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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    Help! I'm obsessed with this movie and my love for it doesn't seem to have an expiring date!

    It's so unique, the characters are so tenderly irrational, the images are full of desire and I simply love the camera work here - the city with its hyperactivity, these overwhelming cascades of neon light and its fragmentic reality is being portrayed as this place in which anything seems possible and yet so unreachable. Besides, I dare you to name me one…

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  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    'Burning' might be one of those few movies that literally live of a perfect script. Based on a Murakami short story it enriches its plot by puzzle pieces that are perfectly interlocking and yet the core of the resulting image remains a mystery. Even if the film structures its midpoints with a heightening and yet lyrical poignancy the enigma under the surface level stays with you and offers the potential to burn you up long after the movie finished -…

  • The Sacrifice

    The Sacrifice

    ★★★★½

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    „I am only interested in the views of two people: one is called Bresson and one called Bergman.”

    Ohne Zweifel ist 'Opfer' das Werk eines Bewunderers. Mit dem selben Kameramann und der Schauspieler-Riege eines Bergmann-Films und sogar nahe seines Geburtsortes gedreht, versucht Tarkowski die Essenz des schwedischen Regisseurs zu beschwören, ohne allerdings seine eigene Sprache zu verlernen.
    Die beiden Filmemacher eint vieles auch abseits ihrer gegenseitigen Wertschätzung: ihr Rhythmus, der durch lange Einstellungen dem Fluss der Zeit eine…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

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    There are movies which rely only on a few key scenes to keep the audience magnetized - and then there is 'Gone Girl'. I can only compliment it by stating that each and every scene felt to some extent vital either pushing the developement of the plot one step further or enriching the characters with more depth. It's hard to go into detail without giving too much away, so let's just say the tension - sometimes subliminal, sometimes…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

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    Do you know that feeling when even at your first time experiencing a movie you can relatively easy put the finger on its flaws, but after watching through it you still leave the theater in absolute awe? This was one of those experiences!

    Yes, the movie is flawed: almost everytime a character opens his mouth it doesn't sound like a real human being, but more like a script and together with the very dialogue-heavy exposition the beginning of…