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KasperL

Criticker Zealot - 5999 Film Ratings

Member Since: Oct 21, 2007

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Bio: My ratings explained:

95-100: Masterpieces and favorites
85-90: I loved it
75-80: Recommended
70: I liked it quite a bit
60: Pretty good
55: Average (or, I'm undecided)
40-50: Watchable
30: Bad
20: Terrible
0-10: Hopeless and/or offensive

I post all of my mini-reviews to letterboxd.com/KasperL, and I keep track of my favorite films at fb.com/favoritefilms
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90 97% Her (2013) - Feb 27, 2014
"Sweet and emotional. The type of science fiction that I love: Jonze picks up on trends in our society that we're all subjected to to some extent - then he extrapolates. The near-future he imagines is believable and food for thought, and the way he treats his subjects, love and connection, commendably nuanced. Add award worthy acting, beautiful photography and a score by Arcade Fire and the result is, well, wonderful. This should prove a contemporary classic, and one that I plan to revisit often."
96 99% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - May 17, 2011
"One film to rule them all. Compared to the following parts this is smaller in scale. Instead, the magnitude of the quest is conveyed through the pitch-perfect telling of the fascinating myth (Blanchett's narration is amazing). So sit back, marvel at Jackson's epic realization of Tolkien's world, Shore's beautiful score and the fine performances all round (McKellen is Gandalf the Grey), and let around 3½ hour fly by. It's as good as fantasy gets. About as good as filmmaking gets, actually."
90 97% Coco (2017) - Mar 01, 2018
"Beautiful, both visually and thematically, and simply a joy to watch."
30 11% Dark Shadows (2012) - May 13, 2012
"Lazy and unfunny. (Not entirely unlike this mini-review)"
100 99% City of God (2003) - Oct 21, 2007
"This amazing movie takes my breath away. A coming-of-age story, ambitiously raveled into numerous other plot strands, together forming a raw portrayal of crime and corruption in the favelas and of the inhabitants' dreams of power, escape, love etc. It's masterfully told and feels very authentic, yet all the while showcasing groundbreaking stylistic tricks. 'City of God' is my favorite movie of all time."
90 97% District 9 (2009) - Aug 23, 2009
"Science fiction is, for me, all about the world that is created. More often than not it is the vision as a whole, rather than the plot, that sticks - and what a world Blomkamp creates here! Nevermind the allegory, this is about faultlessly realized aliens and mindblowingly cool weaponry. It's pure fun and, for once, a mockumentary framing device works very well, meshing seamlessly with the mindless action. Oh, and Copley does a great job, too, as the weird but loveable Wikus."
90 97% Winter Sleep (2014) - Jan 15, 2015
"Excellent from beginning to end. The play-like dialogues are flawlessly acted, and they stay captivating because of the brilliant writing which intertwines the complex study of an interesting character with relevant observasions on human psychology, ethical conundrums and class differences."
98 99% Rick and Morty (2013) - Mar 01, 2018
"Ooh wee! Roiland and Harmon's series throw more brilliant ideas at us per episode than any other TV show I have seen, animated or otherwise, and it deals much more intelligently with the science fiction concepts it explores than most of the best films in the genre do. And it's really, really, really funny. (3 seasons)"
60 51% The Sound of Music (1965) - Mar 11, 2011
"♫ pre-dict-able plot-lines and chea-sy ro-man-ces ♫ o-ver-hyped clas-sics and mu-si-cal dan-ces ♫ wild-ly an-noy-ing small chil-dren who sing ♫ that will ne-ver be my fa-vo-rite thing (... but, hey, on the other hand, it's hard to truly hate this.)"
55 40% Dunkirk (2017) - Jul 20, 2017
"Impersonal. It's by design, but it's a mistake. For 'Dunkirk' plays more like a disaster movie than a war movie, and I needed a character to latch on to. Between Nolan's admittedly effective visual bombardments of my senses, and whenever Zimmer's woefully distracting and catastrophically overused score pulled me out of the experience, I found myself getting frustrated that I was unable to connect with it. Skillful though the editing may be, it fails to disguise the fact that the story is so-so."