Favorite films

  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • City of the Living Dead
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Sweet Smell of Success

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  • L'Âge d'Or

    ★★★★

  • The Man with the Glass Eye

    ★★★½

  • Get Out

    ★★★★

  • Red Line 7000

    ★★★½

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  • The Godfather: Part III

    The Godfather: Part III

    ★★★½

    The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone
    Not a huge upgrade but still noticably better, mostly because it is shorter and more focussed. It probably also helped that I watched the theatrical cut recently and was able to follow the plot much better this time around. Going forward, this should be regarded as the definitive cut in my opinion.

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★

    I do not like early PTA anymore

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  • Based on a True Story

    Based on a True Story

    ★★★★

    I don't get the hate! Based on a true story might be a little predictable and not the most innovative film out there but there is still a lot to like. Two very good lead performances, a great score by Alexandre Desplat, a fun script and proficient direction. I am a sucker for well crafted pulpy psychological thrillers so this was definitely up my alley.
    Sadly, I suspect that the harsh critical judgement has more to do with the director than with anything actually in the film...

  • Damage

    Damage

    This is the fifth film by French director Louis Malle I have seen so far and while I more or less liked all of them, I can definitely not say the same for Damage. Featuring an absolute abysmal script, questionable performances and unremarkable direction, I found it very hard to get through this movie.
    The story could be straight out of any soap opera: The British environmental minister falls in love with the girlfriend of his son who is a…