Tag Archives: maybe

L’homme à la tête en caoutchouc (1901)

Get a glimpse of an ordinary (?) day in the life of a struggling scientist! A complete and coherent story with a sizable explosion as shocking (?) resolution when the bizarre experiment fails. Eventually in my book of pressure. But … Continue reading

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Up in the air (2009)

What constitutes your life: work, friend, family, partner – or only yourself? Questions without answers, problems without solutions. Funny, sad, sharp, and unresolved in a satisfying way. Probably in my book of loyalty.

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Steve Jobs (2015)

Relentless business leader, creative genius, overestimated asshole, mad egomaniac, tortured soul, lousy father, pitiable coward – or everything at the same time? This – allegedly rather inaccurate – family drama in computer war setting delves into different facets of the … Continue reading

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South Pacific (1958)

Fassbinderian vibes, unexpected death, anti-racism! Plus hyper-saturated colours, vaseline-smeared lenses, and high-strung emotions in a post-war celebration of strange and glorious days gone by. The songs (as catchy as several of them are) disrupt both tempo, storytelling, and mood – … Continue reading

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Goliat (2018)

Family matters. Pointing at both political and personal responsibilites while paraphrasing »The Godfather« in a Swedish white trash environment, this slugging against something larger is intermittently raw and parodic. Avoids some genre traps, falls head over heels into a few … Continue reading

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La femme collante (1906)

A contrived and bizarre comic sketch concept that would have been worthy of Monty Python! The climax isn’t quite as splendid, but it works reasonably well. Maybe in my book of adhesives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omWX9folhNE

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Lady Macbeth (2016) This coldly intense, stylish, and intricate power play goes inexorably – and more than a bit unbelievably – from righteous proto-feminist rebellion over hungry desire to appalling psychopathic ruthlessness. More Strindberg (Miss Julie) than Shakespeare, actually. Class, … Continue reading

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