Mikael Stånggren

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Favorite films

  • Gladiator
  • Braveheart
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Barry Lyndon

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  • Interstellar

    ★★★★½

  • Inception

    ★★★★½

  • Napoleon

    ★★★½

  • Blue Beetle

    ★★½

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  • Napoleon

    Napoleon

    ★★★½

    Let's get it Napoleon!

    "I heard it's a very short film (ba dum tss!)" ~ My friend Luke

    Greatest treat: Battle sequences that are as rousing, impressive and authentic-looking as Ridley Scott is old. See my "films that came to mind" section further below to get an idea of just how impressive they are.

    Weakest element: I can see why many find themselves yawning to this film, because you really feel the length of it. And although Joaquin Phoenix and…

  • Loki

    Loki

    ★★★★

    Time to Enjoy Yourself

    (Review of Season 2)

    I had no initial plan to write anything about the second season. At least not in this universe. I'm sure there's one where I review everything I watch. In this particular one though, I just want to express some heartfelt appreciation to Loki keeping the MCU alive for me. Tom Hiddleston is, of course, brilliant and this show really lets him flex his acting muscles. It also flavors itself with its own…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    Can Nolan please, for the love of cinema, never stop making films? Is there a way he can use gravity to keep himself immortal? Even if the Earth faces nuclear war, costumed jokers and/or apocalyptic blight?

  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★½

    Dreams, much like this high concept, high octane masterpiece by Nolan, are amazing. I can't tell you how many incredible worlds and places I've been to, rich with jaw-dropping visual details and events, that far outmatch anything I've ever seen in any film or TV series. And then I wake up and realize: Wait a minute, all that came from MY brain! Why is my subconscious so much more creative than my conscious mind? Is it the total absence of…

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ★★★★

    God creates dinosaurs

    God destroys dinosaurs

    God creates Steven Spielberg

    Steven Spielberg creates dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs inspire man

    Man destroys God

    The Indie-to-Hollywood Conversion Factory creates Colin Trevorrow

    Colin Trevorrow reverse-engineers a beloved childhood favorite and puts most of the pieces back in a satisfying, nostalgic and highly entertaining fashion, if also neglecting the importance of character and the great, oh-so-great value of Goldblumian acting capabilities.

    Second-rate writers inherit the earth

  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich

    ★★★★★

    Love how John Malkovich, in the midst of losing his marbles and getting ready for the loony bin, turns to Charlie Sheen for advice. That right there is when the film transcends from great, bizarre fun to a surrealistic masterpiece.