Gil Desmarais

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Watching movies alphabetically, round IV

The question What do we watch? is a tough one to answer. We decided to break out of our self-established, comfortable, filter bubble and started watching movies alphabetically.

Here are the previous rounds:

The alphabetic selection strategy still works fine. However we watched several other movies in the meantime.
Check the recently rated movies page to see which other movies I’ve rated.

Beerfest 2006
1.5 / 5 stars

As a German I can just say: this is pure fiction. Don’t waste your time.

Anyway, when watching, opt for something stronger than beer to bear this flick.

Capharnaüm 2018 Recommendation
4.0 / 5 stars

A kid sueing his parents for neglect. It was filmed without educated actors and thus it appears very real (and it is - read the Trivia on IMDb after watching).

Everest 2015
1.5 / 5 stars
Baltasar Kormákur
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Biography
  • Drama
  • Thriller
IMDb entry
Foxcatcher 2014 Recommendation
3.5 / 5 stars

A strong, dark and calm movie about a true murder. I found the acting to be top-notch; the emotions were transported so well.

Bennett Miller
  • Biography
  • Drama
  • History
  • Sport
IMDb entry
The Lighthouse 2019 Recommendation
3.5 / 5 stars

The Lighthouse was a very special movie. Shot in black and white in a square aspect ratio (yes, it has been produced in 2019). A great set and setting. Very intense, has many twists, it’s haunting. Overall a great movie but not particularly easy to watch (and understand).

Robert Eggers
  • Drama
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Mystery
IMDb entry
Nomadland 2020
2.5 / 5 stars

A boring movie which tries to incorporate too many topics IMHO. I do like quiet films and didn’t expect it to live up to the 3 Oscars it won, but it just didn’t impress me.