Christian

I probably spend too much time here reading up what you guys think of films I just watched.

Favorite films

  • Alien
  • Hot Fuzz
  • The Terminator
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

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  • Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

  • Cloverfield

    ★★½

  • Pitch Perfect

    ★★★½

  • The Greatest Showman

    ★★★½

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Upon rewatch this shoots right up to my all-time favourites - with a bullet. Or rather with a sharp blade, that's what the 4K restoration of this film is: it looks crisp and those primary colours just pop! Not that the film on itself couldn't make me feel quite tense, I added some pressure by making some friends watch it with me. The movie surely delivered on my promise that this is unlike anything that they've seen before.

    The opening…

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★★½

    Red Rocket is amongst my favourite kind of comedies: those that make you choke on your own laughter until it isn't really a comedy anymore. Before you can feel guilty for laughing at the abhorrent proceedings, you probably already find yourself snickering at the protagonist's next schemes, delusions or just plainly his swinging dick.

    A few times now I have discussed the American Dream with friends from the US. And every time when I almost got swept up by that…

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  • Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

    Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

    From what I understand, last year's HBO documentary on Woodstock '99 had a focus on that unbelievable rage that was unleashed on the festival. Personally, I have a special disdain for that ignorant dudebro mentality which seemed to fill the vacuum that was the late 90s. Anyhow, the Netflix documentary offers up a vast panopticon of screw-ups, there is a lot to unpack in this engrossing miniseries.

    Quite efficiently the documentary makes a point how the event organisers needed to…

  • Cloverfield

    Cloverfield

    ★★½

    Back when this was in theatres, there was quite a buzz surrounding it, a signature mystery box created by JJ Abrams. I remember feeling quite let down by the end product. This feeling I can now put aside and accept the movie for what it is. In parts it is an impressive achievement. Matt Reeves proved himself to be quite capable. I think the film works best when it throws you in the middle of the mass hysteria. Then it…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    On the drive home my mate and I put it this way: It's like going on a blind date with a person who you already know you are going to like a lot. You are ready to get your heart taken by storm and to fall in love head over heels. Then Dune shows up at the bar and tells you right away that it wants to take it extremely slow and for you to first get to know its…

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★

    At last I can scratch this classic off my watchlist. As a huge fan of the concept of, you know - the z-word, ever since I have first played the Resident Evil games, it is interesting to see the film that pretty much started it (come on, tell me in the comments what Indonesian movie actually started it, I dare you!). First of all, the creatures are called "ghouls" in this and they have a surprising amount of brains left,…