Bram Ruiter

Bram Ruiter

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Rough thoughts only. I make films. I make ambient music.

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  • Gamer

    Gamer

    “Pistachio butter... they make that?”
    “It’s awesome.”

    Technically Rollerball (McTiernan) for the Xbox 360/PS3 era made by people who grew up on 90s cereal ads and those early days PS2 commercials. So gleefully repugnant/hideous, there’s nothing like it. Spotted a ton of rolling shutter issues which seemed like a styllistic choice: the technology is unable to keep up with the pace. But then, I don’t know if the Red One had a rolling shutter. Ugly movie, great film.

  • Resident Evil: Afterlife

    Resident Evil: Afterlife

    Its broken images are even more apparent on Blu Ray. Had the best time talking through it with a friend. We also watched half of Constantine to round off our A Perfect Circle double bill. Both movies are straight-up incredible.

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  • Good Time

    Good Time

    About perpetually making the worst possible choice, tangling others into a web of mistakes, and yet only seeing one’s own ill-advised outcome as the ultimate goal, showing no remorse for the fate of those who tag along.

    Good Time has the exact same qualities and pitfalls as the Safdie’s feature-length debut. Its meandering structure has something very appealing, forming the kind of short distance road movie that they do really well. Safdie’s put their character in a situation and figure…

  • Still Processing

    Still Processing

    You’ve made something truly magnificent here, Sophy. It kinda flew past me the first time, just missing me by an inch. I don’t think it was the film, but probably the conditions in which I watched it. It happens, sometimes. In its absence it stuck with me and grew in significance. Watching it tonight, I’m entirely floored in a way only your films are able to floor me. Thank you. And thank you Will and thank you Devan.