Nils Johan Nesse

Nils Johan Nesse

Movie geek trying to write a screenplay.

Favorite films

  • The Falls
  • The Shining
  • Wake in Fright
  • The 4th Man

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  • Lone Star

    ★★★★

  • Two Buddies and a Badger 2 – The Great Big Beast

  • Two Buddies and a Badger

  • Notorious

    ★★★★★

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  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★★

    You take:
    1 cup Ridley Scott-style historical epic

    Then add:
    1 cup Nunsploitation (*sexually explicit)
    1 cup arthouse sensibility
    1 cup Starship Troopers-style subversive buffoonery

    Mix, knead and put it in the oven at maximum temperature for 131 minutes, and what comes out is a fully loaded Verhoeven pudding.

  • Let Him Go

    Let Him Go

    ★★★½

    A neo-western full of grief, bitterness, disillusionment. When the sole light in your life is your young grandson. And you find out that he's in trouble.

    Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are excellent as the retired couple who must buckle up to save their only descendant. And Alberta, Canada delivers a convincing performance as North Dakota. While the storytelling is otherwise on the generic side - it's a film that would have benefited from more care put into it, a…

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★

    The pain of taking your new girlfriend to meet your parents for the first time. And/or the pain of going on a long excruciating trip to rural America (hillbilly country) with your new boyfriend to meet his horrible parents for the first time. The horror of being in a relationship with another human being at all. Learning to know that person, his least flattering traits, his inadequacy, his parents, the miserable place he grew up. The terror of having your…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    Every once in a while a film comes along that makes me think "I wish I had made this" - and Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room is one of those. Intense, anarchic, balls to the walls. Genuinely scary and claustrophobia-inducing, and gory to boot. This is the way to make a low-budget contained thriller. This is pure.