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  • Force Majeure 2014

    ★★★★½ Added

    Østlund yet again uses his exceptional keen observational skills in this hilarious Scandinavian satire on the upper middle classes and gender politics. It's his funniest film thus far (and by far his most accessible) and the ways in which he picks apart the life lies of his pathetic characters male and female alike are a true treat. Only 20-something Fanny (not yet entered the Scandinavian conformity of nuclear family bliss) is allowed to be the voice of reason. Indeed the films is at its best when it criticizes the Scandinavian complacency in questions of gender equality. Stylistically it is less uncompromising than say Play.

  • The Skeleton Twins 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    Sweet and dark. Comedy and drama. With the best movie scene of the year.

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  • Winter Sleep 2014

    ★★★★ Added 2

    A Bergmanian superbly written and well acted tale of people who needs to move away from each other to a bigger place. It's about everything that is wrong with small places.

  • Prisoners 2013

    ★★ Added

    As a TV scholar my patience with "moody", rainy, grey and slow paced crime thrillers set in a non descript place (well it rains a lot) has definitively come to an end. As a Scandinavian I just have to appoligize for the Nordic noir.

    Prisoners is one on a dusin crime thrillers with a lot of actors ACTING. Gylldenhal's many ticks and "I'm thinking look" gets super annoying after a while and Jackman has left all his usual charm behind…