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  • The Great Beauty

    The Great Beauty

    ★★★★★

    La grande bellezza moved me more than any other film could have. It is probably the biggest reason that I'm moving to Rome for the coming semester to study Italian cinema and culture. Having lived in Rome for three weeks I had to return to this beauty and experience it as much as I could; the day afterwards I walked past most filming locations and tried to breathe and feel the same air and vibrations as Jep Gambardella did. However,…

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★½

    As for practically all my peers, to live in a Pokémon universe would still be one of my greatest dreams come true. On the other hand, if it looks like it does in 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' I would rather remain in the universe I am right now. The design for the pokémon is as far apart of the series as I could imagine, and the world-building is hardly any world-building in that it only copies our world and adds a…

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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★

    What many people don't pick up from First Man, is that it shows a double dynamic. Reaching the moon certainly did change human perspective (also for the good), and partly as a result we came to think of the earth, not as an infinite resource, but as an organism in which we are intertwined. I believe that reaching the moon did indirectly raise awareness of global warming, and man's influences upon it.

    However, it was a ridiculous task to send…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    I could admire Roma on the same screen as some of the greatest masterpieces; for example, the restored version for Stalker, and the restored 70mm's for Lawrence of Arabia and 2001: A Space Odyssey. I am usually far from jumping to conclusions, but herewith I am sure: Roma ranks right among these timeless masterpieces, as one of the best cinematic works ever to exist.

    The surround sound is beyond perfection, it literally circles around the viewer - I have never…