oh, the irony


One day after triumphantly announcing that I’d seen all the movies on my list, I learned that there is indeed a 2014 edition! This means I have thirteen new entries to take care of before bragging:

Nostalgia de la luz (2010)
Blancanieves (2012)
The Act of Killing (2012)
وجدة‎ [Wadjda] (2012)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
A Touch of Sin (2013)
American Hustle (2013)
La vie d’Adele – Chapitres 1 et 2 (2013)
Gravity (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Nebraska (2013)
La Grande Bellezza (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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a time to live and a time to die


As of last post, I have finally seen every entry on my combined list of all english and swedish language editions of the book – wow!

So until the next edition is published I will keep on backtracking – there are still a couple of hundred movies left to write about…

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Irréversible (2002)

»Time destroys everything«

A continuously swirling, confusing, searching camera follows destiny’s whims in this suggestive, twisted, and harsh love poem of misguided masculinity.

Several scenes are unnecessarily long, dialogue is sometimes stilted, character behaviour often implausible. Still in my book of urgency, energy, violence, and danger.

»The future is already written«

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backtrack; The birds (1963)


An effective nature’s revenge movie that goes unexplained and therefore unsatisfactory – but also more ominous.

Weird, nervous, suffocating. In my book of movie icons.

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backtrack; What ever happened to Baby Jane? (1962)


Time is on no one’s side in this truly horrid display of bitter envy and devastating rutstuckness.

Chilling and grotesque american gothic. In my book of human decay – mental and physical.

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backtrack; The man who shot Liberty Valance (1962)


Image is most important in this slightly cynical take on western myths such as heroism and progress.

In my book of lies, white or not.

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backtrack; West Side story (1961)


An incomparable – and occasionally cheesy – hit parade that also manages to say some relevant things about the obstacles of immigration and integration.

In my book of shakespearian song and dance tragedies.

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