Niclas Svensson

Niclas Svensson

My tastes are bad and you won't like them. Just a heads up.

Favorite films

  • Ascent
  • Bait
  • Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight
  • Moneyball

Recent activity

  • Twin Peaks: The Return


  • Killers of the Flower Moon


  • Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia


  • Nimona


Recent reviews

  • When Marnie Was There

    When Marnie Was There


    I had not seen this since its original release in 2016 (Sweden is very slow with the localizing process for most imports, especially animated ones) and this, at the time, was scheduled to be Ghibli's last project before completely retiring from producing features, instead focusing on TV and their animators would work for Studio Ponoc and on films like Weathering With You. Coming off the heels of the critically acclaimed The Secret World of Arrietty, the very much underrated The…

  • Annette



    This was a polarizing experience and going through the reviews it seems to reflect the audience reaction as a whole. Leos Carax have made stunning work in the past and this being his first english speaking production I feared the final product would be more streamlined, in hopes to appeal to an American audience and sacrifice the boldness of his previous works in order to do so, which it sort of was but not really. For me it's a mixed…

Popular reviews

  • The Life of Budori Gusuko

    The Life of Budori Gusuko


    8th favourite film of the decade.

    This is one of those films were everything in it is so bizarre and different that it's no wonder why people can't attach themselves to it. The film is based on a story with the same name by Kenji Miyazawa, a man who was a Japanese buddhist from the early 1900's, so the message and the tone is drastically different from what we expect from children's entertainment over here in the west. At the…

  • Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

    Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop


    In todays TV, film and anime industry where the stories contain a lot of talking and no telling, this one was a refresher that mainstream and simple stories can be levitated by great filmmaking and gain depth from understanding the film's core audience. Never before this have I seen a film truly get the modern day technology and how the youth of today actually use it, while at the same time not letting the cringe culture or embarrassing moments that…