Tag Archives: 2010s

Le clitoris (2016)

Funny, intelligent, and pedagogic visualization of a sensitive topic: »the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure«. Well conceived and executed in a charmingly uncomplicated manner. Three minutes of tender joy. Probably in my book of lovable didactic … Continue reading

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End of watch (2012)

The disproportionate amount of small talk in the police car builds character and sympathy. Otherwise, this is strangely void of build up, development, and story arc – with an ending so overly lame and expected that it almost felt surprising. … Continue reading

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Avant l’hiver (2013)

»Sometimes we just cannot help people« Upper class marital drama, avoiding some clichés and indulging itself in others. Lots of heavy-handed symbolism – class, race, opera vs simple old songs, seasonal changes vs telling interiors, overworked men vs domestically confined … Continue reading

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Piper (2016)

From ever-impressive Pixar comes an Academy Award-winning short that really pushes the envelope when it comes to state-of-the-art animation. Amazingly fluid water and body movement, fantastic render quality of for instance feathers and eyes, plus an assortment of cute and charming … Continue reading

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The butler (2013)

The journey of one man, his country, and its presidents. Fascinating life-story and well-meaning political statement – but unfortunately, this one is also horribly rhapsodic and rather bland. A promising concept that doesn’t fully deliver. Not in my book of white houses.

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Alike (2015)

Nice animated short on Freedom And Creativity versus The Daily Grind. Very well made, though a bit muddled when it comes to the story. A well spent seven minutes watch, but not in my book of parents and children. Available here:

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Straight outta Compton (2015) Conventional, slightly jumbled, engaging – a heady concoction of black anger at institutionalized racism, musical career skills, and youthful lack of impulse control. Partly fictionalized and heavily sanitized, as Hollywood biopics have an unfortunate tendency to … Continue reading

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