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  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Alien
  • At War
  • Come and See

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  • The Hurt Locker

    ★★★★

  • Near Dark

  • Love Streams

    ★★

  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    ★★★½

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  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    ★★★½

    I watched the 1978 Director's Cut.

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★½

    CRIMES OF THE FUTURE feels like a poorly directed remake of random scenes from Cronenberg’s catalogue mixed together. The consistent casting of bad supporting actors is baffling. The ugly, super digital, dreadfully lit cinematography is hideous. Not to mention the cheap visual effects which are most of the time not properly tracked to the actor’s motions.
    The movie lacks ideas and the few ones in existence are directed in a way that they lose any power. The first twenty minutes…

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  • ‎The Wedding‎

    ‎The Wedding‎

    “Ich finde, dass Til die Komik ein bisschen vorsichtiger und zarter zelebriert.” – Milan Peschel

  • Stambul Garden

    Stambul Garden

    ★★★★

    The directing talent of Ilker Catak is impressive. How do you direct scenes that the viewer sees over and over and over again in movies and series all the time? For example a character dancing drunken because of a loss. Or two best friends reconciling after a fight. Catak manages to give scenes you have already seen dozen of times (and so many times you have seen them totally messed up by the directors) a feeling of plain truth and…