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  • Return of the Jedi
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Shawshank Redemption

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  • The Omen

    ★★½

  • The Rescue

    ★★★★

  • High Noon

    ★★★★

  • Step Brothers

    ★★

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  • The Omen

    The Omen

    ★★½

    Compared to the other horror classic we got in the 70s called The Exorcist, the creep factor here is relatively mild. There is a highly punchable demon kid, some pretty freaky deaths and Gregory Peck's star power, which carries the film. Without him, this would barely be worth mentioning today. Another plus are the locations like the Italian graveyard or Jerusalem, which make for some atmosphere. Totally respectable what this film accomplished for its time but if you see it for the first time today you won't be losing any sleep.

  • The Rescue

    The Rescue

    ★★★★

    Even if you heard the news back in 2018 and know the basics, this documentary about getting 13 kids out of an over flooded Thai cave is unbelievably engaging. The focus is on the rescuers, an unlikely bunch of every day guys who just happen to be into cave diving. How meticulously the film switches between actual footage from the rescue mission and re-enacted scenes is basically unnoticeable and perfectly crafted. The details make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Incredibly fascinating and moving. The faces of those kids and their mothers waiting outside stay with you for a very long time.

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★½

    Few films from the 80s have aged as gracefully as this one. The production design and special effects still look amazing, the atmosphere still takes you to the ever-rainy, always-dark LA, even now that we're actually past the year the film takes place in. Neither action-packed nor particularly fast, the film excels in execution and world-building, the audience buying every moment of it. The showdown and the (final cut's) ending just floor you. A genre masterpiece.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★½

    Especially the first half of the film perfectly captures those beautiful, exciting summers of youth, including crushes, swimming and unforgettable experiences, here set in gorgeous Italy. The uncertainty and doubt of the beginning crush between a teenage boy and an adult man is much more interesting than their ultimate acting on it. Here's where the film could have been a tad shorter in the second half. It ultimately does come around with the incredibly touching reaction of the father and…