Kristen Ankiewicz

I work in technology, and in my spare time I write and make art. I like dark and arty movies.

Favorite films

  • Happy Accidents
  • The Shining
  • Alien
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

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  • The Fountain

    ★★★½

  • Waiting for Guffman

    ★★½

  • Manhunter

    ★★★★

  • Red Dragon

    ★★★

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  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

    A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

    ★★★★

    Farmageddon is basically a claymation version of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, complete with cute kid alien and scrappy kid friends. I only have two complaints. There were some non-claymation style animations a few times, which I found distracting. Also, the only words I heard throughout were when songs were playing, which broke me out of the flow. Aside from that, it was very cute and funny.

    See it for the clever sci-fi references, solid story, and all the slapstick and silliness you'd expect from Shaun the Sheep.

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    In the 1979 horror sci-fi classic, people on the remote towing spaceship Nostromo are terrorized by an alien monster. Fantastically weird sets and alien design by Swiss artist H.R. Giger establish a truly creeptastic environment.

    This first of the franchise is sometimes called “Truckers in Space”. Everyone is there to finish a job and collect the money. The second movie in the franchise, Aliens, is “Soldiers in Space”. Alien is the slightly better movie because the characters are more nuanced…

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  • The Thirteenth Floor

    The Thirteenth Floor

    ­­­­­Sci-fi what’s real and what’s virtual schlock. This movie is entertaining enough and beautifully filmed, but somewhat generic and slow-moving in parts. The major issue is that the protagonist (Craig Bierko) and his pouty girlfriend-type (Gretchen Mol) are horrendously boring. The side characters are much more interesting. Vincent D’Onofrio plays one of the main side characters. He plays the virtual reality operator in the modern reality, and a dangerous bartender in the 1930’s reality. Armin Mueller-Stahl is excellent as the father of the system.

    See it if there’s nothing better on.

  • The Moustache

    The Moustache

    La Moustache is an interesting take on modern existentialism. The soundtrack is beautiful. I liked the movie, though I never figured out what really happened. It reminded me of Memory of a Killer, a Belgian movie about a hitman suffering the beginning stages of Alzheimer's.

    See it for the absurdity.