Category: Drama

Big Eyes 0

Big Eyes – 2014 – Lost Tim Burton flick

Before you say anything. Of course, this isn’t a lost film in that sense. It’s more that I have completely and utterly missed it. I found it in a used bin in a second-hand shop a few days ago and was surprised that I didn’t know about it. Since Tim Burton and his movies are favorites of mine I thought that I had to do something about it. So, I bought it and put Big...

The Believers 0

The Believers – 1987 – Satanic Cult of sorts

I saw The Believers under another title in the late 80’s. I was pretty impressed by it but since the title was in Swedish I didn’t know what movie it really was. Of course, I could have investigated at any given time. At least since internet and IMdB came into my life. After a while I totally forgot about it too. For some reason, the film surfaced in my mind and I felt that I...

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Labyrinth of Lies – 2014 – A story of Auschwitz

Labyrinth of Lies is yet another movie that I knew nothing about. I became interested in it solely because of the cover and the swastika in particular. This led me to assume that the story-line would be about someone doing investigations about Nazi connections and were led into circles by lies from various people. I wasn’t so wrong. This is basically what Labyrinth of Lies is about. We get to follow this prosecutor who for...

Black Mama, White Mama 0

Black Mama, White Mama – 1973 – boobies and prison

There are so many movies, so little time. With that said I can also confess that I didn’t see Black Mama, White Mama prior to this. It was my first experience with it. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen any films with Pam Grier before. I might be wrong of course since my memory isn’t was it used to be. But it doesn’t matter anyway. Black Mama, White Mama remains a cult classic regardless...

7 days 0

7 Days – 2010

Dr. Bruno Hamel and his wife see their 8-year old daughter walking off on her own. That’s the last they see of her, at least while she’s still alive. She’s found a couple of days later raped and murdered! Her parents lose themselves with grief and start to blame each other for the terrible crime. They should have looked after her and they should have done this or that. A few days go by and...

Barry Lyndon 0

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...

The Gladiator 0

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...

Birdman 0

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...

Feed the Light 0

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....

Mr Holmes 0

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...