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  • Taipei Story

    ★★★

  • Jackass 4.5

    ★★★★

  • Oblivion

    ★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

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  • Koyaanisqatsi

    Koyaanisqatsi

    ★★★★½

    Filmwelt Filmclub #93 - Picked by Kaladin

    While watching Koyaanisqatsi, you can reflect on the individual scenes but at some point, this hypnotic maelstrom takes on a shape that feels similar to a mind-expanding trip. This film opened up a higher level in my mind and made me think of stuff that my subconsciousness otherwise won't allow me to think about. Now I'm sitting here, hypnotized and in a meditative state, drowning in the sound of a score that almost makes me…

  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    ★★★★

    Tangerine follows the story of two sex workers looking for answers and approval on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles. But there is no sign of Christmas spirit, as they drag several people into their problematic daily lives instead. Tangerine is most interesting for its unique visual style since it was shot on three iPhones (5S at the time), but the film has much more to it. 

    “LA is a beautifully wrapped lie.”

    Baker’s direction is genuinely hypnotizing, to say the least.…

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  • Jackass 4.5

    Jackass 4.5

    ★★★★

    Apparently, this is even better than Jackass Forever. With the additional commentary, you will get to see how much is going on behind the scenes and how personal these movies are for the group. Everyone involved radiates pure warmth, joy, and youth so that it feels like I have known them forever. Just like these guys, I don’t ever want to grow up. As long as they are capable of pulling stuff like that I will watch it no matter…

  • Oblivion

    Oblivion

    ★★

    Post-apocalyptic movies are always a great experience because they can toss away usual constraints in storytelling - it is now nature that plays a big part in being kind of the antagonist. Given the theme, Oblivion pretends to join the ranks of such movies, but instead, it does not feel coherent at all and is rather uninteresting and bland. Usually, the motive of loss and love always resonates with me, but for some reason, Oblivion didn’t convey any emotions. For a film that sets up all these big ideas and twists, it is regretfully more appearance than substance whatsoever.

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Perception and deception - the development of the Self

    In the following, I will discuss the events of the movie, which will contain a lot of spoilers.

    How do we perceive beauty? We so often view it as a physical thing. Normally beauty is part of the subjectivity of the perceiver but every so often you can see it as an objective feature like color for example, which nonetheless needs to be perceived. So what do we mean by beauty? …

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    Everything Everywhere All at Once got an uproaring response here on Letterboxd, which most of the time inevitably creates an artificial hype on my part. I didn’t know what to expect beforehand, but what I have now witnessed was simply astonishing. I can’t remember the last time I was literally laughing out loud in a movie theater. Everything Everywhere All at Once has to be the most hilarious film, that doesn’t insist to be one of those generic comedies. As…