Dan Gaertner

Dan Gaertner

#cinema

Ratings:
★★★★★ Masterpiece
★★★★ Great
★★★ Above Average
★★½ Okay
★★ Mediocre
★ Awful

Favorite films

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • The Love Witch

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  • Poor Things

    ★★★★★

  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    ★★★★★

  • Ministry of Fear

    ★★★★

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★★★★

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  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★★★★★

    My second experience with "Poor Things" was even more enjoyable as it allowed for a deeper appreciation of all its subtleties.

  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    ★★★★★

    Fritz Lang harbored deep hatred towards the German people for allowing Nazism to take hold, and this sentiment was reflected in works like "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse". Unfortunately, its message went unheeded by those meant to receive it.

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  • La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita

    ★★★★★

    A film I never understood as a teen. A film I understand too well as an adult.

  • Peppermint Frappé

    Peppermint Frappé

    ★★★★★

    Carlos Saura’s “Peppermint Frappe” plays like the love child of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” and every film Luis Buñuel ever made. This is a film about the fetishizing of women. There are moments in “Peppermint Frappe” that you look away in horror and disgust, but only because it is true.

    I do not know exactly what Carlos Saura wants us to come away with after watching “Peppermint Frappe”. It has the structure of a psychological thriller and unfolds like one, yet there is something deeper at work. This is a title I have to really think about. I want to unlock its secrets.

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