Reinier_Zouw

Music journalist by day, person who definitely watches too many movies by night, and sometimes also day.

Favorite films

  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Trainspotting
  • Knives Out
  • The Parallax View

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  • Austin Powers in Goldmember

    ★★

  • Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

  • Spring

    ★★★

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★★

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  • The Train

    The Train

    ★★★★½

    "All those men would have liked to see it safe"
    "They died and they'll never know"
    "But we will."

    All the characters here find themselves on a three-way crossroad between the value of machinery, art and human lives. The machinery is the most durable, it can crash, burn and fall and still be ready to go again with just a few hours work, so even the people who have dedicated their lives to either building, fixing, or maintaining machinery probably…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    I’ve been thinking a lot about why I like the music and movies I like. One thing I almost always come back to with regards to my favorite songs is a strong quiet/loud dynamic. When I was younger I exclusively gravitated towards loud songs, but near the end of my teens I discovered there was nothing quite like the thrill I get from a quiet song suddenly being enveloped by noise, or a logorrheic outburst suddenly getting deflated by an…

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  • Austin Powers in Goldmember

    Austin Powers in Goldmember

    ★★

    I’m from Holland, isn’t that weird?

  • Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

    Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

    I think for a long time I had this in my mind's eye as a movie to watch because I conflated it with BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD. Having now seen both, it turns out this garbage wannabe-Pulp Fiction that is about Christopher Walken wanting his pedophile son to get a girlfriend and features approximately three thousand slurs, is not quite as good as Sidney Lumet's last masterpiece.

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★

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

    "Why am I calling the police?"

    A total sickos masterpiece. James Wan, the absolute king, decided to use his AQUAMAN money to make a stunningly well-directed horror movie about the absolute sililest horror concept he could imagine. A concept that, when I told some of my friends about it, inspired nothing but awe and stunned disbelief. A concept that studio clearly did not know how to market, as they decided to sell this in the trailer as a haunted house…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★★

    "THE NIGHT BLADE FEEDS"

    Blood and fury. From a tangle of visions, prophecies and mirages emerges a fairly straightforward tale, but one told with as much grace as gleeful brutality. Maybe a little wonky on its feet in the early goings (one particular cut in the first ten minutes is extremely jarring, but in a way that might be purposeful if I stir on it a little bit) and admittedly the occasional spotty accent work (and the fact that these…