John Spartan

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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Heat
  • Pulp Fiction

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  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

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  • A Quiet Place Part II

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  • Audition

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  • The Tomorrow War

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  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

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    Community-Hausaufgabe โ€œDie Taschendiebinโ€ mit Corie

    The perfect warm up for the upcoming Asia-Weekend.

    Inspired by the novel "Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters, Park Chan-Wook easily delivered one of the best thrillers of the last twenty years with The Handmaiden for me personally. In 1930s Japan-occupied Korea, the young pickpocket Sook-hee teamed up with the impostor Fujiwara to deprive the rich Japanese heiress Hideko of her fortune. You shouldn't know more about the plot if you've never seen the film before.

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  • Once Upon a Timeโ€ฆ in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Timeโ€ฆ in Hollywood

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

    Tarantino Rewatch: Chapter 10

    Once Upon a Timeโ€ฆ in Hollywood the fourth. It's amazing how the film just gets better with every new rewatch, it has meanwhile become an absolute feel-good film for me. I love Tarantino's ninth work.

    It doesn't bother me at all that the film doesn't tell a real story. Because it doesn't have to. Once Upon a Timeโ€ฆ in Hollywood lives from its fantastic world, its mood, its images, its music, its vibes. It's Tarantino's lookโ€ฆ

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  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Space Jam: A New Legacy

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    What a failure. Unfortunately, the trailer already suggested it, but somehow I still had one last glimmer of hope ๐Ÿ˜‚. The first Space Jam may not be an outstanding film either, but it definitely has a few good moments, a cool soundtrack and is somehow likeable.

    Space Jam: A New Legacy , on the other hand, is more like a two-hour round trip across the entire Warner Bros film universe. The Looney Tunes have of course made fun of variousโ€ฆ

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

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    Unfortunately, I couldn't quite share the hype about the first part back then. It's actually a shame, because the basic idea was pretty cool and offered plenty of potential for a very interesting horror thriller with a sci-fi influence. The famous "suspension of disbelief" didn't work completely for me in this case, there were just a little too many moments and elements that kept tearing me out. In addition, I would have liked to see more of the world andโ€ฆ

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

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    Finally. The first blockbuster after the corona lockdown. After all that time I was really happy to visit a movie theater again and watch such a big new film like this one... I had a good time, but after the credits I drove home with very mixed feelings.

    One thing is for sure, it is definitely a typical Nolan film. You can see and feel his handwriting the entire time. Yes, the basic idea the and whole concept are reallyโ€ฆ

  • The Tomorrow War

    The Tomorrow War

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    You shouldn't take The Tomorrow War too seriously, nor should you question too much about the film. The story is not exactly the smartest and some decisions by one or the other character can cause frowns, and you have to overlook various logic gaps.

    But that's not as negative as it might sound at first, because if you can overlook it, you get a thoroughly entertaining sci-fi blockbuster, which is, despite its 138 minutes run length, especially convincing in termsโ€ฆ