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Sam did It (2018)

Sam Did It is a short film directed by British actor and writer Dominic Burgess, who also stars in the film Occasionally a short film as an in-betweenie is always welcome. Naturally, the short duration (that’s why it’s called a short film) is a huge plus. Also, the fact that one cannot continue to beat around the bush and use an infinite number of subplots to ultimately reach a conclusion also has its advantages. And when the content is also...

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Adopt a Highway (2019)

When you commit a third violent crime, you will be put away and put away for good. Three strikes, and you are out.   Every now and then you come across such an unknown, idiosyncratic film, which was probably made with a modest budget and for which no huge marketing budgets have been made available. A film you don’t really expect too much from. That’s “Adopt a Highway“. It’s not a cheerful or action-rich film. I really expected a depressing...

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Aterrados (2017)

They were human voices. What did they tell you? That they were going to kill me. In Argentinian, they say “Aterrados“. It’s “Terrified” in English. And yes, some will be terrified while watching this masterful horror. I can’t really describe why it is such an excellent horror. However, there are no earth-shattering new ideas being introduced. If you look at it as a whole, it seems like a fusion of different topics from other horror films. Take specific scenes from...

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Prospect (2018)

Film Review : Prospect The Queen’s Lair. That’s a theory. What a fantastic SF! Not because there are breathtaking space landscapes. Or because impressive, galactic battles are being fought. And you won’t see a collection of exotic-looking aliens. To be honest, everything looks pretty cheap. As if someone has searched through the props room of large film companies just to collect remnants of old fiction films. The spacecraft, a drop-pod, with which Cee (Sophie Thatcher) and her father Damon (Jay...

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Stan & Ollie (2018)

I thought you’d retired. No, we’re-we’re… we’re getting older, but we’re not done yet. Simply nostalgia. “Stan & Ollie” is a trip to a bygone era when I was a little boy. When I returned from school on Friday afternoon, I threw my schoolbag somewhere in a corner and turned on the television. Then I changed the channel (in those days it meant getting up and pressing a button) to ARD (or ZDF? I can’t remember) to watch “Schweinchen Dick”....

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Life itself (2018)

So, what does that tell us? That the only truly reliable narrator is life itself. But life itself is also a completely unreliable narrator because it is constantly misdirecting and misleading us and taking us on this journey where it is literally impossible to predict where it’s gonna go next. Occasionally I come across such a film that knows how to surprise me. At first, I wondered what it was all about. Usually, I take a wait-and-see approach and see...

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The man who killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot (2018)

Film Review : The man who killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot. That day, I just killed a man. What he stood for was unstoppable. The absurd title alone should stimulate your curiosity. A film with such a whopper of a title (sounding completely absurd) can only lead to an unrivaled experience. My first reaction was: “Only Monty Python can come up with such a film title.“. I found “The man who killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot” a relief,...

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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

The El Royale is a bi-state establishment. You have the option to stay in either the great state of California… or the great state of Nevada. Warmth and sunshine to the west… or hope and opportunity to the east. Which would you prefer? Let me get straight to the point. Yes, this film by Drew Goddard refers to several masterpieces from the past. And yes, it has the atmosphere, story structure and the look of a Quentin Tarantino film. You...

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Jonathan (2018)

Wow. You’ve given each other the perfect male fantasy. Sex without emotional attachment. Fascinating. That’s the best description for this film. “Jonathan” is not an easy movie and it excels in monotony. But give this not so action-packed, one location situated film a chance and maybe you’ll discover how unparalleled and brilliant this film is. The starting point is actually dead simple. Those who already experienced the concept of living together, know that this only has a chance of success...

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You were never really here (2017)

McCleary said you were brutal. I can be. I want you to hurt them. It’s not just the fact that defenseless young children are victims of unscrupulous people who use them in networks for pedophiles. The most disgusting aspect of this is that these circuits are visited by people who occupy important positions in daily life. Individuals who show a respectable and neat appearance to the outside world. But once they show up in this nauseating business, their fortune is...

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Ready Player One (2018)

James Halliday saw the future. And then he built it. He gave us a place to go.A place called … THE OASIS. Recently I got a Playstation VR set for my birthday and since then I’ve spent a lot of hours in different virtual worlds. So I understand very well that in films such as “Ready Player One” the population spends more time in this artificial environment than in the actual world. As one already suggested at the beginning, this...

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The Glass Castle (2017)

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast : Woody Harrelson : Rex Brie Larson : Jeannette Ella Anderson : Young Jeannette Director : Destin Daniel Cretton My opinion on “The Glass Castle” “I never built the glass castle. No. But it was...

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King Arthur : Legend of the Sword (2017)

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not. Genre : Adventure/Action Country : USA Cast : Charlie Hunnam : Arthur Jude Law : Vortigern Astrid Bergès-Frisbey : The Mage Director : Guy Ritchie My opinion on “King Arthur : Legend of the Sword” “How’d you get money...

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Dunkirk (2017)

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II. Genre : War Country : UK/Netherlands/France Cast : Fionn Whitehead : Tommy Mark Rylance : Mr. Dawson Tom Hardy : Farrier Director : Christopher Nolan My opinion on “Dunkirk” “Wars are not won by evacuation.” I’m sure...

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

“Help me get one more.” Even the worst horror can’t make me look at the screen with disgust. But the moment one of these American soldiers set his hand on a seemingly lifeless body, a hysterical scream sounded and all hell broke loose, it did. The image of that unfortunate soldier whose body is torn to pieces by a devastating hail of bullets, took my breath away abruptly. And that’s the start of a brutal and bloody narrative. Yet another...

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The Jungle Book (2016)

The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart. Genre : Adventure Country : USA Cast :  Neel Sethi : Mowgli Bill Murray : Baloo (voice) Ben Kingsley : Bagheera (voice) Director : Jon Favreau My opinion “No matter where you go or what they may...

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The Lost Reviews Part 1 : The Revenant (2015)

While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. Genre : Adventure/Drama Country :USA/Canada/Taiwan Cast : Leonardo DiCaprio : Hugh...

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren and Chris Mannix. Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, the eight travelers come to...

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Brooklyn (2015)

“Would you like to dance? Are you here with that guy? The one who was teaching you to dance? No. So would you dance with me? I’m not sure he taught me anything. Doesn’t matter. The secret is to look as though you know what you’re doing. Ah. I wish someone had told me that years ago.” No, I’m not really a big fan of romantic movies. Such movies that’ll make the female audience melt and whimper in a handkerchief...

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A walk in the woods (2015)

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. Genre : Biography/Comedy Country : USA Cast : Robert Redford : Bill Bryson Nick Nolte : Stephen Katz Emma Thompson : Catherine Bryson Director : Ken Kwapis My opinion “No, writers don’t retire. We either drink ourselves to death or blow our brains out. And...

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Mad Max : Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And...

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The Martian (2015)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian”...

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X+Y (2014)

In a world difficult to comprehend, Nathan struggles to connect with those around him – most of all his loving mother – but finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan is taken under the wing of unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys, the pair forge an unusual friendship and Nathan’s talents win him a place on the UK team at the International Mathematics Olympiad. From suburban England to bustling Taipei and back again, Nathan builds complex relationships as he is confronted...

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Kingsman : The Secret Service (2014)

Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Genre : Action/Adventure/Comedy Country : UK Cast : Colin Firth : Harry Hart Taron Egerton : Gary “Eggsy” Unwin Samuel L. Jackson : Valentine Director : Matthew Vaughn My opinion I am offering you the opportunity to become a Kingsman. A tailor? A...