KotovSyndrom

routinely switching through favorites, sometimes with a theme • movies sharing a rating doesn't mean i think they're equally good

Favorite films

  • Aftersun
  • Columbus
  • The Green Ray
  • Chungking Express

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  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    ★★★★

  • Addams Family Values

    ★★★★

  • The Addams Family

    ★★★★

  • Disney Channel's Theme: A History Mystery

    ★★★★½

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    When I watch Julie, I see myself. I see myself second-guessing my every decision, reflecting on my past and getting analysis paralysis when thinking about my future and what I want from it/from myself.
    Ever since I grew past that age where you want to be an astronaut/firefighter/veterinarian/etc., I've been aimlessly floating through life, hoping that it'll throw the right decisions towards me. That wasn't a problem until it became one. I struggle to commit, as does Julie, and I…

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★★

    I am so, so happy I got to rewatch this. The Witch, to me, is a perfect horror movie. It has all the elements I want from one.
    Its atmosphere is pitch-perfect. Within every shot lingers some unseen horror and fear so that even a landscape shot of the woods makes you feel incredibly uneasy.
    Its sound design and score won't allow for a single moment of relief from all the occuring and impending dread. You're constantly on edge and…

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  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    ★★★★

    Love, wonder, earnestness, grief, companionship, antifascism and the wonderful craft of stop motion - all under the guiding hand of Guillermo del Toro (and Mark Gustafson). A winning combination.

  • Addams Family Values

    Addams Family Values

    ★★★★

    Icnoic. The best on-screen het couple, the inspiration for so many goths and Joan Cusack serving cunt. Not to sound like Harry Styles but this feels like a real movie, you know? Where is this energy nowadays? The passion, the fun, the sex appeal? Such cool set pieces and production design again, too.
    Killer movie, truly.

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  • A Coffee in Berlin

    A Coffee in Berlin

    ★★★★½

    I've hardly ever connected to a character more than to Niko Fischer. The movie portrays feelings of disconnection, aimlessness and awkwardness in a way that really speaks to me. I feel like this a lot.
    Seems like you have to have a certain kind of existential anxiety in today's world. How could you not? We're not even at peak late-stage-capitalism yet, the Amazon is burning, the rich are getting richer, you gotta know how to spend the rest of your…

  • A German Youth

    A German Youth

    ★★★★

    What a fascinating documentary. I think this one really earns itself some kind of "important" label. Mostly because it lets its subjects speak for themselves. Obviously the filmmakers chose what to show and the way they edit the scenes together, which also tells a certain story. But there were no talking heads interpreting the things for you.

    I think many people will get different kind of things out of this documentary. Personally, I think it gave me a good insight…