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  • Léon: The Professional
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Dune
  • The Big Lebowski

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  • The Circus

    ★★★★½

  • Big Business

    ★★★★

  • Liberty

    ★★★

  • Leave 'Em Laughing

    ★★★

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  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    ★★★★½

    The leading actor: Vienna. Bombed capital of Austria, divided into four Allied occupation zones. Dark nights. Black shadows, always in fearful motion. Dull, gray daylight. Sewers that look like abandoned gothic cathedrals. The city is ruled by black market. Shady characters roam lonely streets. Hasty footsteps echo on the damp cobblestones. Vienna has gone through terrible times. And still there will be some uncertain years left.

    In the middle of it: The Zither music of Anton Karas. In additon to…

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  • The Circus

    The Circus

    ★★★★½

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

    THE CIRCUS is one of Charlie Chaplins most imaginative and hilarious feature-length films. And at the same time the most touching. In the last scene of the film, Chaplin reverses the comedy of the previous plot and shows a person whose happiness in life is only imaginary and therefore doomed to failure in the end.

    In no other film does the Tramp come closer to a life of regularity than in this one. And yet he exchanges this voluntarily for…

  • Leave 'Em Laughing

    Leave 'Em Laughing

    ★★★

    It all starts with a toothache. And it ends with Laurel and Hardy's first big, never-ending fit of laughter, which they then perfected years later in the feature film THE DEVIL'S BROTHER.
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    Screen lyricist Ralph Thurnheim lends his voice to the heroes of the silent film. And so the comedy stars of the 1920s talk, laugh and brawl in rhyme now.

    The powerful-voiced performance took place in the Breitenseer Lichtspiele, the oldest cinema in Vienna (founded in 1905).

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  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

    A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

    ★★★★

    It was difficult to choose between RAMBO LAST BLOOD and FARMAGEDDON. Action movie versus old-fashioned plasticine. I chose the action movie.

  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

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

    By far the scariest part of the story was Jason Clarke in the role of a warmhearted and loyal family man.

    Does horror actually only arise if the protagonists do exactly what normal people would never do?

    Why do authors, screenwriters and directors of horror stories believe that people act always irrational in uncomfortable situations? I can’t remember when I saw the last horror movie, in which the characters rationally responded to threats. How boring this genre has become ...…