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Identities 2017: Other People

Other People USA 2016 Written by Chris Kelly Directed by Chris Kelly Watched on 09.06.2017 “Other People” is a pretty good, albeit somewhat trivial, family drama with a superb cast and a couple of very strong, emotional moments, especially towards … Continue reading

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Identities 2017: First Girl I Loved

First Girl I Loved USA 2016 Written by Kerem Sanga Directed by Kerem Sanga Watched on 09.06.2017 “First Girl I Loved” is a wonderful, beautiful, sensitive and touching coming-of-age drama about first love. It does a great job capturing what … Continue reading

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Identities 2017: Bar Bahar (In Between)

Bar Bahar (In Between) Israel/France 2016 Written by Maysaloun Hamoud Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud Watched on 08.06.2017 “Bar Bahar” tells the story of three very different Palestinian women who share an apartment in Tel Aviv: Leila, a party girl who … Continue reading

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At the Movies 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 USA 2017 Written by James Gunn, Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Directed by James Gunn Watched on 02.05.2017 The first one was arguably was Marvel’s biggest surprise so far (and also their biggest gamble, … Continue reading

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Viennale 2016 – Day 2: Aquarius

Aquarius Brazil/France 2016 Written by Kleber Mendonça Filho Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho Watched on 21.10.2016 When a movie starts with a song by “Queen”, who to this day are my favorite band of all time, and later on features … Continue reading

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At the Movies 2017: Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell USA 2017 Written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler & Ehren Kruger, based on the comic by Shirow Masamune Directed by Rupert Sanders Watched on 07.04.2017 First of all: I won’t get into the whitewashing-debate. I understand … Continue reading

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Screener-Review: Battle Royale

Battle Royale Japan 2000 Written by Kenta Fukasaku, based on the novel by Koushun Takami Directed by Kinji Fukasaku Watched on 03.04.2017 More than 16 years after its release in Japan, “Battle Royale” is finally going to be freely available … Continue reading

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