Sebastian

Cinephile (he/him) with a passion for East Asian, feminist and queer films.
👇 each favourite of the last four years👇

Favorite films

  • Memoria
  • Quo vadis, Aida?
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Burning

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    ★★★½

  • Vampyros Lesbos

    ★★½

  • The Night

    ★★★½

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★

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  • Moonage Daydream

    Moonage Daydream

    ★★

    Admiring Bowie only offers brief moments of release during a film that feels like the never ending trailer of a poorly realised space odyssey. I am surprised that I made it till the end.

    And what is it with cinema audiences these days? Have people forgotten how to behave in a public space since the beginning of the pandemic? Jesus, stop talking and turn off your mobile phones. Although I couldn’t really blame anyone this time for losing interest in what was happening on the screen.

  • The Duke

    The Duke

    ★★½

    Neither feel good nor any fun really and way too much by the book for my taste. Still, enjoyable performances.

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★½

    I‘m so furious with this film for using rape as a narrative means to justify male violence that it’s easy to put all the other flaws it has aside. But for the sake of fun, here are some of them: a terribly written first part by Matt Damon (each writer took on a different part of the film), a weird amalgamation of accents of characters that are supposed to speak French, over-the-top sound design and violence that seem to exist…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    Loved it!! Finally, a period drama that is not so much concerned with heroism and a careful chronology of events but focuses on the relationships between its characters. Sharp-tongued dialogues and gorgeous slow-motion scenes capture the ugliness and decadence of a time long past. This film, however, never feels distant thanks to Yorgos Lanthimos's ability to transcend time through universal themes and surprisingly modern (feminist) characters. The movie is stylistically stunning (those tracking shots!!!) and sublimely acted (Olivia Colman truly is terrific!!!!!!!). One of this year's best films.