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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 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 …

Let’s get spooky! Halloween recommendations.

The spookiest day of the year has finally arrived, which to me means: Let’s have a scary good time, my dearest of friends!I thought I’d celebrate this most frightful time of times with some Halloween recommendations. These are merely subjective so you know … No hate. And feel free to leave your scary-time favourites in the comments or on my Social Media. Serial Killers – Parcast Network [Podcast] Now I’m a sucker for true crime. I’ve newer really been scred of clowns, ghosts or gholies … But real life monsters? Yes. After all: Psychology is the scariest of diciplines (right after media studies, of course). Like many – I am really interested in what makes people … peolpe. What makes them think, do, feel … what makes them turn to darkness? This podcast explores exactely that. Diving into the minds and souls of serial killers, exploring their youth and their deeds. Now the podcasts goal is not to explain away the deeds but simply to inform. The research is amazing – even though none of …