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Favorite films

  • Bye Bye Braverman
  • Dr. No
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
  • The Night They Raided Minsky's

Recent activity

  • The New Land


  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise


  • The Iron Claw


  • The Gold


Pinned reviews

  • I, Claudius

    I, Claudius


    More consistent than Game of Thrones - with a far more decent ending, I, Claudius is another 1970s landmark of BBC television. The series is based on Robert Graves' novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God, novels about the life and times of Emperor Claudius (10 BC - AD 54). Claudius was a stammerer, nicknamed Clau-Clau-Claudius - someone his family - now called the Julio-Claudian Dynasty - would never have expected to sit on the throne of Rome. He survived…

  • Oppenheimer



    Someone here duly noted that I rarely give a film five stars, but here we are. In his impressive biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer, superbly played by Cillian Murphy, the 'father of the atomic bomb', Christopher Nolan gives us a glimpse into the tortured brain of the scientist who knew that the world had changed forever after his invention. Oppenheimer is also the story of a man who saw realistic dangers where others saw profit and political opportunity. This film…

Recent reviews

  • The Miracle Worker

    The Miracle Worker


    The film was made at a time when sign language was strongly discouraged - the deaf (and hard of hearing) had to learn to speak and it often happened that in certain schools - both in Europe and the USA - there were physical punishments for the use of sign language. The Miracle Worker is one of the most impressive films I've seen. The story of the education of Helen Keller, who is still appealing to this day, is impressive…

  • Darling



    I just watched this because it's in Rosamund Pike's Favorite Four films.

Popular reviews

  • Black Book

    Black Book


    Paul Verhoeven grew up during the Second World War in The Hague, which was bombed on 3 March 1945. "I will not be able to release myself from the war," Verhoeven said in 2008 to Elsevier Magazine about the influence of the war on his later life and films, in which violence regularly predominates. "As a child I saw the bombing, dead people lying on the street. These are penetrating memories. That determines your world view. It is therefore no…

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West


    Once upon a time when I was fourteen going on fifteen, my dad took me to Antwerp, Belgium. It took us 2.5 hours to get there. We visited Antwerp before. but my mum was always there as well. This time, it was a guy's trip. I hoped we went to visit the Zoo again, but instead we walked to an old cinema with just one room. The cinema is gone by now, but the memory is still alive: it was…