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  • The Open House

    The Open House


    I've seen worse. No, wait, I haven't.

  • Out of Thin Air

    Out of Thin Air

    I fell asleep halfway through, but I did make the mental note to reconsider traveling to Iceland, the weather looked horrible most of the time.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver


    Not sure what the hype is all about: Justine Bieber plays Baby, the granddaughter of Elisabeth Shue plays his love interest, Jon Hamm tries his hand at a greasy version of Pulp Fiction's John Travolta, and the music tries what Quentin Tarantino managed with Reservoir Dogs/Pulp Fiction/Jackie Brown.

    It's a combination of "cool" stuff that should work on paper, executed without cool. And no, Ansel Elgort is not Ryan Gosling. And no, this is not "Drive" "but with fun". This…

  • What's With Wheat?

    What's With Wheat?


    The documentary consists of three interwoven elements: a series of interviews with specialists, stock footage of reaping wheat fields, and one, odd, short movie-in-a-movie of a lady discovering wheat everywhere, expressing disgust, doubt, and desperation.

    The strength of the documentary is its message, and while in the end the message of some of the interviewees seems to be "there is no science, so why risk it; give no-wheat a try", the overall message of whole foods, mainly plant-based eating arrives…

  • Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower

    Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower

    All over the place.

  • Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out

    Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out


    Definitely not his best, probably his worst actually.

  • Rings



    The Ring now also available for high school kids. Prettier, happier, more productive.

  • The Accountant

    The Accountant


    I had high hopes despite Ben Affleck, mainly that he would be Matt Damon, but he wasn't.

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise


    I'd really like to write an original and insightful review but, then again, why bother for a movie that was lazy, uninspired, and worst of all, boring. Ethan Hawke's performance is pedantic, arrogant, childish, and worst of all boring. Julie Delpy's performance is stupid, insulting, and guess, boring. 

    More mean things would be said here.

  • The Forest

    The Forest

    Holy crap.

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar!


    Self-indulgent and pseudo-intellectual. A lot of people will like this.

  • Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

    Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things


    The documentary had quite some focus on living with less material objects and in particular in tiny spaces. One could not help but thinking, "but why would I want to live like a hamster?". Also, the film exudes a certain snobbery and fails to touch upon questions like: 1) what are the benefits of minimal living when you do not have a lot of money and you're struggling to get by, 2) how do you deal with thoughts of insecurity…