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KasperL

Criticker Zealot - 6134 Film Ratings

Member Since: Oct 21, 2007

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Age: 36

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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95 98% The Tree of Life (2011) - Sep 21, 2011
"An original and often mesmerizing coming-of-age ode, providing intimacy and personal perspective. McCracken is brilliant. Malick and Lubezki stunningly let us share his childhood, presenting family dynamics, formative years and the beauty of enjoying everyday life. The setup about ways of living seems reductive initially but they are, I gather, merely ideals thrust upon Jack, serving as a tool for organizing his trip down memory lane. I'll choose the way of grace and forgive the nature sequence."
99 99% The Thick Of It (2005) - Oct 20, 2016
"One of my top 3 favorite tv series of all time. The writing of the mindblowingly high number of acidic jokes per minute (delivered by a hilarious ensemble in the breakneck fashion of old screwball comedies) is simply unparalleled."
99 99% Memento (2001) - Sep 24, 2009
"Telling the story backwards is a brilliant device, not only because it makes for excellent suspense and surprises but especially because you take part in the mystery in a way similar to the protagonist who, as a result of his condition, is also disorientated and confused. The game cast and a neat twist seal the deal; this was, deservedly so, an instant classic."
85 93% Manchester by the Sea (2016) - Jan 23, 2017
"A kick in the guts. The story structure (flashbacks triggered by places and memories) is elegant, and Affleck - who owns the role as a chronically devastated wreck of a man - almost surpasses his work in 'The Assassination of Jesse James...'. By the way, if 'Manchester by the Sea' has you buttered up for even more pain and awkwardness and raw emotion, then look no further than Lonergan's previous work, 'Margaret'."
95 98% The Browning Version (1951) - Nov 19, 2017
"Blew me away. Both the script and Redgrave's performance are sublime."
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)"
98 99% The Prestige (2006) - Jul 24, 2012
"Amazing and intricate story about obsession and deception. Each time I revisit Nolan's sly, moody, well-acted genrebender, I love it more. Knowing the tricks up his sleeve, one appreciates all the setups and misdirections. Alert first-time viewers will be able to predict some twists and turns of the plot but knowing Borden's secret early doesn't deflate the suspense, and resting on the belief that you've figured out the mystery should help pull the rug on you later. One of my all-time favorites."
100 99% City of God (2002) - 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% Let the Right One In (2008) - Feb 07, 2010
"Truly original. Perfectly balanced. The mix of vampire-horror with a coming-of-age story of a bullied boy proves very potent because supernatural happenings to Oskar seem not that much more violent and weird than the everyday life of growing up. The kids are as great as the cinematography is brilliant. A wonderful surprise and the best film of 2008."
20 4% Suicide Squad (2016) - Nov 19, 2017
"I can imagine the advertising department trying to come up with a good tagline at a meeting after having just been subjected to the lousy finished product. Several moments of tense silence pass by, and then finally, following a sigh of utter resignation, the intern raises a hand and ventures a desperate suggestion: "Well, guys, those Honest Trailers are really popular, you know ... How about we simply go with 'Worst Heroes Ever'?""