• Nope

    Nope

    Obsessed. This film has been lingering on my mind so I couldn‘t wait to see it again.

    On 2nd viewing this is a much more layered film than I experienced the first time. The whole scenery and setting is so simple (only a handful of characters interacting on a handful of set pieces) but every idea is played out to full effect. For every twist you get multiple layers of subtext, every genre trope is flipped on its head in…

  • Day Shift

    Day Shift

    Solid popcorn action comedy. Old school to how formulaic it feels but it still works well because it‘s backed by good action craft and star power.

  • Not Okay

    Not Okay

    Loved it. Entertaining and heartfelt satire about how the influencer idea doesn‘t really do good for anybody. They could‘ve gotten way more cynical but I appreciate the direction they went into.


    Zoe Deutch and Mis Isaac are both amazing.

  • Nope

    Nope

    One of the most challenging, meaningful and at the same time fun & entertaining films I’ve seen in a while. I got a thing for alien/UFO movies and this is not what I expected but everything I’ve ever wanted.

    While Get Out was more about american psychology and Us was about sociology, Nope seems to be american culture as a whole.

    We are all brought up to be addicts of spectacle that brings out the worst in us. Entertainment has become…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    5th watch…some films sound good on paper, but get ruined by the execution. Some sound bad on paper but turn in to magic once they‘re realized. This film is the latter. Just pure cinematic pleasure to see these actors talk and move through these spaces, images and sounds. The details define this film as so rewatchable for me.

  • Pleasure

    Pleasure

    A tight and intense film that makes a lot out of limited resources. I was suprised this was actually more about the entertainment industry and american capitalism as opposed to porn as a medium. In my opinion it only dipped into the toes of discussing the latter and doesn‘t leave any well rounded insights. Instead you get a really well crafted rise-and-fall story.

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    Badass. Love that studio executives greenlit this vision on such a big scale and this unique movie came out of it. I imagine this was a hard movie to pitch, direct and market. The meta concept feels really cohesive and never drifts off into being too silly or too serious. Brilliant directing.

    Drew Godard is an awesome director. Would love to get to see more by him.

  • Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    What a stunning portrait of a young artist searching for her creative voice and for her identity. A true coming of age story.
    Unexpectedly made me tear up a bunch of times. Even though I didn‘t know a lot about Billy beforehand, the documentary created an emotional connection to her that felt really profound.

    There‘s one scene where Billie meets her childhood hero Justin Bieber for the first time and suddenly starts breaking down crying in his arms. That moment really floored me.

  • Us

    Us

    First and third act in this are spectacular on all levels. The second act is really tedious though. Nothing interesting happens there, the comedy/action/horror blends into a weird vibe that feels like nothing and there are tons of missed opportunities to play around with this world that was so well set up before.

    The double Shyamalan-esque twist in the end doesn‘t really make sense and is definetly made more to be enjoyed than to be thought about, so it works.

    Conceptually I still really love this. Peele is a master at combining world building with storytelling POVs.

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    Rewatched with director‘s commentary.

  • Margin Call

    Margin Call

    Terrific film. Actually one of the underrated masterpieces of the 2010s. This is exactly what I‘m into right now. Stripped down, detailed, nuanced filmmaking that moves, excites and entertains.

    90% of this film is made up of talking heads in offices spaces but still this film has so much interesting direction and cinematography to offer.

    Watched because I got recommended a scene of this film on YouTube that worked so well on its own. Having now seen the film, there are multiple shots and scenes that work brilliantly as standalone pieces.

  • Only the Brave

    Only the Brave

    Amazing film somewhere between popcorn flick and a solid drama with an interesting setting. It‘s really american in every aspect but through the unexpected ending, it earns a heaviness that I didn‘t see coming. Without knowing the real story behind this, the finale captivated me through complete emotional ambivalence. The film is also filled with interesting and effective directing choices.

    Now having seen all Kosinski‘s feature at least once, I can say that I loved almost all of them. One of my favorite big budget directors.