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  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★★

    Ikiru is a film that occupied myself a lot after my first watch because it discussed essential questions in the matter of life and how the is in our society. Although this film is more than 65 years old, it still shows a pretty accurate reflection of our society that is much focussed on our work. Hence it is even sadder that nothing has changed in over 65 years.

    In his last month to live, Kenji begins to think about…

  • Andrei Rublev

    Andrei Rublev

    ★★★★½

    After Mirror, Andrei Rublev is probably the film by Tarkovsky that has the most autobiographical traits. Andrei Rublev is a painter who just wants to do his work but he‘s bothered by his environment to the point where he stops trying to fulfil his work in an ordinary way. But Andrei is more like a passive observer. He rather gets involved in terrifying situations by other people than by his own. He‘s not guilty for his misery, it‘s rather the…

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  • M

    M

    ★★★★½

    Film School Drop Outs 2019 - Weekly Challenges

    Week 6 - Movement - German Weimar Cinema (1919-1933)

    Impressive. Impressive how this film still manages to be important even after more than 85 years. Back then Lang wanted to show us a reflection of the time he lived in. He unmasks the society as a collective which developed many negative feelings, like rage against the state and strangers due to the panic after the war and the global economy crisis. His…

  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    ★★★★

    Film School Drop Outs 2019 - Weekly Challenges

    Week 4 - Studio - Universal Pictures - Universal's Monsters

    I‘ve actually been putting this film off for a long time until now. I‘m not sure why but it turned out to be a big mistake.

    On a technical level it‘s very solid. The production design, the lighting the costumes and the use of shadows paired with the spooky sound design (especially in the first act) created a terrific atmosphere that hooked…

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  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    (English version underneath)

    Ich möchte mal hier kurz die Chance ergreifen euch zu erklären, besonders denen die noch keinen Bergman Film gesehen haben, warum ihr ihm dringend mal eine Chance geben solltet, den ich finnde, dass er auf Letterboxd nur sehr wenig beachtet wird.

    Eigentlich sind die meisten Ingmar Bergman Filme oberflächlich gesehen sehr ähnlich. Sie haben fast immer dieselbe Oberthematik, nämlich die menschliche Psyche und die Reise in das Innere der Protagonisten. Seine Filme haben immer andere Aspekte, in…

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★★

    (Gesehen in der Kinofassung)

    Die bei mir wahrscheinlich größte Bildungslücke geschlossen und ich schließe mich mal der vorherrschenden Meinung an, dass dieser Film absolut fantastisch ist. Ich habe bisher noch keinen Kriegsfilm der die Psyche und Moral der Soldaten, sowie den Sinn des Krieges so sehr auseinander genommen hat. Coppolas meisterhafte Inszenierung trägt natürlich auch seinen Teil dazu bei. Die Ästhetik wird hier viel im Dreckigen und grausamen, aber auch in einigen Naturaufnahmen gefunden. Dazu kommt ein fantastisches Colour-grading und…