Reinier_Zouw

Reinier_Zouw

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Music journalist by day, person who definitely watches too many movies by night, and sometimes also day.

Favorite films

  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
  • Perfect Blue

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  • Buddha's Palm

    ★★★½

  • PVT Chat

    ★★★

  • Ingrid Goes West

    ★★★½

  • Versus

    ★★★

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  • The Train

    The Train

    ★★★★½

    "All those men would have liked to see it safe"
    "They died and they'll never know"
    "But we will."

    All the characters here find themselves on a three-way crossroad between the value of machinery, art and human lives. The machinery is the most durable, it can crash, burn and fall and still be ready to go again with just a few hours work, so even the people who have dedicated their lives to either building, fixing, or maintaining machinery probably…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    I’ve been thinking a lot about why I like the music and movies I like. One thing I almost always come back to with regards to my favorite songs is a strong quiet/loud dynamic. When I was younger I exclusively gravitated towards loud songs, but near the end of my teens I discovered there was nothing quite like the thrill I get from a quiet song suddenly being enveloped by noise, or a logorrheic outburst suddenly getting deflated by an…

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  • Eureka

    Eureka

    ★★★★½

    Probably the most intimate and slow near-4 hour film I've ever seen. Which admittedly isn't that hard when your main competitors are Love Exposure, A Brighter Summer's Day and *nervous chuckle* Zack Snyder's Justice League. But that is to say, I have maybe conditioned myself to expect something of an epic scope when putting on a film that far eclipses 180 minutes, which this just does not have at all. So I needed a small period of adjustment, but it…

  • Dragonball Evolution

    Dragonball Evolution

    ★½

    Normal Pooh: Dragonball Evolution is a terrible adaptation of a beloved series and one of the worst movies ever made.

    Fancy Pooh: Dragonball Evolution is like 75 minutes without credits and a bunch of dumb shit happens in it (plus Chow Yun-Fat is weirdly dialled in), I've seen worse

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★

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

    "Why am I calling the police?"

    A total sickos masterpiece. James Wan, the absolute king, decided to use his AQUAMAN money to make a stunningly well-directed horror movie about the absolute sililest horror concept he could imagine. A concept that, when I told some of my friends about it, inspired nothing but awe and stunned disbelief. A concept that studio clearly did not know how to market, as they decided to sell this in the trailer as a haunted house…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★½

    One pill makes you larger
    And one pill makes you small
    And the ones that mother gives you
    Don't do anything at all

    A déja vú is a glitch in the Matrix, it happens when they change something

    That first trailer with "White Rabbit" got its hooks in me like few trailers ever have. I joked to a friend the other day that I might have watched that trailer enough times to exceed the runtime of the actual movie, but…