Tag Archives: 1990s
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.
Den eneste ene (1999) One of the freshest feel-good films I’ve seen for quite a while, with odd characters and a lingering cinematographic style that creates a special mood. Rather predictable storywise and far too simplistic resolutions, but I suppose that comes with the … Continue reading
Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα [Eternity and a day] (1998) Abyss. Fragrant. Dew. Stream. Nightinggales. Sky. Wave. Lake. Unknown. Scent. Moonstruck. – I left all as a draft. A painstaking – sometimes painful – reflection on memories and the present, … Continue reading
Insomnia (1997) Main lead Stellan Skarsgård is superbly convincing as haunted and morally ambiguous police investigator in this »inverted noir«, set in the eternal sunlight of arctic summer. Very effective. In my book of chance, mistakes, and guilt.