Leo (Willem) van der Zanden πŸ”₯β¬‡πŸ 
Leo (Willem) van der Zanden πŸ”₯β¬‡πŸ 

Leo (Willem) van der Zanden πŸ”₯β¬‡πŸ 

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  • The Man from Earth: Holocene

    The Man from Earth: Holocene

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    Added to: 2017 Ranked
    Crossed off my hype-a-de-hype list

    When I discovered The Man from Earth a few years ago, I was filled with the kind of joy that I long for so often when watching films. When I watched and even when I rewatched it knowing exactly how the plot played out, I was struck by the amazing amount of imagination that went into this work of fiction. Yes, it may not be the most visually arresting or best-acted…

  • The Circle

    The Circle

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    One of the few films ever made in which casting Tom Hanks was the worst fucking idea imaginable. How can you not love that gray-bearded father figure? For real, aside from the film being the most horribly obtuse, on-the-nose way of making a point about the hypocrisy of our both privacy-obsessed and sharing-obsessed modern technological society, it is thrown together in such an inept way. It never terrifies, it rather makes you laugh at the implausible nature of its story.…

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

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    Added to: 2016 Ranked
    Added to: Jim Jarmusch Ranked
    Added to: .mpr.ss..n.sm .n F.lm
    Added to: People-being-People List
    Added to: Masterpieces of the 21st Century
    Crossing this one off of my Hype-a-de-hypelist

    Naming Jim Jarmusch a visual poet would almost be sarcastic. His work is a masterclass in nuancing the words of his characters and the beauty or ugliness in their surrounding world while trying to combine them both in a tender ode to life in all of its different…

  • Mystery Train

    Mystery Train

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    Added to: Jim Jarmusch Ranked & Leo's Top 200+ favorites

    I absolutely adore how Jarmusch turns around the idea of Checkov's gun cinematically by letting it go off in the first and second act before finally showing it in the third but simultaneously following the exact idea of Checkov's gun. That's probably one of the smartest jokes I've seen in any film in a long, long while.

    As for the rest of the film, it is Jarmusch through and through. It…