Favorite films

  • Heimat
  • Night on Earth
  • The Thing
  • Big Wednesday

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  • 25th Hour

    ★★★★½

  • Palm Springs

    ★★★★

  • Irreversible

    ★★★

  • The Name of the Rose

    ★★★★

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  • Big Wednesday

    Big Wednesday

    ★★★★★

    How is no one ever talking about this film? It does the hangout vibe better than American Graffiti did before and with more depth and severity than Dazed and Confused did after. In addition, it does the 'friends in the Vietnam War era' trope just as well as The Deer Hunter did the same year.
    The cinematography, especially in the surfing scenes, is breathtaking, the score is just beautiful... I honestly don't get why this isn't a bigger cult classic.…

  • Lola

    Lola

    ★★★★½

    Many of the reviews on this film mention the gorgeous colors and deservedly so. But on a whole other level, this felt like the perfect Fassbinder film for me. The setting is right up my alley with it being post-war Germany and a small town. And then I've always had a thing for films and shows exposing the corruption and general dark underbelly of small communities which seem innocent and perfect on the surface (stuff like "Twin Peaks" and John…

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  • Heimat

    Heimat

    ★★★★★

    So to me, this is it: the crowning achievement of German cinema. I know that's a bold statement and I'm not pretending to have seen all relevant works to make said statement but to me, this is it. And this review is supposed to explain why because that's not the easiest feat.
    "Heimat" is tough to sell to people even if they're cinephiles and German. And it's easy to see why: It's a story about a fictional family in a…

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★

    I've never been that great at analyzing films in search of a specific meaning especially if that meaning is to some extent hidden on purpose. However, even without being completely certain what Denis Villeneuve tried to express here, "Enemy" makes for a really interesting watch.
    I had previously only seen "Sicario" and "Prisoners" by Villeneuve and enjoyed both of them without regarding them as masterpieces like some people (maybe rightfully) do. Therefore I had relatively high expectations for "Enemy" and…