Reinier_Zouw

Reinier_Zouw

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

Favorite films

  • The Handmaiden
  • Dragon Inn
  • Chungking Express
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

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  • House of Gucci

    ★★★

  • Re-Animator

    ★★★★

  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★★

  • Genius Party Beyond

    ★★★½

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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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  • Re-Animator

    Re-Animator

    ★★★★

    At last!
    Hello, Re-Animator

    Everything Everything - Black Hyena

    Much like the other Stuart Gordon Lovecraft adaptation I've seen (FROM BEYOND) this feels oddly paced even at 85 minutes and doesn't have much on its mind besides some absolutely incredible practical effects, but dear lord, those are certainly some effects. After a fun, goofy start, there's a bit of a lull in the middle, but the go-for-broke craziness of the finale more than makes up for that. You can just…

  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

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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…

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★

    “If the world ends, so will my boredom”

    Let’s just get this out of the way: Eternals is bad. Quite bad. I don’t think it’s necessarily the worst MCU movie, but it is the only MCU movie to be directed by Chloe Zhaó, which makes the ways this film is bad all the more depressing. An auteur in the making taking a shot at an obscure corner of comic book lore should be something exciting, at least to me. And…