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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

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

    In short, “Joker” is a film about delusion.
    It's also about mental illness, severe depression, loneliness, tensions between rich and poor, and ultimately what happens to vulnerable people in a society where neoliberalism is taking over. When you cut public services, bad things happen.

    One of these vulnerable persons is Arthur Fleck, a tortured soul who finds happiness in entertaining children as a clown and watching the late show with his mother. When Arthur loses his job and his dignity,…

  • The Painted Bird

    The Painted Bird

    ★★★½

    ★★★★★ for being visually stunning. Hail Vladimír Smutný!
    The rest, I’d say 3 stars.

    An amazingly beautiful film.
    It’d be easy to dismiss this as endless depictions of atrocities and abuse, but the camera work simply cannot be ignored. The focus for me when watching was purely aesthetical.

    I was told it contained strong violence in every scene. That’s not true. But yes, ”The Painted Bird” deals with the inhumane treatment of Jewish people, in this case a child, during…

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  • Lords of Chaos

    Lords of Chaos

    O’Boy, what an embarrassment...

    Pros:
    Varg is played by a Jew! Haha, I love that.

    Cons:
    Everything else.
    It’s not a good movie just because you get the t-shirts right.

    If you don’t know the story, you might enjoy this as an American teen drama with Beavis & Butt-Head elements and a bit of gore thrown in. That’s all there is to it. The real story has so much potential, but all is lost in ”Lords of Chaos”. Borrowing its title…

  • The Firm

    The Firm

    ★★★

    Good TV production which has an excellent, natural flow to it. No gimmicks.
    It's weird Gary Oldman did this film, and only three years later did Coppola's Dracula. Proves he's top notch.