Tom of Finland (2017)

The images created by Tom of Finland may very well be familiar even if, like me, you know nothing about the artist himself. His drawings have influenced modern culture in many recognisable ways since the middle of the last century, but there is even more to the man that this film seeks to reveal. In true … Continue reading Tom of Finland (2017)

Jag är Ingrid – Ingrid Bergmann in Her Own Words

I'm not sure why I went to see this - I tend to avoid my favourite actors on chat shows, in interviews or just being themselves because I'm so often disappointed, and the myth has been shattered. I'd rather just see their work on the screen, which is why I like them in the first … Continue reading Jag är Ingrid – Ingrid Bergmann in Her Own Words

Det borde finnas regler – There should be rules

As a rule, I avoid anything which has the tag 'coming of age' - I don't want my leisure time to be filled with precocious teenagers. And while there is an element of that with one of the friends, Mia - who takes centre stage - is fortunately more interesting than this and is played … Continue reading Det borde finnas regler – There should be rules

En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron – A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

At times very funny, at times sad, and at times quite horrific, this surreal film is ... well, surreal! There is much that does make the viewer reflect on existence, on aspects of humanity, on death and life. It uses a bland, washed-out colour palette which matches the dead-pan delivery of much of the dialogue, and … Continue reading En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron – A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

The Salvation

Beautiful Mads Mikkelsen straps on a holster, loads up his Winchester and primes his cheekbones for a showdown with the guy who done killed his family. It has some gorgeous visuals which make it a pleasure to watch, but beyond that it's actually a formulaic revenge Western with one-dimensional characters, predictable plot and some minimalistic … Continue reading The Salvation

Kvinden i buret – The Keeper of Lost Causes

As a fan of the many Nordic Noir television series which have been screened via our telly boxes these last few years, I enjoyed this film very much.  There's the twisty turny plot, misty connections between characters, and car journeys through pine forests. It had one of the darkest plot lines, and as for tension - … Continue reading Kvinden i buret – The Keeper of Lost Causes