Mandy (2018) and its Play on the Role of Evil and the Supernatural in Horror

The latest movie of Panos Cosmatos, a companion piece (both set in 1983) to his earlier Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010). And it scores as many 1’s (“the actors are not even attractive!”) as 10’s (“cinematographic masterpiece!”) on IMDb. The opening credits and music had me instantly. The font, the color red, the flickering and… Read More Mandy (2018) and its Play on the Role of Evil and the Supernatural in Horror

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), a failed clash of dimensions

The third Cloverfield, again a completely different take on the same event. However, it is the first Cloverfield movie I would recommend to skip. The Cloverfield Paradox is set in a space station, where the Shepard – a particle accelerator – is tested. The Shepard should theoretically be able to supply earth with abundant energy,… Read More The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), a failed clash of dimensions

Dieter

I was talking to Ana in a crowded coffee place when someone who seemed way too big for the little tables joined us. ‘Hi!’ Ana said. ‘This is Dieter.’ I smiled to him, he said hi, and he threw his phone between Ana and me. Ana picked it up and scrolled through his messages, obviously… Read More Dieter