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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 …

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 …

Hidden Gems: The Cave

Life has been stressfull the last couple of months and I have not been as productive as I had hoped. But breaks also enable me to think about the content that I’d like to make: I have many ideas buzzing through my head but I’ll have to start small. So I decided to introduce a new – possible – series: Hidden Gems. I’d love to shine a spotlight on underestimated, forgotten or underappreciated game. Games I just recently discovered, games I think are poorly know, games I fell in love with. So I’m starting today – introducing: The Cave Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore The Cave! The Cave – Steam Page And that is exactely what you get to do after a short – yet hilarious exposition. You see… … the titular cave is alive. Somewhat – they are a cave afterall – and functions as the narrator for the game. If you want them to they’ll give you a short introduction about …

Some Thoughts on Actual Sunlight

I recently finished playing Actual Sunlight. It’s not the longest game or the prettiest game and you probably never heard of it to begin with ( I mean, if you have, good on you!). But all that fits in perfectly well with the game itself and its protagonist: Actual Sunlight is not a happy game. It’s a game about depression and loneliness. The short description on steam reads: Take a walk on the thin line between hope and despair in Actual Sunlight: A short interactive story about love, depression and the corporation. Disclaimer Steam also gives a disclaimer: The game is not supposed to be played by people under 18 and I think that’s a very important thing to note: It contains strong language, sexual allusions and – obviously – references to depression and suicide. I am not sure if I’d say it’s not made for players under 18 … I feel like we usually underestimate children’s and especially teenager’s capacities to deal with these sorts of topics. But please be a little self aware: …