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  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Aftersun

    ★★★★½

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    ★★★★½

  • TÁR

    ★★★★

  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    ★★★★

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  • Aftersun

    Aftersun

    ★★★★½

    Why do father/daughter stories always hit me so hard? I´m neither a father nor a daughter, so this doesn´t make sense, but here we are, I guess. In any case, while I don´t have first-hand experience with that aspect of the film, I certainly know a thing or two about depression, so it´s not surprising that this part of “Aftersun” struck a chord with me.

    I appreciate how subtle the film is about the central tragedy and never clearly speaks…

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    ★★★★½

    Possibly the first truly great American film of the sound era. It´s mind-boggling that only three years after “The Jazz Singer” and its very limited use of synchronized sound, Hollywood was able to produce such an epic, large-scale talkie. They were quick learners to say the least.

    “All Quiet on the Western Front” also is the first significant anti-war film I know of, and it still feels like the blueprint for the entire genre. Several of its story beats as…

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  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★★½

    First things first, I was never bored during the entire 3 hours. That alone is a remarkable achievement. “Babylon” bursts with ecstatic energy and doesn´t run out of steam. Many people roll their eyes at Hollywood movies about Hollywood but I almost always eat them up, and this one in particular is a special case. “Babylon” is the coked-up and disturbing brother of “La La Land” as well as the twisted and perverse descendant of “Singin´ in the Rain”. You…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    This was my first cinema visit since the beginning of March, so for that reason alone, it was a memorable event for me.

    “Tenet” itself is Christopher Nolan being more Nolan than ever, for better or worse. You just have to admire his originality, ambition, and desire to push the limits of the medium as well as the uncompromising way with which he executes his vision. “Tenet” is a challenging and cerebral high concept sci fi film with an interesting…