Tag Archives: 2000s

Hairspray (2007)

– I wish every day was Negro Day! A jolly musical about dancing – and racial tension? Well why not, considering that this is based on an eighties movie by cult director John Waters. Simplistic and more than a little … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Cheesy, old-fashioned, juvenile, and intentionally goofy. More embarrassing than entertaining. People behave illogically and stupidly, and often act hideously out of character – Peter Parker’s »hip« emo look being especially laughable. There is also too many different complications for one … Continue reading

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Milk (2008)

– I’m here to recruit you. Hope, perseverance, change, and fortuity. – Fellow degenerates. The conservative mindset on show here was a depressing surprise, like something from the fifties rather than from the seventies. That similar prejudice still exists is … Continue reading

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It’s all about love (2002)

– Apparently it’s the heart. »The lovers met…«, the brother said, never completing the sentence. – I don’t want to fly. I am not an angel. A peculiar, suggestive, ominous combination of relationship drama and thriller, set in a very … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Repeatedly fired from work, failing at school, estranged from his love interest, with no real friends, and somehow losing his spider-sense – the first hour delightfully digs into Peter Parker’s mounting troubles. The turning-point is equally well handled, with the disappearance – and … Continue reading

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Superman returns  (2006)

– The world doesn’t need a saviour. Neither do I. Question is, do we? This movie really takes its time. Religiously tinted father and son intro, long and boring title sequence, gothic second intro – plus a third intro about … Continue reading

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Cloud cover (2000)

Naive and profound symbolism executed in a charmingly wiggly style. Touching and very stylish in a primitive way. Maybe in my book of doing the best with what you’ve got.

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