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  • Through a Glass Darkly

    Through a Glass Darkly

    ★★★

    Through a glass darkly is the fifth Bergman film I've seen. I'm an admirer of his cinemat(ograph)ic skills. Wild Strawberries ranks high in my list of all-time favorite films.

    Through a glass darkly is once again aesthetically impeccable, with skillfully lit, atmospheric black and white cinematography. But I reluctantly have to admit that the story and characters actually bored me a little, causing my involvement to diminish. The slightly dated, dramatic acting style felt like watching a Shakespearean stageplay, which undoubtedly had a different effect on the original audience than it had on the spoiled me in 2019.

  • Bleach

    Bleach

    ★★★½

    Bleach is a deliciously over-the-top Japanese manga / anime style live-action superhero flick. I'm sure this would have been one of my favorite films if I had seen this in my adolescent years. But despite the grumpy, middle-aged fart I am these days I still quite enjoyed it. The film was filled with beautiful people, cool creatures and some impressively convincing interaction between live action and computer graphics.

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  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    ★★★★★

    Antichrist left quite an impression on me. The level of creativity and originality in this movie is rare and comparable with masterpieces like Eraserhead by David Lynch.

    Let me start by stating that this movie is clearly one of those 'either you love it or hate it' cases. The explicit sexual content and unconventional approach to horror is definitely not suitable for Hollywood aficionados.

    Lars von Trier proves he is a true maestro in establishing a very effective feeling of…

  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    ★★★★

    Great movie, with top class performances by both Tom Hanks and the Somalian actors. A tense drama that leaves you on the edge of your seat, with the added dimension of the film being based on a true story, although you wish these things wouldn't happen for real.