Daniel Morawitz

Daniel Morawitz

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Filmmaker and Filmlover. 


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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

    I will never understand how someone could not like these films. Watching this in a cinema was a revelatory experience. Bar none, one of my happiest cinema going experiences ever. A 3 1/2 hour mammoth of a film, that never felt draining or badly paced for a second. Quite the opposite, I didn’t want it to end. 

    Watching these films at home was always a special occasion for me, but I’ve never ever seen them in an auditorium. Watching the images…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    Uncut Gems is a turning point for me. Its the film that will decide if we can be friends or not. Its the film that will have an ever lasting impact on my filmmaking and how I approach filmmaking. What the Safdies have done here is nothing short of a miracle. Uncut Gems is a one in a liftetime film, it only comes around every 5 years or so. The last film that managed to do that- where I felt…

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  • Brotherhood

    Brotherhood

    ★★★

    A short film that worked much better for its formal layers than its emotional complexity. A bit preposterous but nevertheless hard to look away from.

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★★★

    Absolutely fantastic action cinema, featuring the Wachowskis at top tier formal form, orchestrating a multi million dollar extravaganza that works on every possible audiovisual level. This is what blockbuster cinema should be like: excessive, incoherent but ambitious, full of kinetic movement and dedication to the craft. Imagine featuring dirty early 2000s techno over your already overwhelming action set pieces, it culminates to one having a huge grin on the face, tapping your feet on the ground and just being fully…

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  • Pieces of a Woman

    Pieces of a Woman

    ★★★★

    Most intense first 30 minutes I‘ve seen in a long long time. Absolutely gut-wrenching and anxiety inducing. The film is extremely well constructed, its emotional layers build upon the previous. This emotional complexity is only strengthened by the long uninterrupted takes, which showcases impeccable directing, blocking and acting. 

    Kirby is a revelation as is Burstyn. LaBeouf is extremely brave in this one. A tad bit too conventional at the end.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★

    Messy but gorgeous. The worlds, the creatures, the characters- it just brings me back to that time where blockbusters had charm and imagination. Sure, the fanservice is annoying and out of place but thats to be expected, I think every movie from the Disney era introduced at least a few nostalgia bait moments. This movie got me at certain parts, I honestly got teary eyed not gonna lie. I just wish it was held together better by a stronger plot-…