Raphael Georg Klopper

"As far back as I can remenber, I've always wanted to be a filmaker!"

Favorite films

  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Stalker
  • Apocalypse Now

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  • Pushover

    ★★★★

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    ★★★

  • 21 Bridges

    ★★★

  • Stillwater

    ★★★½

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  • Pushover

    Pushover

    ★★★★

    Double Indemnity without the extra moral insurance to safeguard its character’s souls post mortem.

    By any means does it mean that it’s a better film than Billy Wilder’s masterful classic, whom this Richard Quine’s forgotten little Noir classic shares some echoing similarities: having Fred MacMurray playing a man who gives in to a femme fatale's request to get rid of his partner in order to enrich himself at the expense of his death – only this time the spouse is…

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    ★★★

    Well…this definitely makes you appreciate the first movie more!

    Not a major criticism trying to cast Black Panther: Wakanda Forever into the dung pile, far from it, but…the strengths and weakness this time around are colliding in a far clearer conflict with one another for this new MCU produ…I mean project for the incredible amount it wants to tackle and how it delivers a muddled echo in each every single one of them.

    All which is currently making me ponder…

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

    “The best DC/Superhero movie since <The Dark Knight” – has already become a scratchy refrain that “expert critics” have already turned into a mold to copy with each new DC release that goes against everything that went “wrong” in the last years of tenure at Warner and their miserable attempts to match Marvel in building their own shared universe.

    While in the midst of all this, with studios increasingly concerned with just leveraging franchises – and while this film is…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    Previously on Top Gun (1986):

    Stinger: They gave you your choice of duty, son. Anything, anywhere. Do you believe that shit? Where do you think you wanna go?

    Maverick: I thought of being an instructor, sir.

    Stinger: Top Gun?

    Maverick: Yes, sir.

    Stinger: God help us.

    God help us indeed, the world wasn’t yet ready for that master of a tease for a sequel, and even more, a sequel so FREAKING GOOD as this one shows to be!

    My heart…