Category: Drama

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Barry Lyndon – 1975 – Stanley Kubrick

Barry Lyndon ought to have one of the greatest cover arts of all time! It’s pure genius in its simplicity! Add the fact that it was directed by the late great Stanley Kubrick and it’s almost impossible not to be attracted to see it. For me, I haven’t actually seen it until now. I feel a bit ashamed as I, as a self-proclaimed film expert, should have had it in my frame of reference for many...

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The Gladiator – 1986 – A trip back to nostalgia land

This is yet another movie that I saw several years ago. You know when the VHS rental stores still existed. I don’t think I saw it immediately when it came out, I guess a couple of years later. I remember thinking the cover was awesome and that the movie really didn’t live up to my expectations. In other words, I remember it as a pretty lame movie. But the title was cool – The Gladiator...

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Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance – 2014

I can’t remember how I first got in contact with Birdman. I guess it was some of my friends that recommended it for me. Anyway, I watched it the other day and was blown away for many aspects of it. First of all the pace is very high. It starts right away and at first you don’t have a clue what the hell this is. The story is as complicated as it is simple. We...

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Feed the Light – 2014 – Lokalvårdaren

If you have high hopes when it comes to a movie, or something else for that matter. You usually end up disappointed. Or even very disappointed. In this case the reality is quite the opposite. I thought Feed the Light would be a good film and when I saw I realized that is was more than that. This is not a good film; this is a great film. I would even consider it a masterpiece....

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Mr Holmes – 2015 – Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes

Mr Holmes completely slipped by me. I had not a clue about the film when I saw it used at some second had shop. Of course I realized that this was a fairly new film. The quality of the cover and the condition told me that right away. And there are not many me called Mr Homes either so I figured that the main character would be Mr Sherlock Homes from Baker Street. Then I...

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Crash – 1996 – David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg’s Crash is not to be confused with Paul Haggis Crash from 2004. The former had a great impact on me when it first came out. To say the truth, I was stunned by its boldness and I found it vastly provocative. I was taken with the sexual situations related to car accidents that the main characters. When I re-watched it lately I couldn’t remember most of the plot, and when I was finished...

Grotesque 0

Grotesque - 1988 - low budget morality

I need to make a confession. I’m fascinated by Linda Blairs persona as an actress. Because, let’s be honest, she haven’t made a great performance since the Exorcist in 1973. But she has something that I can’t put my finger on. I enjoy the movies she’s been in. If they’re really low-budget so much the better. In Grotesque she doesn’t have a major part. It’s more like a supporting role or possibly a role just...

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The Hateful Eight – 2016 – Tarantinos eighth film

I will still claim that Quentin Tarantino isn’t a great filmmaker. Many of his films are entertaining to be sure but he’s not a great filmmaker. He is a great imitator of what other already have done before him. And he’s very good with dialog of course. He could write a whole film with just dialog and it would probably be spellbinding. That’s a good quality of course. It doesn’t hurt to select great actors...

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Orca - 1977 - Creature Feature

If you want to find a serious film about animals attacking humans you need to go back in time. Most of those made today is really silly and ridiculous. That doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing of course. But movies that wink at themself and uses every cliché in the book are seldom frightening. For that you’ll have to go back to when these films were made to scare us and not to...

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Behind Convent Walls – 1978 – Walerian Borowczyk

I’ve seen a few movie by Walerian Borowczyk before. I think they’re all more or less kind of difficult to watch. Not because of the adult themes often included in them but for the slow-paced process of the plot. Behind Convent Walls isn’t an exception from that rule. There’s actually not much going on. It’s more like a snapshot of what goes on behind the closed-door of the convent. And let me tell you, there...