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  • Fences

    Fences

    ★★½

    I have not seen the original play Fences is based on, but this is one of the instances where I don’t feel the adaptation brings anything new to the table. It actually feels kind of burdened by being what I can only imagine is a pretty fateful one.

    The drama, interplay and mostly dialogue based scenes are never quite riveting, nor enough to justify its long running time. The visual style and acting is nothing to write home about either.…

  • A Man Called Ove

    A Man Called Ove

    ★★★

    Grumpy old man wants to be left alone/join is wife in heaven. Sassy, pregnant, immigrant woman with a bumbling husband and two daughters suddenly move in next door. Hilarity ensues and together with the other residences in the neighborhood, they all learn the importance of love and solidarity.

    5 minutes into A man called Ove you know what kind of film it’ll be. Luckily the Scandinavian dark humor shines through and apart from a really contrived attempt to bring the…

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  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★

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

    I love Inglorious Basterds, but I’m not a huge Tarantino fan. In my opinion, he’s too cool for his own good. His movies are entertaining while you watch them, and a lot of aspects are fascinating on a movie geek level. But I honestly can’t say that I’m left with much of an impression when the movie is done. I don’t exactly forget it, but it doesn’t stay with me for a long time either. But I digress, let’s talk…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★

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

    I wanted to wait a couple of days before re-watching TDKR. Give the storm (pun intended) some time to settle. So today I went into the cinema with a new set of eyes. Like literally, I actually managed to remember my glasses this time. After watching it on the Norwegian premiere people were like “oh, it was so sad when Bane cried” and I was like “what the hell did you guys smoke? Bane didn’t cry”. Well, it turned out…