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  • Crank

    ★★★★

  • La Strada

    ★★

  • They/Them

    ★½

  • Alien Resurrection

    ★★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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  • They/Them

    They/Them

    ★½

    This whole concept of a movie is so absurd. I could literally rant on about it for hours and you still wouldn’t believe what this so-called film has to offer. Whereas you might have thought that its intentions were good initially, They/Them only transports stereotypical thinking that consequently leads to the opposite of what a movie like this should convey. On top of that, it is blatantly stupid and an insult to the horror genre since it fails in delivering…

  • The Innkeepers

    The Innkeepers

    ★★

    Especially in my youth, I enjoyed watching movies where the focus of the horror lays within things unseen. The Innkeepers handles these things quite well, until it radically misses its chance to deliver. When the movie finally reaches its climax, the suspense and the horror falls flat and is neither scary nor satisfying at all. It is just not done right.

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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? …

  • Sodomites

    Sodomites

    Apparently I’m now logging porn on Letterboxd at 2:30am.