Miss Nobody (2010)

Miss Nobody is an amusing, darkish comedy about a mousy little woman who fights back a little bit more than expected when exposed to the backstabbing world of her company’s executive floor. It’s a bit like The Secret of My Success, but with a couple of dead bodies thrown in for good measure.   In... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

de Funès, Jo, and 2016

"2016" has by now become synonymous with celebrity deaths, including many actors and musicians. Far away from Hollywood, 2016 began with the passing of Michel Galabru, and ended with the death of Claude Gensac. Thus, this year was framed by the deaths of two of Louis de Funès’s most famous collaborators. Claude Gensac always proved... Continue Reading →

The All Together (2007)

This British comedy from 2007 is a tricky one. If you browse through the comments on the internet, you will see that this is a film people either hate or love – there is very little in between. Personally, I love this film, but I do recognise that it has its fair share of flaws.... Continue Reading →

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