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  • Bullyparade: The Movie

    Bullyparade: The Movie

    ★★★

    As a nostalgia trip with a couple of good moments, it is totally worth watching. It’s not earth-shattering, but that was also not what I expected.

  • Score: A Film Music Documentary

    Score: A Film Music Documentary

    ★★★½

    “Score” is really good but has its flaws. For example, there is no look at scores that did not work or a comparison between two possible or proposed scores with a description of why it worked and was picked. Also, there are almost no women composers/producers or directors pictured. Now I know that Hollywood is male-dominated, but I think there was space to feature up-and-coming women composers.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Just a really, really, really good Star Wars film.

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Blade Runner did not work for me. I got the iTunes version, and the sound was sub-par. The plot is standard ”policeman returns from retirement to fight the bad guys“ stuff.

    What set me off, too, is that the movie is set in an LA of 2019, where it always rains or is night, and while smog is a problem in the LA of 2017, it seemed unrealistic for me, even in 1982.

    I tried to find more in-depth meanings,…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    Really good movie, the resolution – while taking a good amount of screen time – feels a bit rushed in the end. I could easily have done without the romantic undertones. They were subtle and OK, but I personally think the movie would have been as good or better if they hadn't been in there. (I see it mostly as additional fluff in movies of this type anyway.)


    Oh, also, why do women in those movies always have perfect make-up?

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    While I like the original trilogy and Episode VII more, I think this film adds a new color to the Star Wars movie universe. It’s mostly a heist type of movie, the mythology around the force is clearly reserved to the main story.

    I did not notice the CGI characters much, but I usually do not watch movies in a way so I’d notice. However the story was very, probably a bit too, straight forward. It was clear that the…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    A worthy continuation from the trilogy, fast-paced and hitting the right marks. Quite a lot of fan service but it supported to build trust after the prequels.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I’m shocked how bad this movie turned out to be. I’m not against reboots, but telling the Spiderman origin story again with nothing substantially new was just boring.

    The acting was ok. I think the first hour could have been compressed into a 10 minute flashback, that would have left room for a proper story.

    Also, why does everyone in that movie know the real identity of Spiderman?

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★½

    Before watching Hitchcock, we went to see his most appreciated film in the cinema. Really great picture.

  • Hitchcock

    Hitchcock

    ★★★★½

    Brilliant film about one of the most brilliant film makers ever. Anthony Hopkins does a great job, as well as Helen Mirren. Recommendation!