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  • Alien

    ★★★½

  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    ★★

  • Human Factors

    ★★★½

  • Despicable Me 3

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  • Koyaanisqatsi

    Koyaanisqatsi

    ★★★★½

    Filmwelt Filmclub #93 - Picked by Kaladin

    While watching Koyaanisqatsi, you can reflect on the individual scenes but at some point, this hypnotic maelstrom takes on a shape that feels similar to a mind-expanding trip. This film opened up a higher level in my mind and made me think of stuff that my subconsciousness otherwise won't allow me to think about. Now I'm sitting here, hypnotized and in a meditative state, drowning in the sound of a score that almost makes me…

  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    ★★★★

    Tangerine follows the story of two sex workers looking for answers and approval on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles. But there is no sign of Christmas spirit, as they drag several people into their problematic daily lives instead. Tangerine is most interesting for its unique visual style since it was shot on three iPhones (5S at the time), but the film has much more to it. 

    “LA is a beautifully wrapped lie.”

    Baker’s direction is genuinely hypnotizing, to say the least.…

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  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    ★★

    More like Gunpowder Milfshake, because that was certainly the best thing about this.

  • Human Factors

    Human Factors

    ★★★½

    Human Rights begins with a single-take scene of a rotating camera in order to proclaim what‘s to come. Everything but ordinary, this Belgian-German family drama with thriller elements convinces with a little twist to it, that I won’t spoil here. 

    Varied camera perspectives achieve to keep the tension continuous and even increase it steadily throughout the entire runtime. I love seeing this subtle creativity combined with the movie’s calmness, which lets the characters' emotions shine through so that you never…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Perception and deception - the development of the Self

    In the following, I will discuss the events of the movie, which will contain a lot of spoilers.

    How do we perceive beauty? We so often view it as a physical thing. Normally beauty is part of the subjectivity of the perceiver but every so often you can see it as an objective feature like color for example, which nonetheless needs to be perceived. So what do we mean by beauty? …

  • Sodomites

    Sodomites

    Apparently I’m now logging porn on Letterboxd at 2:30am.