Nils Gollersrud

There's so much great and trash cinema out there and I want to see most of it

Favorite films

  • On the Silver Globe
  • Knock Off
  • Brief Crossing
  • The Cranes Are Flying

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  • Garm Wars: The Last Druid

    ★★½

  • Pussy Talk

    ★★★½

  • In the Basement

    ★★★

  • Undine

    ★★★

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

    Warning: The following review contains spoilers and is extremely long, featuring an intensive analysis of the film, rambling rants about the sequel trilogy, and a heavy stream of consciousness. Please read at your own discretion and time.

    Oh boy, where to begin?

    From the very opening, it is clear how much of a mess this film is. After hastily introducing complex narrative developments in a brief title crawl that raises more questions than the film can properly answer, the action…

  • On the Silver Globe

    On the Silver Globe

    ★★★★★

    Every once in a while, I witness a film that leaves a lasting impression that resonates in my mind and soul far beyond the couple hours spent in front of a screen and makes me rethink my life's purpose and my place in the universe. On the Silver Globe is one of those rare films, a transcendent piece of cinema that defies its own form of image and sound, a deeply profound spiritual experience that is both human yet something…

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  • Garm Wars: The Last Druid

    Garm Wars: The Last Druid

    ★★½

    Honestly no idea what I just watched. Something about Garms, Druids, Briga, and a mystical dog called a Gula? It's kind of impressive how they managed to cram what should be at least 3-4 hours of a story into just under 90 minutes-I don't think I've ever seen such rushed, sparse storytelling in a film before. Anyways, there's some really stunning images in here even if the CGI isn't always very good, just really striking production and costume design, and the visual imagination at least keeps this watchable where the storytelling makes absolutely no sense.

  • Ennio: The Maestro

    Ennio: The Maestro

    ★★★★½

    Really loved this! Very impressive documentary from the comprehensive overview of Morricone's life and music (this even features a segment on The Sicilian Clan which makes me so happy) to the masterful emotional storytelling of Morricone reflecting on his life and his collaborators and friends reflecting on his legacy.

    Full review here

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★½

    Why'd ya spill yer beans?

    A delirious trip of a film that evokes a sense of time and place just as much as it crafts a distorting temporal and spatial setting. Pattinson and Defoe are both captivating, the latter in particular delivering deliciously stormy monologues and drunken sailor's tales. The black and white cinematography in its square ratio is nothing short of stunning-the film looks as old as it feels. At its most surreal, the film crafts potent images of…

  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★★★

    What if the hottest movie of 1998 was made in 2019? Apparently Tony Scott was once attached to direct this and I'm really disappointed that we never got to see that version, but I'm still satisfied with the one we actually got. This film's raison d'être is pretty much just to be a "now we got the technology" CGI exhibition, but is actually a whole lot more than you'd expect from a film like this.

    At times, it's a pretty…