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  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★★

    Dr. Emmett Brown: Don't worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely 88 miles per hour, the instant the lightning strikes the tower

    [giving what he just said some thought]

    ...everything will be fine.

    Say what you want about how well made, good and entertaining today's blockbusters are. They simply don't measure up to this. Robert Zemeckis - Romancing the Stone (1984) was good, but you really hit the nail with this one.
    I'm…

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    This is the original summer blockbuster, and will remain unmatched. Jaws was a big thing in Norway too at the time, my brothers talked about it, and made their little brother envious. Because when it came out, I was a few years too young to watch it at the theater. My older neighbor however did, and I still remember him telling about the experience. He took me through the whole film and gave everything away, finishing it all off with…

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  • The Greek Connection

    The Greek Connection

    ★★½

    There's indeed a Greek connection here. Why exactly, remains a bit of a mystery, as I could only spot references and not being able to string it all together.

    In Greek mythology the ferryman Charos rows the deceased across the river Styx, from the world of the living over to Hades. His payment is usually a coin. These elements were all in the film. Those who fail to make the payment has to walk along the shores for one hundred…

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★½

    Unfortunately marred by increasing sync problems between the (Japanese) dialogue and the (English) subtitles. Luckily then, that this was a zombie film which makes it pretty simple to keep up anyway.

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  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★★½

    This film has always given me a deep sense of unease. This feeling particularly applies to the first part, which takes place at basic training. In fact, I feel that what the recruits are exposed to affect myself directly. The whole film deals with partial degradation of human dignity and the self, but the way Kubrick throws this in our faces already from the beginning grabs me every time.
    The haircut-sequence is an important part of this. As before a…

  • Saw VI

    Saw VI

    ★½

    [wakes up, strapped in front of a television set. One hand glued to a remote control. A recording starts.]



    Hello, Jacob.

    I wanna play a game.

    In your own eyes, you used to consider yourself quite the connoisseur of good films. No one could come up to you and convince you otherwise. Not with your library of good taste.

    Yet, a while back you decided to watch the complete Saw collection back to back. You voluntarily chose to do so…