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Nils Gollersrud

Writer, cinephile, aspiring polyglot, and amateur wine and cheese connoisseur. I love all kinds of cinema from Criterion arthouse films to trashy exploitation flicks and everything in between. I approach every film with curiosity and intrigue and I’m never short of hot takes. Long live the new flesh.

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Teknolust (2002) Film Review: Digital Love and Desire

Teknolust is a charming, offbeat sci-fi feature that explores the search for love and connection in a world being changed by AI, cloning, and digital tech.

Grand Jeté (2022) Film Review: Hollow Transgressions

Grand Jeté casts an impartial lens on its otherwise transgressive story of an estranged mother and son’s reunion and their ensuing sexual relationship.

Friend of the World (Review): Apocalyptic Meanderings

Friend of the World takes us inside two survivors’ paranoid journey through an apocalypse, but sadly never coalesces into a compelling cinematic vision.

Ennio (Film Review): Meet the Maestro

Ennio is a masterful and passionate piece of documentary filmmaking, serving as the ultimate tribute to one of cinema and music’s greatest icons.

Bloody Oranges (Film Review): Overlapping Transgressions

Bloody Oranges weaves a series of overlapping stories of transgressions and fatal mistakes with a dry, wry sense of dark humor that ultimately leads nowhere.

France (Review): A Journalist and Her Unraveling

France follows the tumultuous personal and professional life of a journalist after an accident threatens her carefully crafted onscreen persona.

Azor: A Mystery that Keeps a Little Too Quiet (Review)

Taking us on an intimate journey into the shady backroom deals of private banking, Azor crafts a beguiling mystery that its restrained filmmaking never quite realizes.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Quintessential Almodóvar (Review)

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown delivers a relentlessly hilarious and delirious story of romantic entanglements, revenge, and spiked gazpacho.

Red Rocket (Cannes Review): An Unwanted Homecoming

Red Rocket follows a charismatic, self-obsessed porn star’s unwanted return to his hometown and his ill-fated attempts to put his life back together.

Titane (Cannes Review): Collisions of Flesh and Steel

Titane offers a daring vision of human-machine sexuality, fractured psyches, and unconventional relationships, although it never coalesces into a cohesive whole.