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The Post (Die Verlegerin) *****

Katherine (Kay) Graham (Streep), publisher of The Washington Post, is impossibly irritating at the start of the film. It is 1971, and she has taken over the control […]

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Docteur Knock – Ein Arzt mit gewissen Nebenwirkungen (Knock)****

Small-time gangster Knock (Sy) jumps onto a cruise ship to escape Lanksy (Elbé), a debt collector. The ship’s captain needed a doctor on board in order to depart […]

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Behold! What Price for Beauty

By Marinell Haegelin The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde at English Theatre with Paul Glaser directing. The first published version of the Irish playwright and poet’s […]

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Die Grundschullehrerin (Primaire) ***

Florence (Forestier) is a young teacher in a municipal primary school in France. She lives with her ten-year-old son in an apartment in the ground floor of the […]

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All the Money in the World (Alles Geld Der Welt) ***1/2

Inspired by the story of Paulo Getty’s (Charlie Plummer, no relation to Christopher) kidnapping, and based on John Pearson’s book, director Ridley Scott takes audiences inside the world […]

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Wind River (Two reviews) *****

(two opinions: Marinell *****, Thelma ****) Wind River***** The state of Wyoming, USA, has the tenth largest landmass, and the seventh-largest Indian reservation: Wind River comprises 3,532.010 sq […]

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Playing God *****

  Did you ever wonder when a national catastrophe occcurs, how does the government decide who gets compensated and for how much? Director Karin Jurshick has made a […]

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Phantom Thread (Der Seidene Faden) *****

It is London in 1955, and in the opening scene a young woman sitting in a brocade armchair smiles happily to her unseen interviewer. There is a golden […]

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Das Leben ist ein Fest (La sens de la fȇte) ****

This could be called “One day in the life of Max.” Wedding planner Max (Bacri) is used to unexpected catastrophes and unreliable participants. But the nuptials of Pierre […]

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Maze Runner: Die Auswerwählten in der Todeszone (Maze Runner: The Death Cure)*****

Being a connoisseur of action packed films, this one is full of good surprises. When you think you have reached the pinnacle of the mountain, the film will […]

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Criminal Squad (Den of Thieves)

(Two reviews: **Christine, ****Geysa) Criminal Squad (Den of Thieves) ** Los Angeles, the bank robbery capital of the world, is where Nick Flanagan (Butler) is head of the […]

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Licht (Mademoiselle Paradis, Light) ****

Losing her sight in childhood, Maria Theresia (Dragus) is an 18-year-old musical prodigy celebrated and active in Viennese society. Understandably, the ivory keys and her vocal cords are […]

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The Shape of Water: Das Flüstern des Wassers (The Shape of Water) *****

What is the shape of water? Why, love, loss, and a monster. And pliability, of course. Guillermo del Toro, director- co-writer (with Vanessa Taylor) confidently weaves a magical, […]

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Luna ****

What a peaceful, harmonious beginning. Jakob and his wife Julia drive with their 17-year-old daughter Luna (Vicari) and her younger sister Lena to their isolated, lakeside summer cabin. […]

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Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri *****

Mildred Hayes is driving along the forlorn country road which leads to her home. She stops, gets out of her car and looks up at three billboards standing […]

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Beach Rats **

On the cusp of adulthood, Frankie (Dickinson’s performance is balanced) is finding it hard accepting responsibility, and sexuality. Now summertime, he holes up in his basement bedroom examining […]

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Anne Clark – I´ll Walk Out Into Tomorrow ****

Director Claus Withopf is very familiar with Anne Clark, who is popular in Germany and claims Rilke, along with Japanese Haiku, as the succinct poetry she aspires to […]

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Wonder (Wunder) *****

Steven Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) directs R.J. Palacio’s same-titled 2012 children book about overcoming a disability, inspired by a personal incident and Wonder, Natalie Merchant’s […]

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On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honjya) **1/2 / ****

Famous actress Younghee (Kim) flees her native Korea after an affair with a married man becomes public. Surprisingly Younghee’s chosen place of exile is a wintery Hamburg where […]

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Wonder Wheel ***1/2

Woody Allen’s period drama brings viewers weirdly right back to the childhood home of Alvy Singer, the narrator of his 1977 hit Annie Hall. In Wonder Wheel, Ginny […]

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