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 →

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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 →

Perrier’s Bounty (2009)

Writing my piece on Violet&Daisy reminded me of another pretty violent film with a strong hint of Tarantino: Perrier's Bounty. Not unknown, but definitely underrated, it is a film you should give a try if you have not yet seen it. But this recommendation comes with yet another caveat: it is not for faint-hearted people.... Continue Reading →

Violet & Daisy (2011)

This is another film I had never even heard of till stumbling upon it a few weeks ago. And my impression is that very few people know of this film’s existence. That is probably largely due to the fact that it has not had a nation-wide cinema release in the US, and in fact very... Continue Reading →

Theatre of Blood (1973)

Some of you may know this film already, others may never have heard of it. Theatre of Blood is a classic 1970s horror film, featuring a number of top British actors of the day, including Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, and Robert Morley. It is difficult to compare it to modern-day horror films. It is not... Continue Reading →

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