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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard 1988

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 09 Dec, 2016

    Die Hard is an interesting Christmas film. As often in Christmas films it takes place in a world where things are not as they should be. Far away from the idle Christmas.

    Our hero, John McClane, has been emasculated. His wife, Holly Gennaro McClane, has become the prime bread winner, since she brings in much more money than John and is way more successful. John had no faith in Holly's future as a big shot business person so he refused…

  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964

    ½ Watched 09 Dec, 2016

    I was hoping that this film was so bad that it's good. The title suggested it. Sadly it was just so bad it's bad. Martians steal Santa to bring childhood to Mars. Two children are also kidnapped. They are surprisingly relaxed and at ease with everything that happens. In fact the only child like thing about these children is that they are acted by children. Other than that, they behave and think like grownups.

    Santa solves any problem with kindness…

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  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 1989

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 08 Oct, 2013 16

    I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.

    There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.

    Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire 1951

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 May, 2013 6

    I had forgotten how complex this film was. I saw it some 30 years ago and did not remember much from it. When watching it now I felt like I was left with more questions than answers.

    What I did get from the film is that it is about (among many things) the crashes of desires. Stella wants to please her husband and sister. Stanley wants to have respect and enjoy his life with his wife. Blanche wants to live…