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2020 Movie Watchlist

In case you haven’t read my 2020 Reading List, here’s the deal: A while ago I updated this sweet little site of mine with reading, watching and currently playing lists respectively. I did so quickly and I did so in an attempt to give this blog more shape and to get a better connection to everyone who may stumble upon it.Well, I felt inspiration strike the other morning and I want to do this a little differently, now: Instead of adding specific titles to the list I’m gonna go more by concept and ideas and general categorizations. This way I hope to expand my horizons a little bit.The world of media is huge and plentiful and there may be series out there I’ve never heard of before. I may only find them by opening myself up to broader options. It may also help me get some recommendations by people who are more familiar with the things I have not yet discovered. So the deal with the 2020 Movie Watchlist is basically the same: I try …

Thoughts on Portrait of a Lady on Fire

I am a huge art buff … And I would probably consider myself an artist as well. Not on a professional level but still. I love creating (Also: Check out my art/penpalling Instagram: @mupfinsmiley_art) and I think it’s one of the most amazing yet most human things to occupy yourself with …The french film Portrait of a Lady on Fire uses this most human of all things to tell an equally human story. Portrait of a Lady on Fire Director: Céline SciammaWriter: Céline SciammaYear: 2019Country: France, ItalyCast: Marianne – Noémie MerlantHélouise – Adèle HaenelSophie – Luàna BajramiLa Comtesse – Valeria Golino Length: 121 min IMdB Plot Summary Young artist Marianne is summoned by a rich Comtesse to paint a wedding portrait of her daughter. She is to spend the days with the young lady – Hélouise – pretending to be her gouverness while secretly painting her. Her subject is about to be wed to a young man, yet the plans have been made against her will. She does not consent to the painting of her …

Thoughts on The VVitch

I finally got to watch a movie I’ve had on my watchlist for some time and I have some thoughts … So here are – without further ado – my Thoughts on The VVitch. The VVitch Director: Robert EggersWriter: Robert EggersYear: 2015Country: America, CanadaCast: Thomasin – Anya-Taylor JoyWilliam – Ralph InesonKatherine – Kate DickieCaleb – Harvey ScrimshawMercy – Ellie GraingerJonas – Lucas Dawson Length: 92 min IMDb The VVitch – Plot Summary After being banished from their community a puritan family settles out to make their own future. The seven incredibly devout family members settle near a dark, mysterious forrest and try to fend for themselves. After a while their crops start failing and what should have been a new life full of hope and success turns sour soon: The family turns on each other, blaming it all on the witch living in the nearby woods … The VVitch – New England Madness I have never been to New England. I know nothing about New England. But it sure feel like it’s a beautifully creepy …

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Post of the Month – January 2020

Good Morning, evening or afternoon, friends.
I thought I might start some new things in 2020 – even though I am not entirely sure of what all of those may be – but here is one of the new things I’m trying: I want to put my month into a blog post – which would then make twelve posts a year – for you to read and enjoy.
I’m not sure, what this Post of the Month will include but I am feeling like using it as some sort of way to look back and reflect on all sorts of things: It’s gonna be a little personal, I may include things I’ve achieved each month, I may talk about products I used and liked, new revelations, plans, movies, games, music or updates on projects all of those things.
Secondly, I’d like to include some future-oriented content: What are my plans, what’s my watchlist? That sort of stuff.
I am starting with my Post of the Month – January 2020 and figure things out along the lines …

Thoughts on The Lighthouse

But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean. H.P.Lovecraft Darkness lies within all of us. And if there’s one thing that brings it out perfectly it’s loneliness and isolation. Let’s dive deeper into: The Lighthouse The Lighthouse Director: Robert EggersWriter: Robert Eggers, Max EggersYear: 2019Country: America, CanadaCast: Ephraim Winslow – Robert PattinsonThomas Wake – Willem Dafoe Length: 110 min Plot Summary Where and how do I start? What is actually happening in this movie is actually hard to grasp and even harder to describe. To this day I am not quite sure what I actually witnessed. That is part of the experience though. So I recommend you still keep an open mind. This is why I will only give a very short, very rudimentary summary: A young man takes a job with a reclusive lighthouse keeper all the way out at sea. The men don’t necessarily get along. The rough forces of nature, as well as the isolation, don’t necessarily make life easier …

Thoughts on Parasite

The town I live in has something very great about it: Each month they show not-so-mainstream movies away from the huge cinema in town. For someone from a small city that is amazing. When the most indie and artsy thing you usually get to see is Endgame … That is amazing. So: What did my friends and I do? We took advantage of that, of course and went to see Parasite a while back … And holy shit. What a film!Here’s my thoughts on Parasite! Parasite Director: Boon Joon-HoWriter: Boon Joon-HoYear: 2019Country: South KoreaCast: Song Kang-ho: Kim Ki-taekLee Sun-kyun: Park Dong-ikJo Yeo-jeong: Yeon-kyoJang Hye-jin: Chung-sookPark So-dam: Kim Ki-jungChoi Woo-shik: Kim Ki-wooJeong Ji-so: Park Da-hyeJung Hyun-joon: Park Da-songLee Jung-eun: Gook Moon-gwang Park Myung-hoon: Geun-se Length: 132 Minutes Parasite – Plot Summary The Kim family lives in poverty: Crammed in a basement, no money to pay for necessities, no proper jobs … With their son Ki-woo’s friend Min arrives an opportunity: Min wants Ki-Woo to take over his tutoring student Park Da-Hye while he’s away abroad. Ki-Woo …

On “Marvel Movies aren’t Cinema” and why not every film has to be high art

Recently Martin Scorsese’s been making some waves … No, nobody’s remaking Taxi Driver … The legend-filmmaker has been quoted saying: “Marvel Movies aren’t cinema” and the nerds are out for revenge. Now, to be fair: Nobody seems to be quoting everything he’s said to Empire magazine. As soon as you reed the full quote a lot of things get a lot clearer: “I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.” Martin Scorsese to Empire Magazine Now there’s a lot to unpack here and I had alot of thoughts over the last couple of days … I’ve posted some on twitter but I thought I’d take some time out of my day to get into some more detail. Marvel Movies aren’t Cinema As I’ve tweeted: Marvel movies aren’t …