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  • The Great White Silence

    The Great White Silence

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What a marvel. The poetic and majestic force of Antarctica portrayed in a documentary, beautifully restored by the BFI in 2011, about an expedition that are trying to get to the South Pole first. New intertitles with colors that match what we see on the screen and oozes out the right atmosphere. When we go from orange to blue intertitles, the film manages to make me feel cold, as soon as the expedition get to the big mass of ice.…

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  • The Blind Side

    The Blind Side

    ★½

    Overmanipulative, corny and cookie-cutter cute that has its "white saviour" problem in its most condecending way. (Watching it during the chaotic times in the US right now is honestly a coincidence, and it kind of is the worst film to watch at this time). Sandra Bullock , who does a good job (not maginificent), helps the homeless dumb black kid, sees his skills and helps him to the point where he becomes a succesful football player. The kid isn't three-dimensional.…

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★

    It's been three years since the last prequel marathon, so the saga needed a revisit. Episode I will forever hold some nostalgic factor, as it was my entry to George Lucas' world. It's the most fun out of the three. Episode II is still the worst one of all films released, and is a chore to get through. The dialogue and acting is laughable, but it has the prequel trilogy's best sound design and the arena scene has some tension.…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    I started playing the drums when I was 8 (before that was when I was a toddler, banging on pots and pans). Now I'm 24.
    "Whiplash" just captured everything. The feel of sitting behind the kit, getting yelled at by an instructor, how desperate you sometime feel, how fixated you are. This one hit home base for me. Other than several drum fills that don't match what you see on screen, you get a flawless film. The editing, the performances, the direction. All of this makes up for the obvious mistakes. Everything is so tight, so correct, with the perfect precision that a drummer should have.

  • Utøya: July 22

    Utøya: July 22

    ★★★★

    During the aftermath of 22nd July of 2011, I mentioned to a AUF-member that someone will probably capitalize on the horrible event and make a feature length film about it. He promptly un-friended me on Facebook. While I know that the subject is hard, I know that based on movies like Elephant, Polytechnique and several others, someone would do exactly that with this tragedy. Sooner or later.

    However, the way this movie turned out, does not feel like it's capitalizing…