Film

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” ― Ingmar Bergman

Film Review: Finsterworld (2013)

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Finsterworld is a strange film that can hold its own, but uses a plot device that many have seen before. I wonder where you draw the line of comparisons of movies when using these techniques? It would be understandable if they were using the same subject matter, or even set in the same country, or creating the same vibe, but just because it uses multiple sto[...]

Film Review: Brotherhood: Taegukgi (2004)

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"Brotherhood: Taegukgi” shows the horrendous events that took place on the front line during the Korean War. Spawned out of Cold War tensions, divisions created post-World War II and included three of the worlds military heavyweights (US, Russia & China), this was a brutal, unforgiving and costly war. Just under 200,000 died in total, and over 500,000 wo[...]

Film Review: The New Girlfriend (2015)

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I had been holding off writing a review of The New Girlfriend for a while now, because I don’t think I can do it justice. This will surely rank as one of the top films of the year for me and I don’t want to do it a disservice. I’m not a professional film critic, I hadn’t even heard of François Ozon until my friend asked me to come and see this film. The firs[...]

Film Review: Play (2011)

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Clicking throughout Amazon looking for more DVDs to add to the collection, I catch a glimpse of Play. An indie looking film from Sweden, directed by Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure / De ofrivilliga) based on a series of actual crimes consisting of stealing via bullying and intimidation that occurred in central Gothenberg. Sold. I've always been intrigued in [...]

Film Review: I Am Yours (2013)

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After initially doing the rounds at a number of film festivals, then circulated by Film Movement and subsequently picked up on Netflix, “I Am Yours” is one of those films you are truly thankful was able to find its way onto your screen. Holding 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and serving as the Norwegian Oscar Submission in 2013, it is clear I am not alone in rat[...]

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