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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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