Rolf

teacher and film (list) buff,
loves Columbo, Japanese Cinema
70s Italian Euro Crime & Michael Mann
GGtMC & Row Three & Silva and Gold

Favorite films

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Kamome Diner
  • Thief
  • Heat

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  • The Actress and the Poet

    ★★★

  • Otakus in Love

    ★★★

  • The Masseurs and a Woman

    ★★★½

  • Lovely Devils

    ★★★

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  • The Actress and the Poet

    The Actress and the Poet

    ★★★

    An unsuccessful poet who lives with an actress and does all the housework is exploited by his neighbors as he's too kind to say no to them. One day his wife has enough of that...
    Despite the theme of serious domestic issues, Mikio Naruse keeps his story rather light-hearted and small-scaled. We follow a handful of neighbors and their dynamics which mostly have women as those in charge of the households who kick their husband's asses.
    Sadly, the movie sees…

  • Otakus in Love

    Otakus in Love

    ★★★

    The twisty-turny love story of Koino (Wakana Sakai), a manga artist and cosplay fetishist and Mon (Ryuhei Matsuda), a manga rock (as in stone) artist...
    A very silly, overly quirky romcom which has its moments but was too over the top for my taste. I guess it helps if you are into the manga culture as the movie most certainly felt like one (as far as I can judge) but also added lots of meta elements and that rock fetish…

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  • Vengeance

    Vengeance

    ★★★★★

    After his son-in-law and grandchildren are murdered by triads Costello (Johnny Hallyday) promises his daughter who survived the hit badly injured to avenge the act. He seeks out hitmen to help him as he suffers from increasing memory loss which will complicate things for him...
    After having watched VENGEANCE a second time I now am happy to say that I finally - after six years - found a new entry for my top 10 movies of all time. VENGEANCE for…

  • Pusher 3

    Pusher 3

    ★★★★½

    Things become very stressful for mob boss Milo (Zlatko Buric) as he has to deal with disrespectful business partners, deals going wrong, trying to stay clean of drugs while trying to host his daughter's birthday party...
    PUSHER 3 marks Nicolas Winding Refn's masterpiece. Told in the stretch of only one day/night it strongly recalls Scorsese's AFTER HOURS as Buric's character gets deeper and deeper into trouble having to juggle way too many balls at the same time. As Mikkelsen in…