• Into the Night (Review)

    European TV shows are usually much more grounded and tame than their North American counterparts, which often revel in doomsday scenarios and, much too often, saving the world opportunities. The latter also usually have a clear distinction between the […]

    Jun 3, 2020
    Julian A. Leu
  • The Lighthouse (Review)

    A few years ago, The Witch became a reference point in my very short list of horror films I really, really like – which is short not because I don’t watch a lot of horror movies, but because so […]

    Jan 18, 2020
    Julian A. Leu
  • Parasite (Review)

    I’ve often reiterated the idea that Cannes Film Festival is much more appreciative of true filmmaking quality than the mainstream film awards, or at a very minumum than the Academy Awards. I am curious to see, based on the […]

    Nov 11, 2019
    Julian A. Leu
  • Under the Tree (Review)

    The most recent World Happiness Index lists Iceland as the fourth happiest country in the world. Suffice to say, Under the Tree doesn’t exactly delve into that optimism, and instead focusses heavily on feuds, misunderstandings and outright hatred. It’s […]

    Aug 21, 2019
    Julian A. Leu
  • Chernobyl (Review)

    Ever since the Chernobyl NPP disaster more than 33 years ago, there has been a steady flow of media that either chronicles the events, or attempts to build stories out of the aftermath of the events. There have been […]

    Jun 9, 2019
    Julian A. Leu
  • The Guilty (Review)

    Years ago, I watched Locke and was completely blown away by it. The film by Steven Knight took place exclusively inside of a moving car with a single passenger, played by Tom Hardy. And despite this apparent limitation in […]

    Mar 12, 2019
    Julian A. Leu
  • Leave No Trace (Review)

    Nowadays, the idea of people living isolated existences, mostly cut off from the rest of the world, surviving by themselves in valleys or forests, seems rather alien to most of us. Despite the fact that alongside their long evolutionary […]

    Dec 16, 2018
    Julian A. Leu
  • The Clovehitch Killer (Review)

    ‘Curiosity killed the cat’ is a piece of wisdom that virtually all of us should be familiar with. And if we are, we probably also know that curiosity is not a cat exclusive trait – it’s likewise a very […]

    Dec 1, 2018
    Julian A. Leu
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