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Lucky Jim (1909)

Bizarre antics, effective storytelling, lively actors, hilarious body language – and a weak ending, unfortunately. Chronicling the pitfalls of marriage. Maybe in my book of exceedingly temperamental women. Advertisements

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To Rome with love (2012)

Slightly surreal and somewhat entangled romantic comedy. Contrived and delightful, surprising and predictable, chaotic and well-structured, fresh and fusty. Irresistibly enjoyable. Maybe in my lightweight book of multiple storylines.

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Love among the roses (1910)

The romantic entanglements of The Foppish Dandy, The Spoiled Belle, The Swooning Poor Thing and The Righteous Brute. Extremely telling body language works well in this fairy tale of fake love versus real. Both simplistic and ambiguous. Probably in my … Continue reading

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Afgrunden (1910)

A woman of flimsy character isn’t sufficiently »reached« by the son of a preacher man, and instead opts for a very dubious circus cowboy. Unbelievable but still touching, and with a few scenes (the dance!) that must have been extremely … Continue reading

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Enemy (2013)

Identity crisis – including high heels and various arachnids! Two dysfunctional couples are exposed to some heavy emotional anguish, triggering confusingly extreme over-reactions. The intensity is enhanced by an ominous doom and gloom score, plus a dystopian Toronto predominantly in … Continue reading

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Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (1976)

There’s no way out in this circular dark comedy chronicling the misadventures of a disgusting patriarch and his equally repulsive family. Everything wallows deep in thick layers of filth, almost completely obliterating any social indignation or message eventually intended. Shock … Continue reading

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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

– Do your fucking jobs. Bring me people to kill. Tense, sordid, depressive. Surprisingly little action, mostly lots of talk in many different locations. Still, the two and a half hours at their measured pace actually adds something, mimicking the … Continue reading

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