DirkH

Off to 2046 for a while.

Favorite films

  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Leviathan
  • 2046

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  • Antlers

    ★½

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★★

  • Encanto

    ★★★★

  • Don't Look Up

    ★★★★★

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  • Antlers

    Antlers

    ★½

    Finally the sequel to Bambi we deserve.

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★★

    I rewatched this through the eyes of my children today and their enthrallment made me appreciate it even more than I did the first time I watched it many years ago.

    I remember having problems with the way it structured its story, that it felt a bit uneven. But now it all sort of clicked. 'It's just a love story, dad.' is what my 9 year old daughter said. And I guess it's as simple as that. The dance Howl…

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    I love the stupidity of holding on to what has moved on.

    I love the smallness of the biggest emotion we know.

    I love the pain that doesn't seem to leave but you know somehow it will.

    I love seeing love.

    And I love how Wong Kar-Wai manages to capture all of the above and mold it into a piece of visual poetry, instilled with the melancholy, pain, joy, frivolity and promise our species' most powerful four letter word possesses.…

  • Frozen

    Frozen

    ★★★

    Daughter 1: Daddy, can we watch Frozen?

    Me: Sure thing, honey. Does your brother want to watch as well?

    Son: What's it about?

    Daughter 1: Oh it's about princesses and true love!

    Son - blank stare-

    Daughter: and there's a snow monster.

    Son: Let's roll.

    -movie finishes, Daughter 1 is blaring Let it Go at the top of her lungs-

    Me: What'd you think, buddy?

    -Son gives me a look-

    Me: C'mon, wasn't that bad was it?

    Son (these are…