Tag Archives: 2010s

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Manchester by the sea (2016) Shortcomings, grief, reconciliation – plus a great deal of awkwardly funny humor. Some very subtle and nuanced acting here, while the dark story unfolds deftly through effective use of flashbacks. It seems certain things just … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs (2015)

Relentless business leader, creative genius, overestimated asshole, mad egomaniac, tortured soul, lousy father, pitiable coward – or everything at the same time? This – allegedly rather inaccurate – family drama in computer war setting delves into different facets of the … Continue reading

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My friend Dahmer (2017)

I suppose it’s strictly logical that an outsider would want to know how things look on the inside. The analysis here stays mainly on the surface, however, trying in vain to dissect The Big Why – but then again, what … Continue reading

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Kraftidioten (2014)

Stellan Skarsgård goes – instantly! – from over-civilized pillar of society to ultra-violent avenger in this uneven rumination over three ill-fated fathers and their beloved sons. Icy »crimedy«, lacking script-wise and more parodic than anything. Entertaining, but not in my … Continue reading

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Goliat (2018)

Family matters. Pointing at both political and personal responsibilites while paraphrasing »The Godfather« in a Swedish white trash environment, this slugging against something larger is intermittently raw and parodic. Avoids some genre traps, falls head over heels into a few … Continue reading

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Lady Macbeth (2016) This coldly intense, stylish, and intricate power play goes inexorably – and more than a bit unbelievably – from righteous proto-feminist rebellion over hungry desire to appalling psychopathic ruthlessness. More Strindberg (Miss Julie) than Shakespeare, actually. Class, … Continue reading

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Place publique (2018)

When it comes to movies, a party is almost never allowed to be just a party – it will more or less always lead into different kinds of badness. And on top of that we have Chekhov’s gun. Well conceived … Continue reading

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