Monthly Archives: March 2016

REVIEW: ‘Carol’ (2015)

Title: ‘Carol’ 2015, UK/USA Director: Todd Haynes Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson 1952. Therese is a young and naive shopgirl looking for her way in life. Carol is a glamorous and sofisticated mother in the process of divorcing from her husband. A chance encounter between these two very different women starts a passionate […]

REVIEW: ‘Bleed’ (2016)

Title: ‘Bleed’ 2016, USA Director: Tripp Rhame Cast: Chelsey Crisp, Michael Steger, Riley Smith I will keep this review even shorter than usual. This kind of movie is the reason why I lost faith in the modern horror genre. In other words, ‘Bleed’ sucks. Big time. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with making a movie on […]

REVIEW: ‘Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime’ (1968)

Title: ‘Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime’ 1968, France Director: Alain Resnais Cast: Claude Rich, Olga Georges-Picot A man who just recovered from an attempted suicide gets recruited by a group of scientists for a revolutionary experiment: they will send him back in time. This lost gem from renowned director Alain Resnais is as trippy as a […]

REVIEW: ‘Dark Was the Night’ (2014)

Title: ‘Dark Was the Night’ 2014, USA Director: Jack Heller Cast: Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas The quiet life of a small town’s inhabitants is shaken by a myserious series of events connected with the appearance of unidentified prints. The local sheriff and his deputy investigate, as an impending menace becomes more and more real night […]

REVIEW: ‘Thérèse Raquin’ (1953)

Title: ‘Thérèse Raquin’ 1953, France/Italy Director: Marcel Carné Cast: Simone Signoret, Raf Vallone, Jacques Duby Based on the novel by Emile Zola, ‘Thérèse Raquin’ is the story of a beautiful woman married to the most annoying and pathetic man in France. Trapped in a loveless marriage, constantly humiliated by her mother-in-law, one day Thérèse meets […]

REVIEW: ‘Deadpool’ (2016)

Title: ‘Deadpool’ 2016, USA/Canada Director: Tim Miller Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein So according to everyone and their mom, ‘Deadpool’ is the new best superhero flick of all times. Reviews are rave, and comments from fans are even more enthusiastic. Hype is a double-edged sword, though, and once again I’ve probably let myself […]

REVIEW: ‘The Wave’ (2015)

Title: ‘The Wave’ (original title ‘Bolgen’) 2015, Norway Director: Roar Uthaug Cast: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro Take notes, Hollywood. This is how you produce a proper, engaging disaster movie. ‘The Wave’ was the Norwegian submission for this year’s Academy Awards, not to mention one of Norway’s biggest commercial successes at the […]