• Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★★

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

    How revenge is used in 'Oldboy'

    ‘Oldboy’ is a Korean film with the intention of confusing you before you are surprised by the giant, patient revenge twist the antagonist, Woo-jin Lee, performs on our protagonist, Dae-su Ho. The film is a fantastic revenge story with more twists than your right hand. I'm no expert when it comes to Korean cinema, the 'genre' is considered by the critical film circles to be one of the most creative in the world. And…

  • The Holy Mountain

    The Holy Mountain

    ★★★★★

    Saved the best for last!

    Alejandro Jodorowsky has made 10 films with one on the way - according to Letterboxd. I have seen all ten of them and this is, in my opinion, his best. It's also the one most people think is his best which is why I wanted it to be my last Jodorowsky film.
    Jodorowsky is known for making films with his "balls" and doing whatever he can to finish his films. Doesn't matter if a man…

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★½

    A great fairytale!

    The movie's based on English folktales in about a strictly religious family in the 1630s that encounters forces of evil in the woods near the place they live. The unique setting of early colonial America lends itself perfectly to the slow, tense pace of the film.

    The film deals with heavy questions and greatly uses the element of surprise, although the plot is fairly straightforward, it reveals itself with a feeling of inescapable dread. Dread building up…

  • The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind

    ★★★★½

    Orson Welles who became a legend in his own time shows that if he ever got complete control over a project he could do no wrong!

    This is the fifth movie directed by Orson Welles that I've seen and considering the behind the scene of this and a lot of his 'unfinished' projects. He's one of the unluckiest filmmakers to have ever made films because he was one of the best, but the producers and the studios interfered with his…

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    ★★★★½

    The master director (editor) David Lean whom I shall praise throughout this review has done a marvelous and noteworthy job of depicting a man in a country which strips the humanity away from you. His work is definitely worth watching, studying and praise. This is only my fourth David Lean film and this is my ranking of his films:
    1. Lawrence of Arabia
    2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
    3. Doctor Zhivago
    4. Brief Encounter

    David Lean, the king…

  • 22 July

    22 July

    ★★

    I know people who were there

    Campen Anders Behring Breivik skjøt på var/er en ungdomsgruppe ved navnet AUF (Arbeidernes ungdomsfylking - APs ungdomsparti). AP er Norges største part, måles bare med H (Høyre).

    Det mest positivet var noen av skuespillere og regien. Paul Greengrass, "Captain Philips", som regissert er kjent for å lage rask klipping i filmer og er spesielt i bruk i action filmer nå til dags. Han starten den, men ikke alltid klarer lageren å opprettholde det han…

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    Historically accurate!

    Bo Burnham wrote and directed this piece of modern art. I have seen his three comedy specials specials and loved all three, and the great receptions the movie got when it came out in the US made me very excited to watch this. I was not disappointed but it's his worst work so far, and hopefully it stays this way forever.

    The main character is named Kayla. She's an introvert and the movie follow her last days of…

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    ★★★★★

    Everything that you think you know, will turn out in an unexpected way!

    Writer/director, Park Chan-wook, famously for writing/directing "Oldboy" gives you a movie in the vain of the latter mixed with "Carol" and "The Sting".
    Park Chan-wook is marvelous. He uses 'modern' film techniques like fast zooms and fast cuts with distinct camerawork in a movie which takes place in the 30's and makes it somehow better than if it were filmed in a traditional way. Luckily, he uses…

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    This show really takes you in and captures you right from the first episode!

    I saw the first two seasons of Twin Peaks in two weeks and I loved it. The reveal of the killer didn't make the show worse for me. The same day I saw the finale of season 2 I saw "Fire walk with me" and "Missing pieces". I thought «Fire walk with me» was pretty good, a bit unnecessary and jumps over a few key things…

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★★

    The "Goodfellas" of porn!

    Paul Thomas Andersons second feature film and my fifth PTA movie. "Boogie nights" is now regarded as a modern classic showing the rise, fall and the ultimate redemption of a pornstar.
    While this movie is about pornography doesn't mean that "Boogie nights" is pornography, PTA chooses to not exclusively show the act of sex (sadly?).

    Even though it's about pornography is it a movie about family, more than anything else, and the evolution a family can…

  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped

    ★★★★½

    The title.... what a spoiler!

    This is my third Bresson and I was not disappointed. After watching «Diary of a country priest» and «Au Hasard Balthazar» I decided to watch his "best movie" and it managed to be my favorite Bresson, but not his best. I think «Diary of a country priest» is his best out of the three Bresson movies I have seen.

    In a world with blockbusters making the dollars, and the other dollar sign for studios these…

  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★½

    This Is (not) Me

    A few weeks ago, I was at a summer camp, for a week, and each year there is a revue and this year I was in it, for the third time. And one of the songs we sang was "This is me" and I had heard the song before because

    A few months before I saw the Oscars and to hype up the original songs category the singers sang the five nominated songs over a few…