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  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again

    Laverne Cox is a fucking goddess! This adaptation suffers from lack of atmosphere due to the tv-aesthetics here, though. It‘s still okay, but the 1975-Version has way more gravitas.

  • Whip It

    Whip It

    I like this movie. It is by no means perfect, but I always come back to it as a comfort watch. There is something about the energy in this film, that always manages to lift my spirits. Also, the cast is just awesome.

  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space

    So, they took this very atmospheric story and turned it into The Thing without the flame throwers. I very much prefer the German adaptation Die Farbe.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    Well, this is a very aesthetic movie, but it‘s not a very good horror movie. Is it a horror movie? It sure uses a lot of typical horror movie tropes and structure. That made it pretty predictable. The splatter looked cheap and felt misplaced at times. It feels like someone tried to make a horror movie who has a superficial knowledge of and love for horror. I felt almost nothing watching this, there was barely any atmosphere. Meh.

  • Rebooted

    Rebooted

    A nice little treat for fans of old fashioned movie making, claymation, animatronics and Ray Harryhausen.

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

    It's Such a Beautiful Day

    „And the world is clumsy and beautiful and new. […] And his bath mats are gorgeous.“

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    I love how A Quiet Place utilizes ASL as its main language. The characters could have been worked out a bit more meaningful and distinctive. I didn't actually care for them. It's a small miracle this movie is nevertheless pretty damn scary when their lives are threatened. A pretty good horror flick!

  • Prospect

    Prospect

    Prospect has a few neat ideas and visuals, but the characters are underdeveloped, the references to American gold rush feel a bit old and I am missing some ethical discussion of whether or not it is okay to harvest living beings on an alien planet for financial profit. I have a soft spot for sci-fi that deals with cultural shifts in a space-faring civilization, though.

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    Saw this with 5 friends. 1 quit after an hour, 2 quit after 2 hours. During the last hour, 1 started doing some work on his computer and I fell asleep. This movie should have been about 120 minutes shorter.

  • Yesterday

    Yesterday

    Not a bad movie, but could‘ve been more about music, I guess.

  • Workingman's Death

    Workingman's Death

    I‘m torn. Workingman‘s Death confronts me with realities of work I never considered or realized existed before, although they are parts of the foundation of my lifestyle in a western, industrialized country. The occupations, living conditions and lives presented are interesting and even surreal. The camera work is aesthetically pleasing, to say the least. On the other hand, the film presents these from a western, partly paternalistic perspective. The story telling is based on othering these occupations and people. A…

  • Till the End of the World

    Till the End of the World

    A very conscious, sensitive approach to the relationship of a girl and her father. Alcoholism is often portrait by showing raw aggression, physical violence and total absence of self-reflection. Till the End of the World focuses on the dilemma of loving, hating and fearing a close relative at the same time, the erratic behavior and mental deterioration emerging from alcoholism. Linde van der Storm's acting is always on point and absolutely phenomenal.