Viktor Emil

not everything is fish, but fish are teeming everywhere

Favorite films

  • Tropical Malady
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • Harlan County U.S.A.
  • Engram

Recent activity

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Recent reviews

  • Bull Durham

    Bull Durham


    "I prefer metaphysics to theology"

    ... that line said by Susan Sarandon's voice over made it clear that this ain't your usual sports movie fair.

  • Fort Apache

    Fort Apache


    "No questions"

    One of the great anti-authoritarian masterpieces of American post-war cinema, and a beautiful testimony to the glory of diplomacy and the stupidity of war. And for once in a film about the western frontier the Native Americans are portrayed as the intelligent war strategists. The Napoleons and Ghengis Khans that Lt. Col. Thursday constantly compares his leadership of the cavalry regiment with are for once not the whites. Fort Apache is as much needed now as it was in '48.

Popular reviews

  • Baxter, Vera Baxter

    Baxter, Vera Baxter


    This film could go on forever in an infinite loop.

  • Mind of Clay

    Mind of Clay


    How a documentary on pottery can be an almost religious experience is beyond me.

    I suppose the 'magic' of pottery is the notion of temporality which lies in the very act of turning the pot. Among many other things it also raises questions of archeology and origin and the relationship between materiality, labor and art.

    This is one of the most beautiful object-centered films I've ever seen. It may be because it's still so humane and warm.