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  • Secret Sunshine
  • Jealousy Is My Middle Name
  • The Family Friend
  • There Will Be Blood

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  • Night Shift

    ★★

  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    ★★★★

  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    ★★★½

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★

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  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    Not quite a Tsui Hark, but almost. And CGI helps, a lot. Lot of fun, esp.

  • Master Cheng

    Master Cheng

    ★★

    Watched for the Chinese cooking recipes, but stayed sceptical. Not all the food must be harmonic, there must also be differences. Like sugar and salt, hot and sour, stone and water, ie crunchy and soft.

    The problem is not that there is no drama, but that it's too boring.

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  • Like Crazy

    Like Crazy

    ★★★★

    And so this is the first film of the year which made me cry, crying for the fun and comedy, and esp. the grandious Valeria Bruni Tedeschi who is the best when playing herself. It reminded me a lot on her first film "Il est plus facile pour un chameau …", where also her mother plays her mother.
    But behind all the slapstick and gags this is an extremely accurate depiction of the Italian mental institutions and their typical stories.…

  • Barren Illusion

    Barren Illusion

    ★★★★½

    This was the third masterpiece in Kurosawa Kiyoshi's golden year, with invitations to Cannes for "Charisma", "License to Live" on other festivals, and then this little student projects which he did with his class of young students from the Film School of Tokyo, with help from his colleague Shinji Aoyama, who also had his breakthrough with "Eureka" in the same year 1999.

    Most of the story was written by the students, esp. the lucid grand ending about a young couple who doesn't really want to move on in its relationship, and in the end it dissolves. Literally. In light.