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  • Darkman

    Darkman

    ★★★

    Watched on Blu-Ray

    After making a name for himself with the first two Evil Dead films, director Sam Raimi had finally arrived in Hollywood with the comic adaptation "Darkman". Many years before the establishment of the incredibly successful Spider-Man series, Raimi's films stood for a successful mix of horror, action and crazy comedy. Raimi has never taken himself too seriously in his work and remains true to himself and his style with "Darkman". In a good mood due to his…

  • Talaash

    Talaash

    ★★★

    Watched on Netflix

    I guess classic thrillers and crime thrillers are rare in Bollywood. And even though "Talaash" slightly alienates the genres with melodrama, supernatural and other elements, this is still a relatively straightforward contribution. It is about the search for a murderer, the solving of a crime. Good old school, so to speak. Director Reema Kagti wrote the script with her good friend Zoya Akhtar - and since she is known to have the best connections in Bollywood, the…

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    Watched on Netflix

    He gave us Children of Men, one of the most exciting dystopias of all time. He gave us the best Harry Potter movie. And now Alfonso Cuarón gives us his most personal work so far. Roma is nothing but pure life in 2 hours 14 minutes of concentrated form.

    The film breathes authenticity from every pore. Almost documentary and in astonishing technical and visual brilliance, Cuarón portrays the everyday life of two housemaids in 1970's Mexico. Their…

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★½

    Watched in the cinema

    Well, first of all, I didn't hate Guy Ritchie's live-action version of Aladdin. But I didn't like it very much either.

    Princess Jasmine and the Genie are by far the best about this colorful reinterpretation, which is story-wise and in some scenes also staged very much like the cartoon from 1992, but above all in the characterization of the well-known characters it offers interesting and sometimes really misguided paths.

    Jasmine is staged here just as intelligently…