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Als twee druppels water (1963) »I’ll do anything!« Identity, heroism, mistakes. Meek and ordinary Hennie in the cigarshop is unexpectedly and abruptly thrown into an odd maze of mystery, suspense – and passion. »I can start a new life now.« … Continue reading

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Extinguished (2017)

Hearts on fire – literally! And despite some setbacks, true love conquers in the end, of course. Nice and heart-warming (!) entertainment, but without that extra something. Not in my book of hot air.

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Αγέλαστος πέτρα (2000) I wander by, aimlessly, like this. The mysteries of Eleusis are unearthed (partially, at least) in numerous and extended excavations – literal and symbolic. The great wound of history. Inevitable change, with the old – reluctantly or … Continue reading

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The good time girls (2017)

Nice idea and convincing production, but this short feminist western is ultimately a little too conventional to fully develop into something really significant. Higher score for execution, lower for originality. Not in my book of female revenge.

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Valkoiset ruusut (1943) Infatuation, delusion, obsession – with overbearingly extreme emotional tension from the very beginning! Some close-ups of the female lead are almost worthy of Dreyer’s »La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc«. Too bad that important parts of the plot … Continue reading

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In a heartbeat (2017)

Literally heartbreaking! A short feelgood movie about hidden love wanting to burst out of its confinement. Very cute, reasonably brave, a little lightweight. Not in my book of coming out.

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The chinaman (1920)

Koko the Clown in a very early example of »The Big Ball of Violence«, a k a »The Fight Cloud«. Visually pleasing, unexpectedly clever, somewhat prejudiced – not in my book.

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