Tag Archives: 2010s

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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The Martian (2015)

Suffering, endurance – and disco music! – on the red planet. Indomitable positivity and an oldfashioned trust that science and human ingenuity can prevail against seemingly impossible odds. A celebration of competence and sheer doggedness, replete with plenty of tongue … Continue reading

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Interstellar (2014)

– I tried to do the right thing.Do we have a duty towards mankind, or only to specific individuals? A long, slow environmental apocalypse about parental love and insufficience, choices between intellect or emotion, and ultimate sacrifices. – Our survival … Continue reading

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Kitbull (2019)

Cute and oldfashioned 2D animated short about unlikely friendship under harsh circumstances. Warning – may bring tears to your eyes! Very endearing, if not in my book of rough edges. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZS5cgybKcI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0g8RALIeXRJvZE8Nl2aF7RCTu7co-ZKaLbzSvbrsh8JLZJ4IoxmAptZaQ PS. There is also this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6AMdsH0-uo

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Hymyilevä mies (2016)

Oh, happy day? Very likeable boxing biopic of sorts about what really matters in life, with thoroughly convincing characters and sets. Understated and low key without ever becoming slow or boring. No bad guys. Don’t miss the nice finishing touch … Continue reading

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Carnage (2011)

A cruel and cynical dissection of grown-up morals, or lack thereof. Infernally funny, intentionally and extremely contrived, more than a bit tone-deaf at times. Heavily indebted to Virginia Woolf and similar classics. Maybe in my book of theatrical futility.

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Café Society (2016)

– Dreams are dreams. Yet another one of Woody Allen’s – almost innumerable – charming bagatelles. His patented sly jokes and jewish bickering are a little lacklustre this time, but the permeating melancholy slowly seeps into you. Impressive sets, likable … Continue reading

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