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Λατέρνα, φτώχεια και φιλότιμο [The hurdy-gurdy] (1955) Two poor, struggling street musicians happen upon the runaway daughter of a rich ship magnate – humorous complications arise! An oldfashioned, mildly prejudiced featherweight story with good acting and snappy dialogue. There is little … Continue reading
Eggs (1995) Intrusion, incapability, (in)dependence. Slow and absurd kitchen sink comedy with unexpected, largely unexplained horror story details. An enjoyable and somewhat disturbing mystery. Maybe in my low-key book of remote brethren.
En soap (2006) – It hurts. – Lots of things do, don’t they? Slippery when wet! Self-image and unfulfilment are under scrutiny in this sordid, strange, sad »comedy« on relations, identity, gender, and sex. Both tender and raw in its entertaining, … Continue reading
Levottomat (2000) Restless, aimless, and clueless on relations, (lack of) intimacy, and sex – all set in a heavily color-saturated, erotically charged Finland. Partly unpredictable, highly implausible, mostly inexplicable. Maybe in my book of emotion and numbness.
Nattevagten (1994) Uneven, unlikely, sometimes unsettling. Good but not great thriller with far too many obvious clues and cheesy plot twists. Slick, stylish, effective – competent craftsmanship, though hardly in my book of law.
Soldaten og Jenny (1947) Are we free-willed individuals, mere pawns of fate – or a little of each? This simple and at times abruptly straightforward adaptation of a play may be far too didactic in tone and mostly quite stuffy in … Continue reading
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