Nobody Else But You (2011)

Nobody Else But You is the international title of the French detective film Poupoupidou. The film’s central character, David Rousseau, is an author of popular, slightly pulpy crime novels. Normally he is quite prolific, it seems, but lately he has been suffering from writer’s block. Hoping to inherit a considerable estate from a recently deceased... Continue Reading →

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Chance in a Million (1984-1986)

I stumbled upon this British comedy show recently; I had never even heard of it before.   Tom Chance is a man with a curious affliction. Everything that seems practically impossible keeps happening to him – good or bad. But these (for him very probable) improbabilities also very often keep causing havoc in the lives... Continue Reading →

Getting On (2013-2015)

Getting On is a dark HBO comedy show that takes place in a geriatric recovery unit of a large hospital, where elderly patients are sent after their operation either to recover or to die. Needless to say, the humour is often rather dark, awkward, and “uncomfortable" – and occasionally graphically adult. It is difficult to... Continue Reading →

Andy Barker, P. I. (2007)

I had completely forgotten about this one. I saw a trailer for this comedy show many years ago. But when it was so unceremoniously cancelled by those numpties at NBC after only 4 episodes, I assumed it would never see the light of day. But I recently discovered that there is actually a Region1 DVD... Continue Reading →

Igor (2008)

Halloween is fast approaching, and I thought I should put up at least one half-way “seasonal” recommendation.   I had never heard of Igor before finding the DVD in a shop by coincidence. It was not released in cinemas in my country, and generally went pretty under-the-radar, globally. And I guess I know why: it... Continue Reading →

Toys in the Attic (2009)

This peculiar Czech animated film has positive as well as negative aspects, making it difficult to recommend it to a general audience.   On the plus-side you have beautiful and inventive animation, coupled with a highly imaginative interplay between the animation and story, as well as the fantasy realm and its mundane surroundings. On the... Continue Reading →

Five Unknown BBC Comedy Shows

I have hit a kind of lull again. I have not enough time to watch new things, and those that I do watch are mostly not really worthy of being included in this blog. So I'll get back to lazily linking to other people's opinions. Patrick Norrie wrote an article on Screenrobot entitled "Five great... Continue Reading →

Morgan Pålsson – World Reporter (2008)

--> original title: Morgan Pålsson - världsreporter   Morgan Pålsson is a bumbling reporter with Swedish state television (SVT). He is not only lazy and incompetent, but also arrogant, and he displays a complete disregard for other people’s needs or feelings. On top of that, he seems blissfully unaware of his incompetence and of his... Continue Reading →

Wild Target (2010)

A recent reddit post reminded me that I could (and should) write some words about Wild Target.   This British remake of a 1993 French film has an outstanding cast. Bill Nighy plays a professional hitman, whose latest job spirals out of control. The female lead is Emily Blunt as a would-be con-artist. And the... Continue Reading →

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