Tag Archives: 1990s
Restraint without release. Solemn and sad about work ethics, appeasement politics, and repressed emotions. Too literary, too long, and too much of a construction with all cogs in full view. Exquisite in many aspects, but still not in my book … Continue reading
It’s a brave decision to use Shakespeare’s theatrical renaissance language in a »contemporary« movie. However, it inevitably slows down the events and makes everything less emotionally engaging – and also harder to understand. Nevertheless, this one deserves a round of … Continue reading
– Politics and crime, they’re the same thing. Too long, slow, and clumsy – but still far better than its reputation! For example, I have no problems at all with the heavily criticized acting of Sofia Coppola. The dramatic climax … Continue reading
A reasonably decent B movie premise is more or less completely wrecked by clunky acting, cheap sets, grainy footage, low pace, and weak action. The music is ok, though. Supposedly also known as Legion of the night – avoid under … Continue reading
Ο εργένης [The bachelor] (1997) Unusual love/crime story of sorts, chronicling the gradual descent of one chosen man. Highly ironic and only partially resolved. Not in my book of unwilling providers.
Eggs (1995) Intrusion, incapability, (in)dependence. Slow and absurd kitchen sink comedy with unexpected, largely unexplained horror story details. An enjoyable and somewhat disturbing mystery. Maybe in my low-key book of remote brethren.
Nattevagten (1994) Uneven, unlikely, sometimes unsettling. Good but not great thriller with far too many obvious clues and cheesy plot twists. Slick, stylish, effective – competent craftsmanship, though hardly in my book of law.