Every Danish Fiction Film
A film in which every gesture, line and act more or less hold implicit meanings. About social class, control and manipulation, identity and even sexuality. Dissected with an unsettling tension almost equal to what we see in horror movies. Dirk Brogade gives a magnetic performance as the servant, who slowly turns the tables between himself and his aristocratic master. Many have compared it to Parasite and it’s easy to see why.
I always have high expectations to Pixar’s films. Great animation and a mix of original ideas and genuinely profound storytelling make them my favorite animation company. However, I didn’t expect Soul to resonate so deeply with me. This is Pixar at its absolute best. Their greatest achievement since Toy Story 3 - and in my opinion even better than Inside Out also directed by Pete Docter. It amazes me that a film aimed at children can deal with questions about…
One of those rare masterpieces in which the epic scope and tender intimacy of small, revealing moments are kept in perfect balance. Every frame carries a richness in how it’s patiently shot from a distance to the way the actors are meticulously choreographed in relation to their surroundings. The backdrop of ‘60s Taiwan, with its cultural conflict and influences, from Chinese traditions to Elvis Presley and Japanese comics, is brilliantly mirrored in adolescent’s inner turmoil and search for identity, hope and belonging.