Rolf

teacher and film (list) buff,
loves Columbo
70s Italian Euro Crime & Michael Mann
GGTMC & Row Three & Silva and Gold

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  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★½

    A secret agent (John Malkovich) gets quasi-fired. A meathead finds a disc with some 'classified shit' of him. Other players enter the game and soon people start getting into tight spots...
    The final entry in the Coen's 'silly-comedy-trilogy' is easily the best one as most of the humor works really well plus casting John Malkovich and Brad Pitt was a stroke of genius. Every time those guys are on the screen it gets about as funny as ever in a…

  • Nightwatch

    Nightwatch

    ★★★½

    A student (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) takes a job as a night guard in a hospital. At the same time a serial killer murders young prostitutes who end up in the morgue at that very place...
    A tense Danish thriller which is more interested in building up a creepy atmosphere than presenting a whodunnit. The sterile empty building makes for a good location especially as some 'naughty' rumors are thrown in by the guards predecessor. Plus that 'alarm system' in the morgue…

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  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★½

    A story about blackmail, laziness, bowling, people not listening and the Dude...

    'No funny stuff.' 'Sorry, I wasn't listening.' 'Fuck it, let's go bowling.'

    As in Howard Hawks' movie the Coen's pay tribute to here, it's all about people interacting. The Noir plot serves only as a device to let characters meet and talk to each other. The main character (or main dude) is someone who couldn't give a crap about anything which really distinguishes him from someone like Philip…

  • Vengeance

    Vengeance

    ★★★★★

    After his son-in-law and grandchildren are murdered by triads Costello (Johnny Hallyday) promises his daughter who survived the hit badly injured to avenge the act. He seeks out hitmen to help him as he suffers from increasing memory loss which will complicate things for him...
    After having watched VENGEANCE a second time I now am happy to say that I finally - after six years - found a new entry for my top 10 movies of all time. VENGEANCE for…