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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★★

    I was afraid this was going to be one of those movies that end badly, making it a super tense experience all the way through. Even the humor is tense, you're never sure when it's appropriate to laugh. I love the balance between light and heavy, love the acting, love the editing, swift, detailed and associative, jumping over things when they're not strictly necessary.

    Then it ends well…

    And then there is the montage everybody talks about, suggesting that things…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★

    Entertaining fluff. Spielberg does these 'big chaotic sequences with random movie logic where you totally understand what's going on' really well.

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  • National Treasure

    National Treasure

    ★★

    I was looking for something silly to watch, and that's what I got. National Treasure is like a two hour long Bassie & Adriaan episode, and pretty entertaining at that. Shame on that 'romantic subplot' though. Drommels!

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    My wife is critical of the whole 'white male asshole celebration' aspect of this and other Paul Thomas Anderson movies, and I feel that, though I do think the movies criticize it themselves, too.

    Phantom Thread has continued growing on me since I saw it, the depiction of the two (three?) main characters is so subtle and intelligent that the whole thing is still developing in my mind ('nagaren', sorry, Dutch pun).

    The image that stuck with me most is Reynolds' mother as a young bride. The photo, and then the repetition of the image in a fever dream. Exquisitely done!