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  • Our Friends in the North
  • Persepolis
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  • Hell Bent for Leather

    ★★★½

  • Holmes & Watson

    ★★½

  • Another Round

    ★★★★

  • Nobody

    ★★★★

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  • ivans xtc.

    ivans xtc.

    ★★★½

    IVANSXTC (2000) colour US 94m.
    Directed by Bernard Rose.

    Cast: Danny Huston, Peter Weller, Joanne Duckman, Lisa Enos, Valeria Golino, Victoria Silvstedt ao.

    TAGLINE:
    There's a fine line between success and excess!

    This film is actually a contemporary Hollywood version of Hollywood, bizarrely enough, based of the russian novella: "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" (1886) by Lev Tolstoy.

    I have to confess that it was much harsher than I expected, but it also turned out much more fascinating than expected.…

  • Evil Roy Slade

    Evil Roy Slade

    ★★★½

    EVIL ROY SLADE (1972) US colour 94m.
    Directed by Jerry Paris.

    This was a rewatch. It is actually a zany american TV-film that trancends the cheesiness and vulgarity and becomes really enjoyable. You have to love Gomez Addams in the main role as a brutish gangleader in a wild west setting. Mickey Rooney is a vengeful tycoon who sends for a killer (Dick Shawn), who show up like a cross of Liberace and Bob Hope.
    Henry Gibson is Mickey Rooney's…

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  • A Tale of Springtime

    A Tale of Springtime

    ★★★★

    COMPLETELY ENCHANTING

    Much talk.
    Nothing really happens.
    In the end nothing has changed.
    Perhaps!

    Colour code: definitely blue.

    I have loved every encounter with the cinema of Eric Rohmer this far.

  • The Thing From Another World

    The Thing From Another World

    ★★★★

    KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES!

    Rewatch 2016-07-21.

    The last time I watched this, several years ago, I thought it was a nice OLD horror story; entertaining but obviously old-looking.

    This time I was really surprised how well-paced, interesting and fast-flowing it felt. It works very well in 2016 as well as it must have done in 1951.
    WHAT A JOYFUL WATCH it is even now!

    Credited directors are Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks.
    Kenneth Tobey and Margaret Sheridan have top billing.…