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  • Pi
  • Vermilion Souls
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
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  • Louis C.K.: Sorry

  • The Cruise

    ★★★½

  • Being There

    ★★★

  • Lemming

    ★★★★

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  • On the Path

    On the Path

    ★★★★★

    You’re now a religious expert? You used to vomit from drink at grandma’s house. Now you preach?

    Having been impressed by her Quo vadis, Aida? (2020), I’m now exploring other works of Jasmila Žbanić, a talented director and writer from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    I have to say that I wasn’t prepared (well, not that one can or should be, really) how deeply I would be moved by On the Path and its underlying message.

    Being out-and-out secular humanist myself, I found this to be such…

  • X&Y

    X&Y

    ★★★★★

    Near genius (imho) !

    A stellar Scandinavian A-list cast and a movie that had me at hello.

    It’s somewhat hard to describe, I can only drop some of my personal associations that crossed my mind: Touch Me Not (2018), Dogville (2003), I’m Not There (2008)Daisy Diamond (2007), Festen (1998) and a Dogme 95 ethos, sort of... all that as an experiment exploring gender, sexuality, our alter egos - our three identities: who we truly are, who we would like to be and…

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  • Louis C.K.: Sorry

    Louis C.K.: Sorry

    I barely laughed just once and now cannot even recall what the joke was.

    This was just so not funny.

    I genuinely think that there are no - nor should be - taboo subjects when it comes to comedy, everything's a go - be it 9/11, Holocaust, transgender people, pedophiles, racism, overweight people or what have you, i.e. all the topics Louis pretty much covered in this 1-hour long special but they were just not funny in their own right.

    An abysmal fail in my book, and I used to love some of his previous stuff.

  • The Cruise

    The Cruise

    70’s satire from Poland.

    I suppose this also serves, less effectively so, though, as disguised sociopolitical commentary from the era.

    Going in, I was kind of expecting this to be more funny than it actually was, not least, because of this line from the synopsis: “...created his own comedic dictatorship”.

    Another point may have been the fact that I had recently watched a few Miloš Forman comedies from the same decade and I was, perhaps, thinking this would be a…

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  • Terrorizers

    Terrorizers

    As soon as I realised that I couldn’t care less about the characters - every single one of them - it was a sure sign that the movie and I have both fallen apart. Fallen out of love. Well, I suppose it’s a misnomer as there was no love to begin with. Not even attraction, let alone infatuation

    The only thing this movie terrorised was my patience.

  • A Dog's Will

    A Dog's Will

    What a load of crap. I could barely handle 15 minutes of it.

    Might go back and finish it, though. In 2030 perhaps, once I've made a considerable dent in my Watchlist and there is only American Pie left to watch.

    Clearly, propped up (in terms of Letterboxd, where it's #20 and IMDB ratings) by fake accounts, even though it has apparently won some local (in native Brazil) awards.

    Stay away.