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 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.…
TRON: Legacy is one of the most exciting films out there for me. Back in the day, I originally watched this solely because of Olivia Wilde, but experiencing the visuals and hearing one of the best film soundtracks let me stay forever. Granted, the story per se is a bit shaky, but the film offers me so much joy and nostalgia, that it doesn’t ever matter. The ending affects me every damn time, giving me goosebumps all over my body.
Certainly considered a classic among the slasher genre, Friday the 13th and its many sequels are a big part of today's pop culture and are well known by everybody whether they have seen it or not. As it is so often in the sub-genre of horror films from this time period, the acting comes off as rather artificial, but the kills are pretty decent. I can’t remember if I have ever seen the OG summer camp slasher in its entirety, but for sure I’m excited about its sequels.
Fun fact: Thirteen is my favorite number and Friday the 13th is one of my favorite dates.
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? …