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  • Ma' Rosa

    Ma' Rosa

    ★★★★

    Ma´Rosa is a woman around 35,40 who lives with her uselsess husband and 4 children in a slum in Manila. There, she probably belongs to the rather well situated people because she is having a house. She sells all kinds of things, legal and illegal. One day there is a house search and drugs are being found which leads to her and her husbands arrest. I expected her to be sent to prison forever but things go different ways on…

  • Perfumed Nightmare

    Perfumed Nightmare

    ★★★½

    watched this rather accidentally and realised only after a little while that this is the sequel to "Turumba" which I have seen 2 years ago.

    It´s rather some kind of a potpourri of everyday life scenes in the 1970s in the Philippines with explanations and personal stories given by the director Kidlat Tahimik.
    There is a brutal scene, where 8-12 year old boys are being circumsized.
    Also, there are scenes of the easter processions. I have been on Marinduque in…

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  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    I appreciate Wim Wenders for his fine feeling for atmosphere and his talent for character studies. If you are willing to engage with his slow pace you will be rewarded with a great story, excellent actors, a quiet but intense and very atmospheric and emotionally touching movie about relationships between two brothers, a child and his parents, his foster parents and the lost love. Sometimes it´s pretty funny too.
    In the beginning one doesn´t know, if the movie might turn…

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    Since 1995 I saw Pulp Fiction a few times in synchronization. I remember how surprised I was, that John Travolta is actually a good actor. Also I like Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman. With every further sighting I loved Pulp Fiction at least as much then the first time or maybe it gets better over time, since there are so many bad movies and movies that try to copy Pulp Fiction or develop it further – without…