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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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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'?""
100 99% Fight Club (1999) - Feb 02, 2012
"If it were possible to reexperience one film for the first time, I'd choose this. In terms of style Fincher is obviously peerless. The fusion of his edginess and wry humor with Pahlaniuk's discerning social commentary is dangerously perfect. Norton is utterly brilliant (beating himself up routine, voice-over) and - once you've gotten over the most knockout-awesome use of unreliable narration ever - the quality of his performance adds poignancy to what underneath all the attitude is a love story."
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."
85 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - Feb 03, 2018
"The best new film that I have seen in quite a while. It's incredibly well-directed (shame on you, Academy), really funny and, to my surprise, rather poignant at times. So basically, if this film was a man, it would be the man!"
100 99% Primer (2004) - Aug 13, 2010
"Never have I been so attentive and challenged during a first viewing. Pieces to the puzzle are there in plain sight and only one is missing, the one also unattainable by the protagonists, leaving some wiggleroom for further hypotheses. Given that the field of possibilities in a time travel movie is so immense, Carruth's most impressive accomplishment is actually that the meticulousness of his astonishingly complex narrative allows for a very precise reconstruction of "prior" events. Pure genius."
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."
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."
85 93% AlphaGo (2017) - Jul 11, 2018
"As it might very well spell doom for mankind (for an interesting take on this subject, check out Arthur Kroker's great book 'Technology and the Canadian Mind'), the stakes are obviously high when it comes to the implications of creative machines. First and foremost, however, this doc is ripe on human drama, and that makes it a very engaging and entertaining watch. Go is my favorite game, but even if you aren't familiar with it, this is definitely worth adding to the top of your Netflix queue."
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."