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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★½

    A bunch of random scenes and sound/music telling me something exciting is happening, or something sad, or joyful, and I should be feeling the corresponding feels. Yeah, whatever. This movie tells nothing, it's about nobody, and I'm left feeling nothing one way or another. But I guess it looked nice.

    I wouldn't call it a colossal cinematic disaster, but it's just not a very good movie. Just 100 minutes of the same thing over and over. Ships exploding, planes shooting…

  • Snow Trail

    Snow Trail

    ★★★½

    A Japanese "bergfilm", German quotes included, starring Takashi Shimura, and Toshiro Mifune in his very first film role. The former is the big star of the movie. He delivers a great performance. The story about three thieves on the run was written by Akira Kurosawa. Who needs anything more?

    But you get more. On top of all that there is a great musical score by Akira Ifukube in which I could swear I heard hints of Sergei Prokofiev's Battle on the Ice.

    The story is calm and nice, though not super special. Easily 3.5/5 stars

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  • Late Spring

    Late Spring

    ★★★★½

    Wow! Ozu films are known for being about next to nothing, but having the quality to suck you in and make you feel like you're part of the story. This one certainly tops the list in terms of the former and does really well in the latter.

    I'd give this film 4/5 if it hadn't been for Chishû Ryû, but my goodness was he fantastic! 4.5/5, and one of the best films I have seen so far this year!

  • The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    ★★★

    Meh. When I heard about this movie early this year I had high hopes for it. Now that it finally hit the theaters I must say I'm slightly disappointed with the result.

    The Girl on the Train isn't bad, but there's something wrong with it. I've just left the cinema less than half an hour ago so maybe I should let this sink in a bit, but I think the problem is mainly with pacing and with repetition.

    As with…