Rolf

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

Favorite films

  • Kamome Diner
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Thief
  • The Station Agent

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  • Move the Grave

    ★★★½

  • Acrobats

    ★★★½

  • Dryads in a Snow Valley

    ★★★½

  • Crimson Tide

    ★★★½

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  • Move the Grave

    Move the Grave

    ★★★½

    Four sisters go on a road trip to their uncle as the grave of their father has to be relocated. While they all have their own personal (family) issues the patriarchal nature of their uncle causes a major conflict...
    Felt very Japanese in terms of its themes but then it is undoubtedly Korean in terms of family dynamics. Lots of arguing and surprises with a bit of humor thrown in.
    The movie never fully explores its characters but presents all…

  • Acrobats

    Acrobats

    ★★★½

    A man who lost his job wandering through Tokyo, an insecure convenience store clerk going on a first date and a choleric musician having a fight with a band member...
    A glimpse at three troubled people in Tokyo who try to deal with their issues. Directed by Daniel Lavin who provides an outsider's perspective on Japanese society creates a very intimate exploration of the psyche of these lost souls: the camera stays very close to his characters and wanders around…

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  • 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…

  • Pusher 3

    Pusher 3

    ★★★★½

    Things become very stressful for mob boss Milo (Zlatko Buric) as he has to deal with disrespectful business partners, deals going wrong, trying to stay clean of drugs while trying to host his daughter's birthday party...
    PUSHER 3 marks Nicolas Winding Refn's masterpiece. Told in the stretch of only one day/night it strongly recalls Scorsese's AFTER HOURS as Buric's character gets deeper and deeper into trouble having to juggle way too many balls at the same time. As Mikkelsen in…