• Santa Sangre
  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Memorable:
    - Very iconic antagonist (builds tension throughout by creating a disgusting yet somewhat charismatic character that the audience loaths and fears) 
    - For 1955 a very fast paced and entertaining edit as well as shot compositions that flow very well and make for good and visually interesting story telling 
    - Very nice lighting (a lot of low key lighting creating strong and cinematic contrasts together with the black and white look)

  • Ida

    Ida

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A young nun is sent to visit her ill aunt one day who teaches her about her family and helps her find the reason behind their death. Throughout the film she is confronted with the unorthodox ways of her aunt and learns about her Jewish heritage raising the question whether she is ready to surrender her life to the church. 

    A string and beautify shot film about religion, family and identity. 

    Notes: 
    Beautiful black and white cinematography 
    - super soft…

  • Ivan's Childhood

    Ivan's Childhood

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Innocence of childhood destroyed/ plagued and robbed by the dark and destructive war. Kid dies in the end and we’re left with a playful happy image of the boy playing childish tag with his sister. As he hits the tree the film highlights that the war put an end to his innocent childhood. It turned him into an angry, emotional and disturbed boy out to avenge his family and comrades. And lastly even loses his life to the bloody war…

  • Primal Fear

    Primal Fear

    Dialog on another level

  • Pusher

    Pusher

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Dark. Gritty. Violent. Nerve racking. 

    This rough handheld style thriller is filled with cool and interesting characters, witty and funny dialog and is very fast paced keeping the audience interested and on edge. As we see the protagonist fall deeper and deeper into debt with his drug boss and everyone that surrounds him, one can feel the aggression and fear rushing through the main characters head as time slowly runs out…

    Whether you laugh at the fucked up Situation he…

  • La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita

    ★★★★★

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    The beauty and vitality in the chaos.

    A helicopter flies over Rome carrying a Jesus statue to the Pope while children and others run below waving and laughing. 

    The protagonist, a journalist working an undemanding job is introduced who within the mass and chaos of people in Rome, comfortably enjoys their company day by day.

    The main thing: sexual desire. At the parties or wherever they go there is always a hint of sexual tension in the air. People constantly…

  • Ran

    Ran

    Beautiful and poetic scenery, composition and colors. Long wide shots of philosophical monologues which drag and together with the over dramatic theater type acting wasn’t quit my thing. While it’s Kurosawas style, for me it all feels too theatrical and fake, which is why those moments where the characters grieve and philosophize about the dark and godless world don’t have any effect on me because I can’t take them serious. A 2 minute still wide of a person throwing themselves…

  • The Midnight Sky
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★

    When I went into the theatre for this I didn't have very high expectations. I thought this was gonna be just like every other marvel movie (which it was) but I have to say it had its good bits which stood out like the car scene towards the end. One of the annoying things about this movie is the hardcore cliche characters and ending which was too cheesy for me but otherwise this was pretty entertaining. 


    3/5

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★

    Visually amazing as most of Andersons films but content wise not outstanding. A fun watch though.

    4/5

  • The Great Beauty

    The Great Beauty

    ★★★★★

    A man turns 65 and starts to reflect on his life. As he wanders through the beautiful streets and places of Italy he tries to find out why he never managed to write another book. He comes to the conclusion that he never found the great beauty in his life therefor eventually he discovers that he had already found it: His beautiful former girlfriend who left him and later passed away. After finding "the great beauty" he starts to come…