• Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★★★★½

    These films are too much of a rarity nowadays. A film that genuinely reminded me again why I loved movies in the first place.

    I have to admit. The love for it has been a bit lost for a while. More and more movies feel conventional, predictable, generic and most disappointingly without anything worthwhile to say.

    Not many films try to push new boundaries. It is depressing to see our current state of movies - not that great films aren't…

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★½

    Outstandingly tight film, every single minute perfectly used. Hilarious, strange, mysterious and absolutely genius, as most of Kubrick's films - I'm probably still underrating this.

  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron

    ★★★★½

    A masterpiece. And probably my fav Miyazaki. So so astonishingly moving..

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★½

    I want to write a review here and there for some movies that I've seen the past year or so, but never really mentioned how I felt about them.

    "Pig" really emotionally got me in ways that I did not expect. I'm not even quite sure I understood the whole plot, every scene or even the characters, but its central theme is just extremely effective.

    I can also recall that "Pig" is one of the strangest revenge stories put on…

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    By this point it is a cliche to label this film as the best movie of all time. if it's true is besides the point but am I the only one feeling that movies like this aren't made anymore? which is another cliche statement in of itself.

    The scale, size and honesty that we see in this film is nothing less than astonishing. There are numerous incredible details from the performances and dialogue but most importantly in the portrayal of…

  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★★★★½

    rewatch. It's so funny to me when people complain that Barbie is anti-men when it is literally at the same time pro-men.

    People complain that the politics in this film are too much in your face and obvious but the truth is it might be too subtle...

    what an incredible performance by both Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and this time I could also finally focus more on the directing and cinematography - my god, it is glorious.

  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★★★★½

    Barbenheimer double feature 2/2.

    I'm Kenough.

    Barbie understands wonderfully how to be just plain fun. the very veryyy ending might feel a bit underdeveloped in a weird sense (but I'll pretend that flaw doesn't exist.) what an amazing amazing event - but even ignoring that Barbie is just pure joy. I always loved Greta Gerwig, but it's kind of hard to pretend that she didn't outdo herself here.

  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★½

    Official Barbenheimer double feature for me 1/2:

    We started with Oppenheimer and this film has easily one of the best openings and endings in a Nolan film. Also this film just flew by as it is wonderfully structured. Also a film that deserves and needs a rewatch.

    Especially in the first 10 minutes I had a huge smile on my face. Can't stress enough how brilliant the film starts. The soundtrack has some incredible moments and I absolutely adore the…

  • Free Solo

    Free Solo

    ★★★★

    Loved this so much on a rewatch. A couple people don't quite like this because they think he's an asshole (he says some questionable things here for sure) but that doesn't make the documentary any less good. I think it was intentionally edited into the movie to create a sort of character study in this documentary and in my eyes successfully.

    also we will never see a documentary like this ever again, too. this is a rare sight and I'm here for it.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    the best of the best.

    Phantom Thread is an absolute masterpiece and i don't say that lightly. From Jonny Greenwood's magnificent soundtrack (which is the best work of last decade in music for motion pictures) to the absolutely stunning film look that is reminescent of 70s films (Cassavetes, Paul Schrader etc.) and most importantly the two main performances that are just absolutely fascinating. They're real. The performances are so so real.

    This is a perfect double feature to Portrait of…

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★½

    I think now I understand why TDK is so beloved and why I feel mostly cold about it. (Spoilers.)

    In its 2 and a half runtime it speeds through its plot. There's probably not a single moment in the film where it even wants to attempt to slow down and take its time with its characters, plot or dialogue. It does simultaneously succeed to create a plot that is engaging, emotional and full of twists. The big themes don't really…

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★½

    one of the best movies about today's internet age and the isolation we've felt during the pandemic.

    and it is also simply such a bop.

    most importantly it is so impressive how he created these phenomenal visuals and this entire special in just one room.

    (I can't believe I never read someone saying boo burnham if they disliked this special (i'm sure hundreds exist). oh well.)