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  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

    This was the first film I saw in a cinema since lockdown. It was shown on the anniversary of the German army attacking Poland - the start of the second world war.
    When the lights came up, everyone in the room was in tears. We all just sat there for at least five minutes. Nobody moved, nobody said anything. Then we asked each other if everyone was okay, if anyone needed anything. There was no discussion of the movie, just…

  • Trouble Every Day

    Trouble Every Day

    ★½

    Earlier this month, I was home alone for a few days, since my girlfriend was on set in another city, shooting a crime show.
    It were the last couple of days before our move into a new flat, back to Hamburg from the awful backwater in the Ruhr valley, where we had lived for two years while I had studied directing at probably the worst film school in the country. It had been just awful, all of it, and we…

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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…

  • BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

    BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

    ★★★★★

    The Christmas Special is the only episode of "BoJack Horseman" that I haven't watched.

    After watching the finale, my girlfriend and I had a giant, un-ironical, two-day fight about whether the finale was good or not.
    That's how seriously we take the show.
    Because that's how good of a piece of art it is.

    After coming to an uneasy peace-treaty regarding our opinions about the finale, we wrote down our top ten episodes and re-watched those over the course of…