Posts in Films
split between film and reality: 22 july. review.

It happened when I was on holiday with my parents, this nearly a depressing tradition, taking place in July. Chechen War, death of Leszek Kołakowski, death of Amy Winehouse, Utøya. I was too young to comprehend everything, but I remember flashbacks. Bomb in Oslo, shots on Utøya, Breivik being diagnosed with mental illness, Breivik sentenced, Breivik complaining about poor living conditions in the prison. 22 July is showing those points on a timeline on which we all live, however it is a story. No matter how many things actually happened, it is not a reconstruction of the past.

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the rain review - tv show that will not surprise you, but lure you in

It’s not as simple as it would seem – I explore all shades of Scandinavia, therefore I would watch any production made there. To be straightforward, maybe I’d like to do that, but simply there is too much of that. Nevertheless, post apocalyptic Denmark saved by bunch of teenagers wouldn’t go to the top of my must see list. And with the awareness of how predictable “The Rain” is, I cannot wait for the season 2. Especially that there was one twist, that I didn’t expect and cannot explain.

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fomo or jomo? review of mig äger ingen / nobody owns me

Title of this text is me, desperately wanting to be down with the kids... But feeling fomo or jomo has a grain of truth regarding books and movies. Should I catch up with something immediately or it's okay to slip it through my fingers? And we're not talking here about any classical positions. I picked Åsa Linderborg's book just because, it was either for the title, the cover, the description. I bet you get what I'm talking about. 

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ruben östlund – beautiful on the outside, scary on the inside

Ruben Östlund takes his time both in terms of releasing a new project and the pace of his movies. And it’s paying off. Force Majeure allowed him to reach broad international audience, The Square won Palme d’Or and is an Oscar nominee. Is the Swedish director worth all this attention?

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roy andersson - master of absurdity

Categories of Swedish directors: the first one shows entertainment, the second focuses on modern social problems, the third is a master of examination the human soul (You All Know Who). Here we stumble upon the fourth one. He has a particular taste for absurdity. Very distinctive in style and presented narratives. Roy Andersson gains extreme opinions as he bounces between two opposite poles.

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iceberg vs volcano

Björn Borg, winner of five consecutive Wimbledon's. John McEnroe, winner of four US Open and three Wimbledon's. They met for the first time on the court in 1980 in London. Borg was seeking the fifth title of Wimbledon winner, for McEnroe it the first final in this tournament. Their game is considered to be one of the best final ever played. Can you be thrilled by a movie that you know the ending of?

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what's wrong with the movie "Snowman" in 5 steps

It has nothing to do with a book. It has nothing to do with a good movie either. This was one of those books that I (and probably along with million fans) was longing to see on the screen. It's a scale of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings or Twilight. Worldwide phenomenon. So the expectations were high, at least for me. But even if you want to watch a good thriller, you will be disappointed as well. Let's try to talk about this movie in 5 steps.

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Varg Veum

Somehow it happened in my life, that I missed the trend of reading Scandinavian crime stories. Just when it was slowly going away, I started to consume Jo Nesbø’s books about the police officer Harry Hole. And despite the fact that there are many volumes, I don’t consider myself to be an expert of Nordic crime stories, ha, not an expert of crime stories in general. Reviews that you can find below, regarding movies about detective Varg Veum, are based on the productions themselves without a comparison with other representatitves of this genre. Maybe you will find something to watch for tonight?

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