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  • The Oresteia
  • The Valley of the Bees
  • The Seventh Seal
  • The Ascent

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  • Hawks and Sparrows

    ★★★½

  • Puparia

  • The Gospel According to Matthew

    ★★★★★

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★½

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  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★½

    She did it. She made the "sad old man meets manic pixie dream girl" storyline but she made it good and the pixie is an adult man and he wears a uniform and knows all the tree names? Life is beautiful.

  • The Judge and the Assassin

    The Judge and the Assassin

    ★★★

    For the first 90 minutes I was going to rate this 4+ stars and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Werner Herzog films (Woyzeck, Stroszek, Kaspar Hauser), but then it turns into the most obnoxius, ham-fisted, poorly executed and frankly just laughable moral lesson that gave me whiplash like I've never experienced before in a film.

    I was going to complain about the tried and tired "the abyss gazes back into you" development (ok, it's only 1976), but that pales…

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  • The Wolf House

    The Wolf House

    ★★★★

    So technically impressive that it's near impossible to look past the style and not see all that paint running down the walls. The disconnect remained for me throughout most of the film with the exception of one sequence set to the Lohengrin overture and the ending, likely thanks to Rainer Krause, who is a pleasure to listen to.

  • Time of the Gods

    Time of the Gods

    ★★★★★

    In dieser Doku:

    - Thule-Gesellschaft
    - Ludwig Klages
    - Wandervögel
    - Stefan George
    - Roger Peyrefitte (interviewt)
    - Alexander der Große
    - SS-Ahnenerbe
    - Tibetexpedition 1938
    - Rolf Schilling (interviewt)
    - Ernst Jünger (interviewt)
    - Geheimes Deutschland

    Es ist wirklich überraschend wie weitreichend dieser gesamte Themenkomplex um die deutschen Idealisten berührt wird. Dazu auch französische Verbindungen: Cocteau und Peyrefitte, bishin zur Front National (gefehlt hat hier nur der Hinweis auf Blühers Männerbünde, den Peyrefitte ohne namentliche Nennung wiedergibt). Und obendrauf gibt es noch tolle Archivaufnahmen (Tibetexpedition, Wandervögel, NS-Berichte über Breker-Ausstellungen, Hitler in Paris) und einen kleinen Einblick in Ostdeutschland kurz nach der Wende.