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  • Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Regardless of the fact that Brontë's novel is obviously way too long to fit everything in a two hour movie, this is an exceptionally compressed version of the story. William Hurt is sadly miscast as Rochester, murmuring his way through the film. Charlotte Gainsbourg gives a decent performance but fails to deliver Jane's emotional nature. Blanche Ingram.. Well, I never thought I'd read "Elle MacPherson" and "period drama" in the same sentence. Skip this Zeffirelli's version and watch the 1983 BBC version (mini-series) — that one is incredibly true to the spirit of the novel, and Timothy Dalton is absolutely fantastic as the tormented male hero.

  • The Pagan King

    The Pagan King

    Let's turn this into a drinking game.

    Drink every time:
    – there's a famous Latvian actor wearing a ridiculous hairpiece
    – Ivo Martinsons goes crazy
    – Ivo Martinsons goes crazy with the big wooden zīle
    – the dog appears

    Drink 2x when:
    – moustache of the wrong century fills the screen
    – someone gets stabbed

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  • The Snowman

    The Snowman


    Remember that girl who ordered a nice looking dress from eBay, but received some second-hand papier-mache looking garbage instead? This is how I felt, hoping for the noirish elegance and roughness of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and then witnessing this astonishingly poor product of a film.

  • Happy End

    Happy End


    The final shot of Happy End must be the most tragicomically accurate reflection of our cynical age I've seen in years.

    Also, Isabelle Huppert was standing just a few feet away from me. I'm so happy right now I could cry.