Sven Roth

Sven Roth

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Asian cinema and Horror (especially the extreme one) aficionado
Hates Disney, generic mainstream, and most remakes on…

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  • Difficulty Breathing

    Difficulty Breathing

    ★★★★½

    "Play loud or don't play"

    I did just that, I played it loud and I think my neighbors weren't that happy with that decision. But what do I care, this isn't just some cheesy tagline, that's the only way to watch a movie like this.
    But I'm getting ahead of myself here..

    Where to start? I have no idea..


    I had my eyes on Guy's films for a while now. Not sure what to expect, but reading about the cyberpunk…

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★★★

    Today would have been Pier Paolo Pasolini's 98th Birthday. Happy Birthday!
    Sounds like the ideal opportunity to watch this film again with some audio commentary.

    "Signora Vaccari is sure to soon turn them into first class whores. Nothing is more contagious than evil.

    I have to withdraw one of the statements I made in my first review of the film.
    This is definitely an important film. An essential film. Something you have to see if you are interested in cinema…

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  • Pieta

    Pieta

    ★★★½

    Filmwelt Filmclub #11 - Pieta - Chosen by Daniel



    I've already said it once and I wont get tired to make that statement.
    But if there's one thing South Korean directors can do right, it's revenge thrillers. And dramas, apparently, but I'm nowhere near enough experienced in that genre to properly judge.

    Pieta not only explores one side of the life of a sadistic psychopath who follows his day-to-day life while crippling people for his own amusement rather than collecting…

  • The Holy Mountain

    The Holy Mountain

    ★★★★

    "Your sacrifice completes my sanctuary of one thousand testicles."


    Do I even want to try to explain what I am feeling right now? What I've seen in the past 2 hours.
    I guess even if I wanted to, I can't.

    I'm unable to find the right words. I am confused in the best possible way. What Jodorowsky has created here is beyond my imagination.

    And I love it

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  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    Well, fuck. I did expect something good, but that was way beyond that.

    Where do I even start? Over two hours long and it is a real slow burner (pun intended).Even I was skeptical at the start. I didn't know nothing about the film beforehand, so I was asking myself after some time when will the movie starts to get going. Without realizing how Lee Chang-dong built his world and his characters with nearly perfection already from the beginning. The…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    I'm serious. It keeps following me.

    There are no words to describe what this movie did to me ..

    Indescribable
    Masterpiece
    10/10

    I finished the movie 45 minutes ago and still have trouble finding words to describe how incredibly good it was. I'm honestly speechless, I'm shaking, my heart is racing.
    Bong Joon-ho created something that changed me, that will stay with me forever.