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  • The Terminator
  • Clerks
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Breakfast Club

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  • Butcher

    ★★★½

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    ★★★½

  • The Canyons

    ★★

  • Tamara Drewe

    ★★★

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  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    ★★★½

    Movie Challenge 2022: Cult of Personality: Movie #36 out of 53

    Task: Watch a movie starring Hugo Weaving

    Random thoughts and observations:
    - if the film wasn't based on a true story, one could get excellently worked up about the obviously harebrained starting situation of what is shown;
    - at times it's all a bit overdone, sinking into religious symbolism and a lot of pathos, exposing director Mel Gibson once again as a fanatical religious nutcase;
    - the training sequence…

  • The Canyons

    The Canyons

    ★★

    Movie Challenge 2022: 104 Years in 52 Weeks: Movie #66 out of 104

    Random thoughts and observations:
    - respect for the courage to cast the male lead with an HC actor (who does a pretty good job under the circumstances);
    - unfortunately, the whole film is a rather dull affair, although with the present director-screenplay combination (Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis) hopes for a really good film would have been appropriate;
    - Schrader was never able to arouse any…

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  • The Great Race

    The Great Race

    ★★★½

    Movie Challenge 2022: 104 Years in 52 Weeks: Movie #55 out of 104

    Random thoughts and observations:
    - completely harmless, fast-paced, with all kinds of slapstick scenes enriched (the film is dedicated to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy) and at times almost unbelievably silly entertainment for the whole family;
    - this is of course pure escapism and serves all the staging clichés of such great family films of the time - from the rampant saloon brawl to the excessive pie…

  • Gladiator

    Gladiator

    ★★★½

    Movie Challenge 2019: 52 Re-Watches in 52 Weeks: Movie #14 out of 52

    I saw this movie only one time shortly after its home video release in the early 1990s, but had only good memories of it. I still liked it today. It may have some cliches (in the development of the plot and the characterization of the protagonists and antagonists), but the cast is just great with actors like Robert Loggia, Ossie Davis, John Heard and Brian Dennehy in…