From moment one it became clear that this movie was not going to work for me. The drab colours and especially the terrible voice-over got on my bad side from the get go. The voice-over leaves no room for interpretation and it spells out everything so boringly. That same feeling stayed when the women started talking. Their discussion feels like people took an essay about feminist issues and just let characters speak them out. The actresses are good, but their…
Who are we, who do we want to become and who can we become? Are we defined by our surroundings or our deeds? Are dreams enough to hold onto and what are good intentions worth? Sono asks many big questions and with 'Adagio for Strings' playing, the weight of those questions is underlined. But apart from its heavy-handedness and the bleak world of our protagonist, it's also a movie about hope and the future.
At first I was just thinking…
The Inspection 2022
While treading familiar beats, this does a very good job at it and I think there are definitely scenes that stand out and might stick with me. I loved the sudden erotic shower sequence that was also very nicely lit, I was happy that the film did not go down the road of a happy mother and son reunion or a sappy romance and I was vibing with the score by Animal Collective. Also the army is a place where…
The Captain 2017
Der Hauptmann is no easy watch. Everything from the dark humor to the soundtrack makes this one of the most suffocating movies I have seen. Because of that it leaves a very strong impression and gives a lot of food for thought. And I guess that is something all of the moviegoers felt up to a certain level, because nobody said a word after the end credits had rolled (those end credits are great BTW).
Der Hauptmann is about power…
Anne+: The Film 2021
Is this is a cinematic masterpiece? No. Does it fill my heart with joy (and my eyes with the occasional tears)? Definitely yes. I also think that Maud Wiemeijer is a very good writer of dialogue and especially the arguing between Anne and Sara felt just so real. Apart from that there were so many recognizable moments and even though it at times it might state its points a bit too obviously, I simply can’t help to just be glad…