In “Videodrome”, David Cronenberg combines his trademark body horror with philosophical themes such as the nature of reality, morality, human evolution, and the influence of media and technology on the human mind. The story is told slowly and in a rather confusing way, but the atmosphere is very tense throughout the whole movie and the film has a satisfying payoff in the end. The body horror elements are very explicit, and the practical effects still look incredible. “Videodrome” is also…
I had a great time at the cinema with this film, but that was to be expected, since “two very different people meet each other, go on a trip/adventure with each other, learn from each other, and become close friends despite their differences” is one of my favorite tropes of all time. You can call it cliché, and you probably would be right, but that kind of stories just work for me most of the time. Especially when the characters…
Since I try to catch up with this year´s Oscar nominees (at least for Best Picture) before the ceremony takes places, I have finally seen “Blackkklansman”. I had high hopes for this movie, expecting a thought-provoking and moving social commentary on racism, but I have to say that I am quite disappointed.
Let´s start with the positive things: First, the acting is really strong. Especially John David Washington and Adam Driver deliver very memorable performances and have a great dynamic,…
This movie really is much better than I expected. It has creative visuals, funny gags, quotable dialogs, a lovable protagonist, great voice acting, pop culture references, social commentary and satire, a catchy pop song, and even a few heartwarming moments. It is also a clever deconstruction of the stereotypical hero journey/ chosen one trope. Calling it a masterpiece would go a bit too far in my opinion, but it definitely is a very entertaining ride from start to finish and a true feel-good movie.