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  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★★★

    Such a beauty of a film and what a shame that it is only getting a very limited release here, because it deserves to be seen by more. It simply is one of those movies which has everything. The only small issue was that the pacing wasn’t perfect, but I am sure that I won’t feel the same when I rewatch this. And rewatch this I will.

    The cinematography is stunning and the framing is great. There are many shots…

  • The Dreamers

    The Dreamers

    ★★★★★

    With every watch I fall in love with The dreamers even more. I discover new details and since last time I again have gained more knowledge of film history, which makes it more fun. This really is a masterpiece. There’s nothing that doesn’t work and the fact that it works so well on rewatches only cements that idea.

    First of all The dreamers is an ode to cinema. The main characters are totally in love with film and Theo (Louis…

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  • Your Name Engraved Herein

    Your Name Engraved Herein

    ★★

    I absolutely didn't feel this. It is an accumulation of clichés; forbidden love, (internalized) homophobia, a problematic relationship (not even sure if the film itself realizes that), a girl that ends up being hurt on the way, some sadness etcetera. That doesn't have to be a dealbreaker, but the execution is simply so extremely boring with an annoying structure and pacing. Also felt like there was so much more to explore in the historic and political setting.

    Lists I made that feature this film:
    Movies I have seen with LGBTQ+ characters

  • The Wayward Cloud

    The Wayward Cloud

    ★★★★

    Cruel, but at the same time manages to be so absurd it made me laugh (unwillingly). The musical intermezzos are hilarious and don't really make sense, but I liked them anyway. As always Lee Kang-Sheng is great. I am planning to read some essays about this, but so far I did get that it critiques porn/commercialization and the emptiness that comes with it. While most scenes of a sexual nature are very unsexy or even repulsive, the tension between the…

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  • The Captain

    The Captain

    ★★★★½

    Der Hauptmann is no easy watch. Everything from the dark humor to the soundtrack makes this one of the most suffocating movies I have seen. Because of that it leaves a very strong impression and gives a lot of food for thought. And I guess that is something all of the moviegoers felt up to a certain level, because nobody said a word after the end credits had rolled (those end credits are great BTW).

    Der Hauptmann is about power…

  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    ★★★★½

    Intimate, beautifully acted and totally engaging from the first to the last minute. I think it's my favourite of the three.