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  • Nightcap

    ★★★★

  • The Karate Kid Part III

  • The Color of Lies

    ★★★

  • Seeds of the Fall

    ★★★½

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  • Nightcap

    Nightcap

    ★★★★

    Upper middle class families and their secrets...

    Fascinating slow burner with Isabelle Huppert as the cold calculating stepmom. In Chabrol style, it all looks pretty mundane. Until the cracks appear.

  • The Karate Kid Part III

    The Karate Kid Part III

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm all for giving some leeway to films where I'm obviously not part of the target audience, but even compared to the second one this took a nosedive. The story remains the same: Daniel again has to prove that he knows the true meaning of karate against an aggressive dumbass. New love interest, new training (you'd think he actually retains something but at the start he is again as helpless as in the first film), new tournament. Obviously not all…

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  • RED

    RED

    ★★★

    Decent enough for a big budget action blockbuster. Helen Mirren with guns is just plain fun for the novelty, and together with John Malkovich she stands out in this all-star cast.

    Storywise it is nothing spectacular, but I wasn't expecting it to be. Not every film needs to be gourmet dining. A Big Mac can also be enjoyable from time to time.

  • Malmkrog

    Malmkrog

    ★★★½

    An Eastern European 3+ hour film featuring people around a dinner table discussing morality and religion. I would love to have been in the room when the idea was first pitched.

    There is something strange about this film. The complete lack of action is a feature, yet I could not stop watching. I lost the thread of the conversation a few times, but kept getting sucked back in. Everything is filmed in long, static shots (the director making sure the…