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The Martian (2015)

Suffering, endurance – and disco music! – on the red planet. Indomitable positivity and an oldfashioned trust that science and human ingenuity can prevail against seemingly impossible odds. A celebration of competence and sheer doggedness, replete with plenty of tongue … Continue reading

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Interstellar (2014)

– I tried to do the right thing.Do we have a duty towards mankind, or only to specific individuals? A long, slow environmental apocalypse about parental love and insufficience, choices between intellect or emotion, and ultimate sacrifices. – Our survival … Continue reading

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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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Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (1958)

Strange, slow, sublime, sometimes silly! Mesmerizing Jeanne Moreau walks around town all night long, looking for a man that didn’t show up – while things happen elsewhere… A mixed bag of unexpected details, unbelievable story turns, and partly unconvincing actors. … 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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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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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.

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