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  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter


    Still my guilty pleasure

  • The Road

    The Road


    I don't really get why The Road has been recommended to me multiple times. It lacks in motivation and therefore is boring for the most part, not counting in a few semi-intense scenes. There is so little emotion, so little desire and so little conflict in this movie, only a kid begging his father to do things while he doesn't want any of them. Besides this kid who is 'good' and innocent just because of its childish nature, no event…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame


    I can't believe how lazy this was.

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall


    If it wasn't for the badly aged effects, the cringy acting and the meaninglessness of death, Total Recall could've been a timeless masterpiece in its own genre. But the way it is it's just a very entertaining film that misses the potential to tell a unique and thought provoking story.

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    I can't see how this is a good movie in any way... It lacks in plot and characters - I really had no idea why I should've cared about any of them. And to all the people calling out the "fantastic" fight sequences - yes, they were well choreographed, but that actually is a no-brainer for such a movie. Just because there is films out there with terribly edited fights doesn't mean that the absence of this kind of flaw…

  • The Hurt Locker

    The Hurt Locker


    Although The Hurt Locker's scenes and characters all appear pretty simple in their construction, the film manages to find a high level of intensity. It doesn't follow a straight dramaturgic line but feels a little episodic instead, as the protagonists have to prove oneselves in one situation after another. During that we dive deeper into their psyches and how war affects them instead of seeing major character changes.

    But as the events unroll themselves, we also see some kind of…

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt


    The crazy thing about this is that actually every single character acts reasonable. The film makes you empathize with Lucas a lot, which leads to a lot of anger against his plaintiffs, but if you take a step back they all go through relatable emotions and thoughts as well. I wish the film had made this more clear, but at the same time it is amazing how great the protagonist carried me and that of course at least partially is…

  • Bubba Ho-tep

    Bubba Ho-tep

    To say it in the films words, it is a huge peace of dogshit that no one needs. Jeez...

    One star for the choice of music, though.

  • Constantine



    When I found out that Constantine is crafted by the director of The Hunger Games, I was a bit surprised. Considering he also crafted I am Legend, this impression got relativised.

    Constantine is a mostly insubstantial film that tries to overcompensate its lack of motivation and thoughtthroughness via a ton of mostly good-looking visual effects. Yet the inflationary use of close-up and dutch angle shots completely prevented any possible camera-crafted nuance. The film simply sets style above all, but not…

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals


    It's films like this that restore my faith in storytelling.

  • Us



    Us brings incredibly beautiful music and a wonderful montage together. The whole look and style of this horror film is amazing, be it cinematography, costumes, editing, lighting, sound design, or musical choice. Jordan Peele manages to stick to his artistic influence on his work, which is especially outstanding because I get the impression that horror movies oftentimes have a lack in that.
    Also the story seems to be not only original, it's also well-written. The cast simply nails it. Lupita…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel


    First off: I LOVE Brie Larson, she is such a stunning actress. Yet she couldn't convince me of the MCU's newest heroine. Her acting felt mediocre, which might be the fault of an edit that cuts to her face for a reaction shot whenever possible. But yet her lines oftentimes were super unauthentic, as if Marvel was making a few steps back into a direction where gags meant more than anything else. Yes, I get that the character can't really…