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Extinguished (2017)

Hearts on fire – literally! And despite some setbacks, true love conquers in the end, of course. Nice and heart-warming (!) entertainment, but without that extra something. Not in my book of hot air.

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The good time girls (2017)

Nice idea and convincing production, but this short feminist western is ultimately a little too conventional to fully develop into something really significant. Higher score for execution, lower for originality. Not in my book of female revenge.

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Valkoiset ruusut (1943) Infatuation, delusion, obsession – with overbearingly extreme emotional tension from the very beginning! Some close-ups of the female lead are almost worthy of Dreyer’s »La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc«. Too bad that important parts of the plot … Continue reading

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In a heartbeat (2017)

Literally heartbreaking! A short feelgood movie about hidden love wanting to burst out of its confinement. Very cute, reasonably brave, a little lightweight. Not in my book of coming out.

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The chinaman (1920)

Koko the Clown in a very early example of »The Big Ball of Violence«, a k a »The Fight Cloud«. Visually pleasing, unexpectedly clever, somewhat prejudiced – not in my book.

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Alarm (2012)

Extreme sleepiness calls for extreme amounts of alarm clocks. But why does the guy climb his door to get the milk? The 3D animation is sometimes a little stiff and simple judged by today’s increasing standards, but all in all … Continue reading

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Wire cutters (2014)

Cooperation and greed play important parts as a couple of lovable mining robots toil away in some kind of barren landscape. Top notch execution, a trifle facile story. Not in my book of power. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-d-qHH9IPo

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