Karl von Randow

Co-founder of Letterboxd. One-time top reviewer of all time.

Favorite films

  • Commando
  • Interstellar
  • Aliens
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Recent activity

All
  • Gravity

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

  • Interstellar

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    β˜…β˜…β˜…

Recent reviews

More
  • Gravity

    Gravity

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Gravity completed our impromptu triple-bill that started with 2001 and Interstellar. Such a strong film, even with the crappy sound on our $50 TV fighting the air conditioning unit because it’s negative something outside. Not as cold as space though so no complaints.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Child 2 has now completed Interstellar with me. A great achievement. 2001. Interstellar. He’d like to watch Gravity next!

    When comparing the ending of Interstellar with 2001, he pauses, and declares that 2001’s was stranger. I agree.Β 

    TARS and CASE are such a huge part of the film for me. Super cool articulation, and incredible characterisation without feeling unexpected. All the humans are great too. Good luck with the robot colony Brand!

Popular reviews

More
  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    I've bought the DVD, the soundtrack, watched the making of and dreamed about Kelly McGillis more than one time. The film that did more for Air Force enlistments than anything else will do the same for you.

    If you've ever been holding on too tight with a bunch of oiled up dudes then you will lose your edge over Top Gun again and again.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Finally.

    Quite a different film to the first while being such dedicated service to the original that counting the beats builds a crescendo like a standing ovation in the heart of this fan. This isn’t a sequel because there was more to this story. This is a sequel because we wanted more of this story, and they nailed it.

    Cruise wears his age on his sleeve. He pushes so hard, and also enjoys a sit down. He has a new…