The Godzilla franchise returns to its roots with a post-war setting, grim, serious tone, and exploration of the traumatized Japanese psyche, and it does so with a bang. I still have many Godzilla films to watch but so far, “Godzilla Minus One” is the only one I would put on the same level as the original 1954 “Godzilla”. I would go even further and say that “Godzilla Minus One” is the most exciting blockbuster as well as the most moving…
Wow, Netflix drops a banger adult-oriented animated series and barely promotes it. Classic Netflix things.
“Blue Eye Samurai” takes place in Japan during the Edo period when the country had a very strict isolationist foreign policy and follows a female mixed-race samurai named Mizu, who disguises herself as a man, on her quest for vengeance.
This show deserves to be Netflix´s next big animated prestige success after “Arcane”. It´s fantastic. First of all, the series looks gorgeous. The animations are…
“Rare Exports” is a freaky Finnish Christmas fantasy horror film with a chilling Lapland setting and an even more chilling portrayal of Santa Claus. For such a short film, it takes quite a while to really get going and not everything works but the bizarre, unique premise, quirky characters, effective horror imagery, and wild climax make it a solid choice if you´re looking for a Christmas themed film outside of the norm. Santa´s elves have never been this creepy.
Éric Rohmer movies have such a calming and revitalizing effect on me, like they are the cinematic equivalent of a trip to the spa. I just feel better afterwards. All his films have the distinct Rohmer flavor and yet they all feel fresh and unique and not just like “more of the same”. “A Tale of Winter” is such a quintessential Rohmer film, as it features beautiful cinematography, a flawed, three-dimensional protagonist, a dialogue-driven narrative that offers intriguing food for…
This was my first cinema visit since the beginning of March, so for that reason alone, it was a memorable event for me.
“Tenet” itself is Christopher Nolan being more Nolan than ever, for better or worse. You just have to admire his originality, ambition, and desire to push the limits of the medium as well as the uncompromising way with which he executes his vision. “Tenet” is a challenging and cerebral high concept sci fi film with an interesting…
First review: letterboxd.com/thommy1801/film/alien/
Ah, “Alien”. It might be strange to call a disturbing horror movie a comfort film, but that´s exactly what “Alien” is to me. No matter how often I´ve seen it, with every rewatch I love it a bit more. 40 years after its release, it remains the benchmark for the space horror genre and a masterclass in almost every aspect of filmmaking, may it be direction, screenplay, worldbuilding, cinematography, editing, set design, creature design, special effects, sound…