minutes).

    What an unforgettable experience. Authentic, immersive, intense, and terrifying. Wolfgang Petersen´s “Das Boot” was nominated for six Academy Awards (Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, and Sound Editing), which are still the most nominations a German film ever received, and I can totally see why. “Das Boot” is the best German film I have ever seen and knowing that such a masterpiece was released in 1981 makes me even more cynical about…

  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    ★★★★

    Wow, this nostalgia overload was exactly what I needed. I haven´t seen “The Little Mermaid” in a very long time and watching it brought back memories I had already forgotten.

    1. As a pre-teen, I had a major crush on Ariel. And can you blame me? The long red hair, the big blue eyes, the beautiful singing voice, and the cute personality. I get you, little me, I get you.

    2. I used to search my house for daily life…