Daniel Pietzsch

Movies I've watched

Often with short reviews.

Queen & Slim

Directed by Melina Matsoukas

A first date takes a fateful turn when a racist cop stops the two for a minor traffic violation. The cop ends up dead. They flee, and a days-long chase through the US ensues.

This film is very much fitting regarding the current #blacklivesmatter movement. It showcases on a few occasions how black people feel about the police; and how one might react when the police is rather considered an enemy than a friend.

It’s also a film about loneliness, companionship, trust and love.

Thumbs up!


Wrong

Directed by Quentin Dupieux

An absurd film. And pretty funny. Music and sounds are ace. I liked the visuals, too, because the rendition of the used lens(es) looked pretty “classic” to me – and I like “classic”. Apparently the writer/director Quentin Dupieux has some sort of cult status. I didn’t know him until this.


Trainspotting T2

Directed by Danny Boyle

More nostalgia than anything else. Was ok. Wouldn’t watch again.


Lost Highway

Directed by David Lynch

Given that Nicole is a huge David Lynch fan, it’s surprising I haven’t watched this in full until recently. And I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great Lynch-y-en atmosphere and strangeness. Would watch again.


Knives Out

Directed by Rian Johnson

Well-written and filmed Cluedo/whodunnit-type movie. With star-cast. Awesome!


Night on Earth

Directed by Jim Jarmusch

I seem to really enjoy Jim Jarmusch’s movies. This was no exception. It’s an episode film about Taxi drivers in various famous cities in the same night at the same time. Not all episodes were equally good, but overall a very entertaining endeavour. Armin Mueller-Stahl in the New York episode is hilarious!


Blue Ruin

Directed by Jeremy Saulnier

Now-hobo takes revenge for the killing of his parents, after the killer has been released from prison. He’s a complete amateur – yet very bad-ass – and gets into a fight with the killer’s whole family. Suspenseful. Thumbs up!


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Directed by Martin McDonagh

Remarkable movie that manages to be very funny while also addressing several very serious topics such as rape, murder, suicide and racism – and still dealing with them in a serious way. Top!


The Invisible Man

Directed by Leigh Whannell

Said “man” faked his death and now terrorises his (ex-)wife. Not really bad. But not really good, either. It’s probably a little better than I thought it would be. Still: not really recommended.