Kristian

My Favorite Films change with the season. My rating system is arcane, ineffable, and inconsistent.

Favorite films

  • Speed Racer
  • Locke
  • My Life as a Dog
  • The Matrix Resurrections

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  • Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

  • The Quick and the Dead

    ★★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    ★★★

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    Enjoyed the touches of old Raimi in there. Particularly that one fight concept, and that "final form" Strange takes.

  • Wake in Fright

    Wake in Fright

    ★★★★

    Worst bender of all time?

    It was great to revisit this on the bigger screen at the cinemateque. It's a pretty harrowing watch without being particularly dark or graphic for most of the time. But the kangaroo hunting scenes were harder to watch this time around. Might have something to do with be having been there and seen real life Roos since then.

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  • Blind Spot

    Blind Spot

    ★★★★★

    Holy shit! BLIND SPOT is amazing! A 100 min - one take - agonizing tour de force. From the pinnacle of mundanity it plunges into the deepest pit of trauma. Whatever the polar opposite of a joyride is - this is it. In all its visceral unpleasantness.

    It is a triumph threefold: the best new film I've seen in years, the best single-take film (of the few I've actually seen), and the best Norwegian film - by a wide margin!…

  • The World of Us

    The World of Us

    ★★★★½

    Simultaneously the sweetest and saddest film about bullying. The child actors own it, and the story beats ring very true. Feels like it's written from experience.