Tag Archives: outsiders

Block-heads (1938)

Nonsensical script, placid storytelling. Some of the absurd gags still work reasonably, but taken as a whole this is far too pale. Not in my book of war memories. Advertisements

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Unaccustomed as we are (1929)

A shorter, tighter, and funnier predecessor to the (more or less) feature-length »Block-heads« from 1938. This one is at least contemplatable for my book of domestic violence.

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Should married men go home? (1928)

Another round in the eternal battle between marriage and friendship. This time it is mayhem at home and havoc on the golf course. Mildly funny, but far from my book of mudslinging.

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With love and hisses (1927)

Officers, onion-eaters, fires, skunks, bees – maximum military mishaps! The build-up is entertaining, while the grand finale is rather anti-climactic. Not in my drill book.

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The amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Tragic explanatory intro in glaring contrast to exuberantly joyous, furiously fast – and frankly quite stupid – first part. Further on this is mainly about questionable parenting (as in growing up with absent fathers), caretaking and responsibility, mixed emotions about … Continue reading

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Ashby (2015)

Evading the hardships of life, or facing them? This dramedy mixes coming of age, high school romance, and revenge thriller. The result turns out to be a refreshing clash of oldfashioned and contemporary morals – both awkwardly dubious in their … Continue reading

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Magic in the moonlight (2014)

Trickery and piffle. Despite the pleasantly short running time, this very oldfashioned and staged romantic comedy almost comes to a complete standstill sometimes. Lack of energy, meager content, bad chemistry, or just sloppy pacing? Enjoyable and charming bagatelle at best, … Continue reading

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