Karl von Randow

Co-founder of Letterboxd. One-time top reviewer of all time.

Favorite films

  • Aliens
  • Spy Game
  • Short Circuit
  • Commando

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  • The Personal History of David Copperfield

    ★★★½

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    ★★★

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

  • Don't Look Up

    ★★

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  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    I've bought the DVD, the soundtrack, watched the making of and dreamed about Kelly McGillis more than one time. The film that did more for Air Force enlistments than anything else will do the same for you.

    If you've ever been holding on too tight with a bunch of oiled up dudes then you will lose your edge over Top Gun again and again.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★½

    What did I learn from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol? Let me see. There are a lot of BMWs in Dubai and Mumbai (coincidence?) and they have safety features you can trust, and cool start controls, and cool wheels and cool grill-lights, what? I haven't seen such gross product placement in a while. Oh yeah, and iPhones. iPhones are cool, iPads are cool, apparently USB cables are cool; but iPhones in rubberised cases? I guess they might knock them around…