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  • Dog Eat Dog

    Dog Eat Dog 2016

    ★★ Watched 13 Nov, 2016

    Think of Dog Eat Dog as bits and pieces superglued to a piece of cardboard. This cardboard is then placed in the passenger seat of a car and taken for a wild ride, and at every turn, and there are quite a few, a piece or two fly out the window leaving less and less of the original ideas intact in the end.

    I'm not saying there aren't moments worth cherishing here, there are a couple, most of them visual,…

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    Watched 29 Oct, 2016 4

    You're one horny motherfucker, Niclas.

  • Wiener-Dog

    Wiener-Dog 2016

    ★★★ Watched 23 Sep, 2016

    As I was moving ahead with supper I oh-so-much-more-than-just occasionally saw so many glimpses of diarrhea.

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2016

    ★★ Watched 23 Sep, 2016

    Way back when, which was probably 2014 or something, that whole debacle surrounding the "re-imagining" of a nostalgic favorite seemed like the most pointless waste of time and print since Paris Hilton was famous. Now that I've seen the film in question, I don't know what's worse; people complaining about the "gendrification" (patent pending) of Ghostbusters, or Paul Feig's film.

    The major problem here is that it's supposed to be a comedy but I think two smirks was all it…

  • Blood Father

    Blood Father 2016

    ★★★ Watched 17 Sep, 2016

    Home early from one of the last days at TIFF I wanted something a bit different.
    Erin Moriarty kind of makes this one a bit hard to sit through, as she's as bad as actors get and with lines in that same ballpark area, but if you just focus on Mel it's a fun enough ride.
    Too bad the beard was one of the casualties....

  • Criminal

    Criminal 2016

    Watched 31 Jul, 2016

    A line from this film when Costner steals some geezer's truck: "That is bang out of order!"

    Reaction from me: Oh ffs.

  • The Purge: Election Year

    The Purge: Election Year 2016

    Watched 14 Jul, 2016

    I don't remember the dialogue being as infuriatingly abysmal in the last one?

  • Blue Steel

    Blue Steel 1990

    ★★½ Watched 15 Apr, 2016

    A couple of glowing reviews for this film had crept into my line of vision over the last few weeks, and as it came out on Bluray, I thought "why the hell not, I have a couple of hours free and I usually like what Kathryn Bigelow has to offer".

    This has to be a low point, though. I've read what others have stated are the strong points, and most of it boils down to female empowerment of some kind.…

  • Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland

    Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland 2016

    ½ Watched 08 Mar, 2016 2


  • The Hunting Party

    The Hunting Party 1971

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Feb, 2016

    I'd kept postponing this film since the moment of discovery, thinking it was a contemporary tale.
    Today I found out it was set in the Old West, and having longed for a new western experience, I didn't hesitate for a second.

    Trying to sympathise with any of the players in The Hunting Party is like playing the old kids' favourite; chair game. What I mean by that is that it switches around depending on the previous scene, as they all…

  • A Somewhat Gentle Man

    A Somewhat Gentle Man 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2015 2

    A somewhat gentle film as well. Most of the time. Except for the short bursts of sex, they're really something though.

    When Hans Petter Moland calls, Stellan Skarsgård answers, I think this is their 4th collaberation, a great director/actor partnership.

    Staying in the shoddier side of suburbia, the film manages to keep a small town feel, even though it is set in Oslo, and our somewhat gentle man just tries to get on with life after a 12 year prison…

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life 1946

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Dec, 2015

    Last Sunday my local (in fairness the only one in Oslo) arthouse theatre put on a 35mm free screening of this film, and as I'd yet to see it I thought this would be the perfect time for it. Not only because I've wanted to see it for ages, and my own DVD copy was lent to someone never to be seen again, but also for some much needed Christmas spirit.

    For a good, long while, it's not that "christmassy"…