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My thoughts on the immensely popular movie with the impossible name | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/10/02 | Soi kèo
The Shawshank Redemption must be one of the worst titles for a movie ever. It sounds like a tongue twister – you know one of those verses which are fun because you have to …
How to pick a perfect seat in a theatre | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/30 | Soi kèo
A fellow movie blogger from Sweden once told me that anyone who sits as ridiculously far back as in the third row can’t be considered a true cinephile. He asked rhetorically: “Why would you …
Jane under the bonsai scissors | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/28 | Soi kèo
I always wondered how well the Harry Potter movies worked out for someone who never had read the books. While most of them were quite enjoyable as an illustration to or a reminder about …
What bugged me about My Fair Lady | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/28 | Soi kèo
Warning: This post contains spoilers. My Fair Lady has two faces. The first face is the one of the classical musical, containing massive dance numbers, amazing costumes and some pretty catchy songs (even if …
Not the internet kind of trolls | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/26 | Soi kèo
Let’s talk about trolls. What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I mention them? Perhaps you think of someone who finds a strange pleasure in mocking and bullying strangers online? It …
A magician’s bittersweet farewell | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/20 | Soi kèo
If you’re going to watch The Illusionist in a DVD version, I’ll give you a piece of advice: don’t worry about the subtitles. You haven’t missed to check them and they aren’t broken. It’s …
The café goes to Bollywood | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/19 | Soi kèo
“Oh, well. What’s an international film festival? After all, I suppose it would be frightfully dull, and-and-and boring, and-and completely… Completely wonderful.” I feel like Cinderella watching the Toronto film festival coverage which has …
A portrait of the artist as starving | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/18 | Soi kèo
An aspiring writer is wandering the streets of Oslo in the 1890s – homeless and starving, too proud to accept any help offered to him. Under the influence of starvation he does random things, …
Russia revisited | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/15 | Soi kèo
Let’s play a game. I say: “Russian movie”. What’s the first image that comes into your mind? I bet it’s not something sparkly, fun and colourful. While I don’t doubt that Russia gets their …
A macaronic Allen | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/15 | Soi kèo
Macarons. I see maracons. I’ve been struggling for a few days with what to say about Woody Allen’s latest movie, Midnight in Paris. For some reason the words won’t come the way they usually …