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  • The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    ★★★½

    The title of this film is already a short review. 🙂 I guess you could call it a Swedish take on the Forrest Gump theme. The narration style that's larded with flashbacks reminded me of Jaco van Dormael's films, particularly his Toto le Héros (1991) and Mr. Nobody (2009).

    I enjoyed the blend of cynicism and humor, but in the second half the film loses its momentum and starts to become a slightly dragging farce, reminiscent of old Swedish children's series.

  • The Tale

    The Tale

    ★★★★

    The Tale is a film that's hard to review properly. I've started this review four times and kept erasing what I had written. Let me just state that this is a very important tale to be told, on behalf of all victims of child abuse.

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  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    ★★★★★

    Antichrist left quite an impression on me. The level of creativity and originality in this movie is rare and comparable with masterpieces like Eraserhead by David Lynch.

    Let me start by stating that this movie is clearly one of those 'either you love it or hate it' cases. The explicit sexual content and unconventional approach to horror is definitely not suitable for Hollywood aficionados.

    Lars von Trier proves he is a true maestro in establishing a very effective feeling of…

  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    ★★★★

    Great movie, with top class performances by both Tom Hanks and the Somalian actors. A tense drama that leaves you on the edge of your seat, with the added dimension of the film being based on a true story, although you wish these things wouldn't happen for real.