Category: Drama

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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...

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Grotesque – 1988 – Linda Blair

I need to make a confession. I’m fascinated by Linda Blair’s persona as an actress. Because let’s be honest, she hasn’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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Joker – 2019

When Joker hit the fan it was an immediate hit. It seemed like everybody just loved it instantly. I was, of course, curious about it but I didn’t jump as high as everyone else seemed to do. I bided my time and had no hurries seeing it. There are so many movies to see anyway (and so little time). But, I finally got around to see it and I was overwhelmed by the performance of...

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Human Zoo – 2020 – Reality Show horror

What dragged me into watching Human Zoo was more or less the cover art. It’s really something else. And the title, it seems like the world’s best reality show, right? Or, if not the best, the most brutal and degenerate ever? I was sure intrigued! What happens is, a number of people applies to be part of a totally new concept of reality TV. They will all be locked away alone and the point is...

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Girl in the Box – 2016 – Based on a True Story

Girl in the Box is based on a true story. It’s always uncertain how many facts and how much fiction there are in films like this but in hindsight, it seems pretty legit if you ask me. I think that the torture bits are a little toned down though. Maybe not compared to the reality behind the movie but compared to other movie violence. Most of it is kept off-screen and you’ll have to imagine...