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  • 8½
  • Bitter Moon
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

they got the best words

3 films

not sure, if that's appropriate, but as this is supposed to be a gushing praise, I think this should be…

  • Jojo Rabbit
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • Lore
  • The Book Thief
  • Downfall

The WWII kitsch One - Holocaust entertainment exploitation

9 films

films, that exploit the Holocaust/WWII times as theme park for tearjerking drama or cheap comedy. pure, shameful irreverence and crossing…

  • The Wire Odyssey
  • What Do You Do All Day?
  • Rick and Morty: Pixelated
  • BoJack Horseman Christmas Special
  • In Face of the Crime

The Illegal One - the revolution will not be televised

17 films

tagline: TV shows {ranked} just a quick list of the shows I've seen. ranked and with copied commentaries. more detailed…

  • Ms .45
  • Miracle Mile
  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints
  • LA 92
  • Deerskin

topsy-turvy proliferations 02/2021

6 films

february 2021 in review

only first-sightings

only 7* or higher

  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
  • School of Rock
  • Green Room
  • The Miracle of Bern

The Rigged Ratings One

7 films

"someone fucked with the algorithm"

sometimes you come across average ratings here, that are hard to believe, considering the quality…

  • Scent of a Woman
  • Bianca
  • Claire's Knee
  • Sliver

20th century movies with creepy white male chauvinists as lead/identification figure

4 films

pre 2000 the film industry was in the stone-cold hands of white males making the rules, and quite an astonishing…

  • Jud Süß
  • Jew Suss: Rise and Fall
  • The Elementary Particles
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The "bad" cynical 0ne - mean-spirited and vicious movies

16 films

i believe that there is a "good" and a "bad" cynism, one that comes out of humanitarian, sensitive, disappointed and/or…

  • Jetzt, nach so viel’ Jahren
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • The Force
  • Rocco
  • I Pay for Your Story

topsy-turvy proliferations 01/2021

10 films

top 10 wild peeing in public in january 2021

only first-sightings

only 7* and higher

  • Shooting Dogs
  • Sometimes in April
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • Blood Diamond
  • Hotel Rwanda

Africa on display - first world imagery of the "black continent"

13 films

a loose collection of commercial movies produced in the US or Europe, that have their stories set in Africa. mainly…

  • The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet
  • Black Medusa
  • Liborio
  • Night of the Kings
  • Drifting

50th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021

40 films

as horrible as the pandemic is for the whole film/art world, there are occasionally "guilty pleasures" coming with it -…

  • Nights of Cabiria
  • 8½
  • La Strada
  • La Dolce Vita
  • City of Women
  • What Women Want
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • And So It Goes
  • Morning Glory

the romantic-sci-fi-fantasy-gonzo-porn One

4 films

an incomplete list of Rom-Coms, in which a narcissistic prick is turned into a decent human being by a woman…