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  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★★

    "Silence" is an intense, quiet movie that feels meditative and profound, never dull for a second and very, very big.
    The concepts these characters struggle with are very foreign to me and, I imagine, to most viewers. It's not the 1600's anymore. Never the less - "Silence" makes the time period feel contemporary, its conflicts important and immediate. It achieves this marvelous feat not by explaining anything to us, but by showing it in that direct way that no one…

  • The Butterfly's Dream

    The Butterfly's Dream

    ★½

    This entirely forgettable kitsch fest presents us with gorgeous landscapes, the set up for a great and intriguing story, only to then drop every tiny hint of conflict and just sort of meander, giving the audience nothing at all while expecting us to be emotionally invested. I'll rather watch the lead actor's other work again.

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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★½

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

    Seated next to me in the cinema was a true Tarantino fan. He was about twenty years old, nerdy, visiting the theatre with his friends. He was SO into this movie, it really annoyed me. I don't think, I would have found the humor quite so stupid, hadn't he sat next to me, laughing so hard at every little thing. When Brad Pitt was about to fight Bruce Lee, he excitedly exclaimed "Oh no! He's gonna do it! Amazing!" and…

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★

    I started reviewing this movie and suddenly I had written some Facebook-style rant about how this was too sympathetic towards cops and not dealing with the really interesting questions its story presented. I then got bored by myself and deleted it.
    "Blackkklansman" is a well directed, entertaining, wonderfully flashy edited, well shot and well acted political feel-good comedy with funny dialogue. I liked it.
    It doesn't really do justice to its themes, but what movie really does. Watch it, it's nice.