The Vampire Diaries
Automatically track what you’re watching
Join a community with a new generation of fans

Sign in with Google
Join the community
Please enter all the fields
Please enter a correct Email
Yahoo emails are not allowed
This Email is already registered in Simkl
Name too short
Password is too short
You can choose a password length of not more than 50 characters. Do not forget to switch keyboard layout to the English. Do not choose a password too simple, less then 4 characters, because such a password is easy to find out. Allowed latin and !@#$%^&*()_-+=., characters
Create Free Account
Already have an account?  Enter  
Welcome back!
Please enter all the fields
Incorrect login or password entered
Sign In
Forgot your password?
Don’t have an account?  Create Account  
Forgot your password?
Please enter your Email
This Email is not registered in Simkl
Failed to send email, try again later
Don't worry. It's easy to reset.

Please enter your Simkl username or E-mail from your account to start the password recovery process.
Reset Password
We have sent instructions to the email address you provided during signup. Please follow the link from the email to continue.


Reads 15
Total reads

Review of Europa
by Crim
Posted on June 30th, 2020
Positive 8
Overall Rating
so noir it shines with it. from the hypnotic (literally) intro to the very end, this is style, style, style, and it didn't even bother me that i often couldn't tell what it all meant - not the scene themselves, those were clear, the stylistic choices. it was so wonderful, i basked in the pleasure of it even as the credits rolled and i realized i had no idea what "message" there was, how i should take that ending (i did have some thoughts at the moment, but it was a muted reaction.) notes: * most embarrassing: soon after it started, i paused and checked that i was really watching this and not, somehow, a 50s movie. * my thoughts during the final scenes: while leopold snapping was excruciatingly built up, it played out as a mix of tantrum-throwing posturing, empty triumph, and cluelessness. while the germans were stuck in petty regulations, concerned with appearances while the rules were easily violated by corruption, when leopold snaps free and grabs the gun, he acts like someone who hasn't lived the war, a man who "has had enough" only due to his previously fortunate circumstances - that scene says as much about americans as the role the military was shown to play in the entire rest of the movie. (it was also blissfully free of manpain, always a plus nowadays.) * the use of color was splendid, and utterly confounded me. i had thoughts on it as i was watching, and discarded them. maybe this is something for a rewatch. maybe it's as simple as "wherever von trier saw fit to use it". it looks fantastic, so i'd be totally content with just that.

Was this review helpful to you?
Add Comments
Newest Oldest Top Replies Top comments Top Memos Most Helpful Most Likes
Add Comment
Photo, Meme or GIF
Topic is a specific subject of discussion.
Optional, please keep it short.
Drop image files here or click to upload
max 10MB photo or 2MB GIF
Add photo or GIF from web

How to add photo or GIF from web:

You can paste URL of the image inside your comment and it will be automatically converted into the image when reading the comment.
Find a GIF
Create a Meme

How to add a video:

To add a video paste video url directly into your comment. Example:
Do not post links to copyrighted video content (TV Episodes, Movies). Share them privately if needed.
English only please. Home rules.

Share this page with your friends and followers:
Become a Pro or a VIP member
and unlock premium perks
Simkl has apps for Android, iOS, Chrome,
Windows, Kodi, Plex and more!
Simkl automatically tracks what you’re watching, tells you how many episodes you’ve missed, and connects you to what your friends are into.
82,718 TV Shows
10,702 Anime
523,577 Movies
1,979,516 Members
Start tracking what you watch
Sign Up with Google
Sign Up with Email