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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    Currently the most visually appealing movie I've seen since I was born.

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★½

    The Final Cut.

  • A Man Called Ove

    A Man Called Ove

    ★★

    Tydligen kvalar provocerande oprovocerande svenskt publikfrieri in som härligt exotisk independentfilm på en hipsterbio i Prag.

  • Life, Animated

    Life, Animated

    ★★★

    Some genuinely touching moments and spellbinding animated sequences, but the stilted direction and editing makes me feel disconnected from any reality.

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    ★★★★★

    I could watch this film again right now. I don’t remember thinking that since I was a child.

  • Clouds of Sils Maria

    Clouds of Sils Maria

    ★★★½

    I love to hang out in this universe, even though Kristen Stewart's "cool" act is amazingly annoying at times.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★½

    Kinda like Star Wars (1977), but nice-looking and aimed at adults.

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★

    Sure, it's your right to make 2-3 masterpieces and spend the rest of your career making passable entertainment in form of slapstick film school experiments with dialogue not even remotely resembling real life. I just don't see why you would.

  • She Monkeys

    She Monkeys

    ★★★½

    A pretty interesting look at power, violence, instinct, puberty, sex, gender and other fun stuff.

  • Dope

    Dope

    ★★★½

    Dangling between heartwarming and annoyingly quirky.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★

    I love a good action film. As an attempt at some sort of credibility, I'll mention Fast Five (2011), The Raid: Redemption (2011) and Dredd (2012) as examples of recent action films I love that some would consider "dumb".

    But since this film was released, I've come to understand that my view of what constitutes good action is different from those of 98% of both critics and mainstream audiences. I want the camera work and editing to help me understand…

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    Every once in a while you get to discover a director who really has their shit together. Who makes something that requires months and months of thought and hard work look easy. It Follows uses a simple concept in a subtle, intelligent and imaginative way, while managing to bring out relatable teenage interactions sprinkled with nightmarish images. Awesome, subdued cinematography. Haunting score. Great attention to detail.

    I’m glad I watched this despite the brutally dumbed-down trailer.