I probably spend too much time here reading up what you guys think of films I just watched.
Usually, I have a certain disdain for movies that dreamily celebrate The Magic of Cinema, yet this did work for me. It is more of a love letter to odd late night horror screenings than anything else. And once the demonic theatre starts attacking its audience, Lamberto Bava spares no effort to present inventive kills in this endearingly awkward hotchpotch of a splatter film. A use of a certain kind of blades made me clap, as I was sitting there…
What's Your Number? 2011
Mary Poppins, The Sound Of Music and Pete's Dragon are three wholesome family movies I did not manage to watch on the last weeks of my Disney+ subscription. I did watch this, though.
And most shameful of all, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Going in, I expected a lazy and cynical cashgrab, a good ol' romcom swindle - like Katherine Heigl used to star in. At some moments, What's Your Number is just that. But more often than not,…
Damn this movie! It has really gotten under my skin. I have first heard of this film from a fellow student, who never struck me as a cinephile, and I was sure that he was describing a snuff film to me. As it turned out, I was just unaware of what was going on with The New French Extremity at the time.
From its first moments on this movie makes it quite clear that it takes place in a drab…
The Greasy Strangler 2016
So many naked butts and penisses! The latter are mostly prosthetics, I think? As repulsive as it gets sometimes, it is a film that feels like the result of a million odd yet deliberate choices - and I can always respect that. Also, it may be grotesque and diagusting to look at, but I think the director knew at all times where to draw the line to still make it hilariously funny. Or maybe I'm just too far gone by…
On the drive home my mate and I put it this way: It's like going on a blind date with a person who you already know you are going to like a lot. You are ready to get your heart taken by storm and to fall in love head over heels. Then Dune shows up at the bar and tells you right away that it wants to take it extremely slow and for you to first get to know its…
Well, this is a Jordan Peele film, alright. And much like his other two I liked it, I think? To me his films are on the one hand a little frustrating and on the other highly fascinating. I attended a packed pre-pre-premiere, now that the film is finally coming over the pond. I'll first get the technical aspect's over with: van Hoytema's cinematography is beautiful and the sound design is eerie and obscure.
The film really had me in its…