RasmusS

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Favorite films

  • The Territory
  • August at Akiko's
  • Blood of the Condor
  • Je'vida

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  • Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★★½

  • The Humans

    ★★★

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★

  • Je'vida

    ★★★★

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  • August at Akiko's

    August at Akiko's

    ★★★★

    Christopher Makoto Yogi's relaxing and methodical film shot in breathtakingly green Hawaii that is constructed around themes of loss and heritage. I wish I could write more poetically to make justice for the mood of the movie and the peaceful self-reflection expressed through the act of meditation and music. This is how to get started on a Sunday morning after a night out. Just resetting through an insanely comforting and friendly atmosphere which immediately makes you long for a more…

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  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★

    Thrown into an unwelcoming world our instinct is to search for people that can lead through the darkness. We're offered helpful rhetoric but is the reality formed in action just so? Or are our vulnerabilities taken advantage of, impulses controlled, and behavioral tendencies toned down? In very simplified moral terms it could be argued that the goal isn't necessarily to lead us to good instead of bad but make us conform to what is the uniform idea of good or…

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★½

    Ironic but empathic characterization, opportunism of a whole society, masculinity played as an object of laughs but sometimes as an agent which is borderline cringey. Although the backdrop of war is vital and constantly present in plot machinations I don't think it gets nothing more than a lukewarm treatment. The film attempts to portray a world of chaos and unnecessary killing but in this Civil War context the cyclicality made literal in the climax ends up coming across uninterested and…

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  • The Departure

    The Departure

    ★★★★★

    ”A dog is a dog and a car is a car…”

    I'm convinced this was shot in a week with no real script. Skolimowski simply hired Jean-Pierre Leaud and allowed him to roam free like a rabid dog while capturing some of the most beautiful imagery of the 60s. Leaud goes off the rails in this. He laughs and shouts like a maniac in every other scene, fights at least three people, runs into a pool in the middle of…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★

    My 1000th log and approximately 250th review after 11 months on this site. The community has been such an inspiration for me in finding new movies to watch and how I perceive them. Every person I follow almost always writes something that resonates with me. I'm impressed how you find things I hadn't considered and your observations make me excited to discover new films and make this hobby last my whole life. During periods like these when I have very…