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    One thing I always liked about Tim Curry's Pennywise was that he looked like a regular clown at first glance, but soon made you realize the evil lurking beneath the surface. He could change between being funny and creepy in an instant, sometimes being both simultaneously. Bill Skarsgård's Pennywise is completely different, but that's a good decision. Instead of trying to copy an iconic performance he gives us a completely new take on Pennywise.

    There's never a doubt that he…

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon


    One obvious comparison to "The Neon Demon" certainly is Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" which also deals with a young woman caught up in the competition of the showbiz world and which also dwells in the middle ground between art and trash film. While the main character in "Black Swan" sincerely struggles for perfection as an artist, Refn seems less interested in the characters here who mainly serve to fulfill specific roles in an absurdly twisted satire about the superficiality and…

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  • Sleepers



    I hadn't seen this film since the 90s and I'm quite surprised by the twisted sense of morality it tries to sell to its audience. It attempts to justify the murder of a person as something positive because that person had committed heinous acts himself. Of course the desire for revenge is understandable on a human level, especially for abuse victims, but reacting to a crime by taking someone's life can never be a legitimate option. It ignores basic moral…

  • Radio Flyer

    Radio Flyer


    Directed by Richard Donner ("The Goonies") and written by David Mickey Evans ("The Sandlot") this film has a similar tone and focus on childhood fantasy and friendship on one level, but is also a whole lot darker on another, dealing with physical child abuse inside the family.

    Although tonally uneven this combination of two contrasting layers actually works quite well for me for large parts of the film where you see the situation being dealt with from a child's point…

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  • The Damned

    The Damned


    Visconti's "The Damned" is a drastic demonstration of the negation of any morality and its replacement with complete self-centeredness on the example of industrial elites cooperating with the rising Nazi party in Germany of the early 30s.

    Almost everyone in this film is acting out of pure self-interest, greed, lust or hunger for power. The capitalists have become complicit with the Nazis, having used them to get rid of the political Left, and are now part of a system that…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project


    "The Florida Project" is both a film about the daily struggles at the bottom of society right in front of Disney World and a film about the wonders of childhood.

    I love how its joyfulness sets a constrast to the harsh circumstances these people are living in so that you, like young Moonee, at first don't realize the full seriousness of the situation. Moonee and her friends enjoy the summer, roam around freely in the surroundings, fool around and play…