Julian Wels

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  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★½

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

    I loved almost all of the episodes. Especially those that focused on single matches were extremely captivating. The emotions and thoughts behind each move were conveyed purely through nuanced gestures and facial expressions. It was really impressive!

    But the thing is, I was very sure they were going for a character ark, where Beth has to break free of her destructive loop of winning chess matches and dulling her senses with drugs.

    I was expecting that she would come to…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Sadly the few things that I liked got mixed up in the rest of this messy and somewhat unfocused movie.

    For instance, Pedro Pascal plays Maxwell Lord really well; I liked his character, in the beginning, a lot. But throughout the movie, he's becoming more and more erratic and looses so much depth with it. In the end, the movie had to spell out his motivation, lucky for me, I guess because I wouldn't have understood it otherwise.

    But hey:…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★½

    So the good stuff first: I really liked the style and animation of the afterlife / the life before. It was such a cool and exciting visual aesthetic they created that I was bummed out that so little of the movie actually takes place there. I especially loved how the Jerrys and Terry were animated as well as their personalities. Also, they kinda resemble the macOS finder Icon a little haha

    Buuut, I'm actually quite disappointed with the story and…

  • Frozen II

    Frozen II

    ★★★

    Frozen 2 looks beautiful! Every shot could be an artwork of its own. The colors, the materials, the shots, as well as effects and costumes - I was stunned throughout the film, and it made it worth watching in the cinema. (I didn't watch it in 3D and didn't see any reason why, except for missing out on wearing plastic glasses.)

    Also, most songs were pretty good. "Into the Unknown," which is, in a sense, the "Let it go" of…