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

Favorite films

  • Hot Fuzz
  • Alien
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Jurassic Park

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  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★½

  • The Vast of Night

    ★★★½

  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★½

  • Raw

    ★★★★

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  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★½

    We're facing the aftermath of Force Awakens' whopping success just now, aren't we? This movie is okay. I didn't like it, the bad aspects were genuine deal breakers for me. The writers even try to push the shameful term of "requel" for this kind of film.

    On that matter, I can't stand it when people in movies endlessly drop movie refereces. No one talks like that in real-life. At least I don't believe a Gen Z jock guy would drop…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    That John Carpenter, he can never tell a story like literally everyone else would, does he? In this he decided to put awkward fades to black after every scene (because why not?) and I came to quite love his offbeat approches by now.

    The same goes for the reveals of who is infected. Rarely do we get any cheap foreshadowing for what is to come. The audience is as unaware as the researchers and also about as bamboozled when the…

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  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★½

    So I've now seen this film, then. Actually, I expected a heady and contemplative nouvelle vague film. And it is in parts, but it mostly feels like a lighthearted dramedy Greta Gerwig and/or Noah Baumbach would cook up. It is surprisingly experimental: there are long-takes, split-screens and POV shots. The latter are quite effective, especially when you have men just stare at our heroine.

    Agnès Varda's direction and the female viewpoint make this film quite the unique time capsule. After…

  • The Vast of Night

    The Vast of Night

    ★★★½

    As often with directorial debuts, it is hard to rate this or to put it in any category. It is a very small-scale niche sci-fi film that worked impressively well for me. The 50s small town backdrop makes it feel very much like a slice of life story. Additionally, it comes with era-appropriate nods to red scare and ethnic issues, which I appreciated - kudos for not putting on the rose-coloured glasses.

    At first I wasn't sure to what end…

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  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★½

    Everything went Nightmare Alley's way to win me over: it was a Saturday matinée screening, I knew beforehand about its somewhat clunky structure and, most of all, I wasn't again tricked into seeing another product of a has-been franchise. Additionally, its pace reminded me of classic film epics which we do not get anymore, really.

    I am not the biggest fan of Cooper, to me he is just the generic actor man. In turn, del Toro utilises him perfectly as…

  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★★

    This was digusting and I loved every minute of it! Raw is basically a coming-of-age drama that could have easily turned out artsy-fartsy and boring. Fortunately, director Julia Ducournau was smart enough to add cannibalism to the mix and suddenly the most mundane scene is able to make you flinch.

    The film has a tendency to one-up itself. There is a lovely scene where the protagonist and her sister bond - over trying to pee while standing straight. This leads…