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Flykten till framtiden (2016)

Endearing, reasonably funny, and somewhat lame time travel romance. Over-the-top depiction of the seventies, of course, which unfortunately gets in the way at times. A quite cosy experience, though not in my book of ailing hearts. Advertisements

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Strul (1988)

Incoherent, illogic, incredible! A crime comedy perfectly epitomizing the shallowness – and spunk – of the eighties, in an ambitious homegrown take on Hollywood action. Has there ever been so much wreckage and explosions in a swedish production? Not boring, … Continue reading

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The lure of the gown (1909)

A peculiar little parable about the power of dressing. Heart-warming though rather ridiculous. Not in my book of street performers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMZv7JKsIII

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The girl king (2015)

A young queen constantly torn between royal duty and personal fulfilment, war and peace, love and procreation, protestantism and catholicism, religion and science, progress and conservatism, male and female, et cetera. So many interesting possibilities, such lacklustre results. Not in … Continue reading

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Cauchemar et doux rêves (1908)

A series of strange whimsicalities, dramaturgically explained – in advance, even! – by the age-old excuse »it was just a dream« and finally followed up by a clash with reality. Inventive work by Segundo de Chomón, dubbed »The Spanish Méliès«. … Continue reading

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Edgar Allen Poe (1909)

Woe! High-strung gestures, hopeless suffering, and tragic misery of unfathomable proportions. Even so, this version of Poe has an almost chaplinesque touch! A historically inaccurate but dramatically clever double-take, intermingling life and art. Not in my book of misspelled names, … 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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