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The death of Stalin (2017)

– Could you ever trust a weak man? The sordid and despicable death-throes of Stalinism. The rampant paranoia of both leadership and the whole country. The lamentable state of Homo Sovieticus. Absurd, grotesque, revolting – and occasionally hilarious in a … 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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The Danish girl (2015)

A real life game of art, gender, identity, and love. Exquisite, sensitive, mannered – just like the subject matter itself. Unnecessarily deviating from the true story, as so often is the case with biopics. Maybe in my book of facial … Continue reading

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Arrival (2016) The past, the future – or both at the same time? It’s rather amazing that a time paradox movie about circular reasoning and language can feel so full of suspense. Not exactly earth-shattering, but unusually thoughtful – and … Continue reading

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Les chiens isolés (2011)

A strong and heavily charged tale of friendship, loneliness, trust, misunderstanding. Dramatic style, fragmented storytelling, gritty atmosphere, mysterious details. Maybe in my book of dogs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqvENhGYPro

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Jag är Ingrid (2015)

– We wish we had more of her. How would the world have reacted to Ingrid Bergman’s life choices if she had been a man, a husband, a father? Something to ponder while watching this well-executed documentary about one of … Continue reading

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Distance (2012)

Adolescent yearning interpreted as nightmarishly competitive quest. Intelligently conceived, impressively executed. Computer disco sportif in a heightened kitchen sink setting – the social anxiety game is on! Probably in my book of struggle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1N_4LxusuI

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