Tag Archives: 2010s

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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Moonlight (2016) A long term love story both tender and cruel. The super-slick technicolor look is a joy to behold but also a bit detrimental to this sometimes not so glossy triptych of troubled masculinity. Coming of age, learning to … Continue reading

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Wonder Wheel (2017)

The recreation of a declining 1950s Coney Island is almost overly sumptuous, while the movie as a whole unfortunately isn’t equally convincing. Both circular story and contrived acting might be intentional given the theme and title, but this love tangle … Continue reading

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Flykten till framtiden (2016)

Endearing, reasonably funny, and somewhat lame time travel romance. Over-the-top depiction of the seventies, of course, which unfortunately gets in the way at times. A quite cosy experience, though not in my book of ailing hearts.

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The girl king (2015)

A young queen constantly torn between royal duty and personal fulfilment, war and peace, love and procreation, protestantism and catholicism, religion and science, progress and conservatism, male and female, et cetera. So many interesting possibilities, such lacklustre results. Not in … Continue reading

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