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  • Days of Heaven
  • Leave No Trace
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • First Reformed

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  • Thor: Ragnarok

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  • Doctor Strange

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  • The Vanishing

    The Vanishing

    ★★★★

    It's nearly impossible to graduate from a Dutch highschool without having read Het Gouden Ei, the book the film is based on. It's less than a hundred pages, and thus favored by many Dutch highschoolers who would rather use their time to get frikandelbroodjes and energiedrankjes, also known as the famous bruggerlunch combo.

    As much as I'm renowned to love short media, I've never read Het Gouden Ei.

    My history with Dutch film is also somewhat troubled, For every good,…

  • Irreversible

    Irreversible

    ★★★★

    Within how far you can get with shock and edge, a lot is achieved. The technological and logistical angle of some longer scenes will receive high praise from me. However, when considering how acting out such a real existing, universal threat to many in great detail, I mostly could only hope that Bellucci was psychologically assisted behind the scenes.

    After the major events the film does not grant the right quality and quantity of time and space to process. Especially…

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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★★

    Thinking back on the damage I've done to my hearing. Putting the Gameboy speaker against my ear at full blast as a kid. Screaming so much for prolonged moments as a teenager. Lately it has been me delving into music like Machine Girl and Uboa. The noisy textures drown out my anxious, angry and otherwise undesirable thoughts. On other moments, (loud) sounds can act as a continuous stimuli to help me focus or save me from restlessness.

    The dissection of…

  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    ★★★★

    Whereas the original was a collective catharsis after nuclear destruction, this film felt like the catharsis after 2011's Fukushima Daiichi disaster. The most scientific approach to a kaiju film with topics being discussed such as isotopes, fallout and fission. One sequence was sure to make me feel goosebumps again all throughout.