Favorite films

  • Hard Boiled
  • A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon
  • The House by the Cemetery
  • Surviving the Game

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  • Set It Off

    ★★★★

  • Accident

    ★★★½

  • Trouble in Mind

    ★★★★

  • Roadie

    ★★★★½

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  • The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I can totally see why admirers of the original hate every second of this. I don't think you'd go too far by saying that LaBute's film is a complete violation of the spirit of Hardy's film. The latter was about the clash of two orders, with all sorts of ambiguities arising from the question if the order that *seems* to be cruel and barbaric, is actually worse than the ruling one. The Hollywood remake pays no mind at all to…

  • Ganja & Hess

    Ganja & Hess

    ★★★½

    The first film I've seen in a theatre after the lockdown - from a really beautiful DCP, so much texture, so many artefacts.

    Even though I generally prefer my genre films a little bit straighter and more classically narrative, this is visually strong enough and has enough things to say to work.

    You also notice that this is much more grounded in the Black community of its time than your average blaxploitation flick. The title's couple make this one of the great „black is beautiful“-films, too.

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  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★★★

    One of the great moments in cinephilia: when you rewatch after many years a film that you completely knew by heart so long ago that back then not only the usual way of discovering films was from your step-father's VHS-TV-recordings but also you neither knew nor cared for who Brian De Palma was because the names of the directors of the films you loved were of no importance whatsoever to you, and you now realize that everything you once admired…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    Proves two things to me: that Cinema is pure joy and happiness and that it's a relic of the last century.
    But I'm so flashed by this three hour joy ride that I can't even feel melancholia about the latter right now.
    Not all is lost yet.