• A Teacher

    A Teacher

    Loved this show. It uses the mini series format in a smart way. It doesn’t ultimately fill more runtime with more content but focuses on gaining mote emotional dimension through lingering on. It definetly does more to you compared to something you consume in one sitting.

    The moral and psychological parts are very layered and the whole project has a great feel for the audience‘s expectations. The edit is fantastic and the performances are spot on.

  • SWISH

    SWISH

    The most personal short film I‘ve made and probably will ever make. I hope y‘all enjoy!

    Watch the short film here

    Leave a review and let me know what you thought ☁️

  • The Dry

    The Dry

    A smart, well-made detective thriller. Reminded me a lot of Mare of Easttown, but left me way colder. Appreciated it for what it was but never managed to get into anything deep. Great score.

  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns

    Our educational system forms us into thinking we have to live our lives only to reach goals. Get to the next test so you can get to graduation and college and a job and marriage and kids…our senses for exploration and adventure mostly get lost in your teenage years.

    That‘s why teenagers often feel like doing everything for the last time when they are just getting started. Paper Town takes me right back to my teenage years. Feeling misunderstood, like…

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    Everything a b-movie should be. A weird and fun idea executed on a maximum level, no fucks given. Loved how layered the political commentary was while never taking itself too seriously.

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    Del Toro is a master at capturing sets, costumes and actors. Long takes and wide lenses actually let you take in everything, like walking through a museum.

    This film had some very strong moments at the very beginning and end. It really suffered  from a repetitive screenplay. I enjoyed the slow pacing first but got really bored when they didn’t tell anything interesting after the mid point. I am convinced you could cut off an hour of this film and not loose any depth.

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    Hypnotizing simplicity. The film slowly lures you in by ultra-clear direction and images. Seemingly mundane moments begin take on a completely different and unexpected nature.

    Driving My Car is taking the ideas of one of my favorite films „Burning“ even further. The characters escape their real selves through fiction and narration to overcome the ambiguity of life. But instead of them loosing themselves in this escapism they find the only way to free yourself from your own pain is by confronting your inner truth.

    Understand yourself first so you can begin to understand the world around you.

  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

    A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

    Like falling in love with cinema all over again…

  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    The film fully inhabits the emotions of the protagonist and thus never breaks the depressed tones plot-wise and visually. I admire the dedication to the direction and the filmmaking is really good here. It‘s still just a dreadful and emptying watch.

    A character portrait film needs the audience to fall in love with the characters or else it becomes unenjoyable, no matter how well the film is made.

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    The Young Girls of Rochefort

    Such a joy to look at. The colors in this film are so vibrant. Every corner of the image is filled with bright, sunlit aesthetics and I absolutely loved looking at it.

    It has a very interesting setup, characters longing for love and artistic fulfillment while their dreams seem unreachable and a literal war and homicide is looming in the background. The narrative didn‘t really pick up on those ideas and instead goes into a really thin direction and ultimately ends with forgettable moments.

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded

    There is a certain grace to the early 2000s ugliness in this film. The empty visual rawness transports you somewhere between early video games and corporate america aesthetics mixed  in with childhood action fever dreams. The action scenes in this film particularly feel more like someone imagening what fighting & chase scenes in cinematic form could be rather than what they actually are. The film‘s look is nostalgic and even beautiful to me. 

    Then again, the plot, exposition dialogue, intercutting, casting choices, mindfuck twists and that anticlimatic finale are like an horrendous version of a Nolan film.