• The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    I guess, I have to make sacrifices to the router more often!

  • The Wandering Earth

    The Wandering Earth

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I always thought the stakes in most science fiction movies were too low. Surviving a xenomorph attack on a freighter in space? Easy! Saving human civilization by building giant boats to outride a global flood? Pah! Setting another planet on fire to save earth from breaking apart is my new benchmark for problem solving while facing catastrophe.

  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    Watching this during an actual pandemic is hella weird! There are scenes in which people in the streets wear masks and somehow this makes this movie from 2018 much more relatable to me than everything that came out in 2020 or 2021. Seeing the first one a few years back, I thought no government would conduct bonkers and destined-to-fail experiments like the maze-thing on kids to cure a sickness. Now, being governed by people who literally sentence kids and their…

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    More movies should shout their title into my face every chance it gets so I don't forget it.

  • Soul

    Soul

    What seems like a heartwarming tale about purpose in life only works if you assume a mechanical, very American view of the afterlife and metaphysics in general. The idea, that a soul has to put in work to be completed, has to graduate from some program and fit into the mould some bureaucrats decided on to earn the right to live, is deeply capitalist, ableist and authoritarian. I don't think it's good to embed these ideas into a child's mind…

  • Wolfwalkers

    Wolfwalkers

    The narrative of Wolfwalkers has its weaknesses. It is way simpler as in the previous movies by Tomm Moore and doesn't provide as much points to connect with to me personally. It is still remarkably beautiful and has this distinct smoothness and Irish iconography I adore so much.

  • Guns Akimbo

    Guns Akimbo

    This is bad, but not in a good way.

  • Nimic

    Nimic

    I just love how weird human relationships become once you start looking at them through the eyes of Yorgos Lanthimos.

  • Men Show Movies & Women Their Breasts

    Men Show Movies & Women Their Breasts

    This is an okay movie which deals with gender roles and clichés. The elaborate setup of a director handing over their identity at an event to make a movie feels a bit wasted on the narrative. I expected more interaction between the actors and the actual people at Cannes to reveal their biases and misogynist attitudes. Instead, everything actually dealing with sexist notions of the film industry is completely fictional and written beforehand. This is a bit disappointing.

  • 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.