Monthly Archives: November 2015

Bridge of Spies (2015)

8/10 The new Spielberg. A true story of New York lawyer James Donovan who defended a Russian spy at court and then covertly traveled to East Berlin to facilitate an exchange of prisoners. He is constantly tested, first by the … Continue reading

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Alan W. Watts – The Wisdom of Insecurity (1951)

150 p. About philosophy, religion and science. I am not often a consumer of esoteric, metaphysical or religious writing, but this book was whole-heartedly recommended to me and I decided to take a look. I googled the author Alan Watts … Continue reading

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The Night Before (2015)

6.5/10 Three friends set out on their yearly tradition to party at Christmas eve, looking for that one magical party they could never find. They all struggle with some problems in their lives, and the drugs-fueled night becomes a dream … Continue reading

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Incendies (2010)

8.5/10 When twins Jeanne and Simon Marwan hear the last will of their mother, they discover that they have a lost brother in the Middle East. They track the traces of their mother’s life to find the brother and fulfill … Continue reading

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Carlo Collodi – The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883)

6/10 An odd choice for a book to read? Let’s find out. The end of the 19th century was a curious time for European literature. As a sort of backslash against the harsh growing industrialism that consumed the forests and … Continue reading

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Enemy (2013)

7.5/10 A psychological thriller about identity with unnatural plot elements. Professor Adam Bell leads a rather empty life and has a rather held-back personality. One day, he discovers some strange clues about his existence. Some minor spoilers. Enemy opens with … Continue reading

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Jack Vance – Night Lamp (1996)

8/10 Before reading a Jack Vance novel, there are some things you need to know. First, don’t read them for the plot. Vance re-uses the same pulpy storylines all the time. Quickly summarized, a young man is being wronged by … Continue reading

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