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  • The Mule

    The Mule

    ★½

    Not 'Letters From Iwo Jima'.

  • The Sacrifice

    The Sacrifice

    ★★★½

    The at times lengthy and for my taste far too theatrical set pieces are to a large extent balanced by the beautiful visuals.

    A big distractor though, is the amount and execution of dialogue dubbing, in particular the cases of the non-swedish actors. It takes me straight out of the film.

    Bonus fact: the staircase and littered street shown twice is Tunnelgatan (Tunnel street) in Stockholm. This is the exact location where the assassin of Swedish PM Olof Palme escaped, just 6 months later in February 1986, never to be found.

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Third viewing.

    The last scene has given me physical shivers and chills down my spine every time.

    This time I thought it might have worn off a little. I was wrong. Stronger than ever.

    Thank you David.

  • 22 July

    22 July

    ★★★

    Greengrass once again shows his mastery of suspense up to and through the attacks.

    The choice to have the Norwegian actors speak English was wrong, but I'm guessing that Netflix had a say in this. Totally pointless. If anything it only hampered the actors' abilities to express themselves.