Rolf

teacher and film (list) buff,
loves Columbo, Japanese Cinema
70s Italian Euro Crime & Michael Mann
GGtMC & Row Three & Silva and Gold

Favorite films

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Kamome Diner
  • Thief
  • Heat

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  • Oresama

    ★★½

  • Bitter Honey

    ★★½

  • King's Game

    ★★★

  • A Liar and a Broken Girl

    ★★

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  • Oresama

    Oresama

    ★★½

    An obnoxious 'rock star' (obnoxious 'rock star' Miyavi) travels 20 years back in time, meets his former self and 'rocks' himself into the hearts of the 80s crowd...
    Japanese Oddity number two. Wow. Miyavi is most certainly a fan of Miyavi. His obnoxious behavior and looks are pretty hilarious, especially as EVERYBODY finds him soooo cool despite looking like he took a sharpie and scribbled some tatts on his body, sporting some lip metal and did lots of smoking porn.…

  • Bitter Honey

    Bitter Honey

    ★★½

    An old writer (Ren Ôsugi) has a goldfish-turned-girl lover (Fumi Nikaido) who serves as some sort of muse but things don't work out...
    A Japanese oddity. Even though the whole story just plays in the writer's mind, it's taken rather seriously as some sort of comment on the poet's troubled mind or something. I didn't really care and felt more for the fantasy creature than for the writer though.
    Fumi Nikaido's portrayal of that girlfish is pretty neat and leads…

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  • Vengeance

    Vengeance

    ★★★★★

    After his son-in-law and grandchildren are murdered by triads Costello (Johnny Hallyday) promises his daughter who survived the hit badly injured to avenge the act. He seeks out hitmen to help him as he suffers from increasing memory loss which will complicate things for him...
    After having watched VENGEANCE a second time I now am happy to say that I finally - after six years - found a new entry for my top 10 movies of all time. VENGEANCE for…

  • Pusher III

    Pusher III

    ★★★★½

    Things become very stressful for mob boss Milo (Zlatko Buric) as he has to deal with disrespectful business partners, deals going wrong, trying to stay clean of drugs while trying to host his daughter's birthday party...
    PUSHER 3 marks Nicolas Winding Refn's masterpiece. Told in the stretch of only one day/night it strongly recalls Scorsese's AFTER HOURS as Buric's character gets deeper and deeper into trouble having to juggle way too many balls at the same time. As Mikkelsen in…