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  • Always Shine

    Always Shine

    ★½

    The new "Mulholland Drive" my ass.

  • The Kid

    The Kid

    ★★★★

    Wonderful film full of splendid humour and heartwarming moments. A really joyful experience, especially because the film was screened at a concert hall, and the score composed by Chaplin was performed live by a large symphony orchestra conducted by silent film specialist Helmut Imig. Great evening.

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    best film of the last two decades. nuff said

  • Amy

    Amy

    ★★★★

    The talented and famous yet underappreciated and often ridiculed singer/songwriter finally gets the recognition she deserved in Asif Kapadia's both impressing and depressing documentary.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    The first watchable Christopher Nolan film since 1998's FOLLOWING.

  • The DUFF

    The DUFF

    ★★★½

    The good news: DUFF is the funniest and most subversive American teenage comedy since EASY A and since MEAN GIRLS.

    The not so good news: Despite of being best teenage comedy of the past few years, DUFF isn't quite as good as EASY A or MEAN GIRLS.

  • Mortdecai

    Mortdecai

    ★½

    In the right hands, 40,000,000$ and a bunch of high profile actors would have made for a decent movie. But not here. This awkwardly written and cluelessly directed film based on the Kyril Bonfiglioly novels is just a waste of money, of talent, and of my friggin' time. Absurdly overacting, Johnny Depp's character is merely a walking cliché of a squirrelly British Lord, and he stumbles from one "funny" mishap to the next in a both ridiculous and boring story…

  • Rosewater

    Rosewater

    ★★

    I respect the filmmaker's good intentions and his plea for freedom of the press and for human rights, but good intentions don't make a good film. Both the narrative structure and the directing are uneven. For instance, the first scene is completely detached from the rest of the film; its only purpose is to explain the title "Rosewater" (which by the way is not reflected in the rest of the film and doesn't give the events that unfold a deeper…

  • Vice

    Vice

    ★½

    Remember the times when the name Bruce Willis stood for respectable action movies? Well, those times are gone.

  • Into the Woods

    Into the Woods

    ★★

    The first two thirds (when they mash up several Grimm fairytales into one storyline) are quite decent. Not outstanding, sometimes embarrassing, but overall watchable and pretty dark and violent for a Disney flick. After 80 or so minutes everything seems to be solved and all characters seem to enjoy a happy ending. And that's where the end credits should have rolled in my opinion. But what the fuck do the filmmakers do? They attach another 40 minutes of messy nonsense…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

    Quite complex movie about power and manipulation in relationships, about the contrast of public and private life, and about media instrumentalization, among other topics. Gripping from beginning to end and graced with Fincher's superb visual panache, the 150 minutes seem to just fly by. Hands down the best dark comedy / crime drama of 2014.

  • Magic in the Moonlight

    Magic in the Moonlight

    ★★

    This dreamy Woody Allen period piece covers all too well known topics in an annoyingly quirky way. It's not funny, it's not dramatic, it's not intellectually challenging. It's supposed to be a flick for adults, yet it transpires a banal mood of childlike playfulness. While the end credits were rolling I thought: what's the point of all this hoopla?