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Somewhere is easy to mock – but I liked it | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/14 | Soi kèo
My local film club opened the autumn season with Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere. The program committee seemed to have doubts about how it would be received. There was something apologetic about the way they presented …
I’m sure it’s a good fit for western fans | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/13 | Soi kèo
If I was a fan of western movies, I’m sure I’d love Rango to pieces. It’s not only a standard western story; it’s also teaming with references to other iconic western movies, making a …
Why I need to arrange a rescue expedition | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/12 | Soi kèo
My first reaction to Toy Story 3 was panic. Panic and shame. “OMG! Where have I put Halsnalle? Where is he? He must be in the storehouse outside, in one of the hundreds of …
I don’t need anniversaries to remember | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/11 | Soi kèo
Today is the day. My morning newspaper spent the entire cover and 29 pages to remember the “day that changed the world” as they put it. But I don’t need an official anniversary as …
Swedish She Monkeys conquers the world – but doesn’t convince me | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/08 | Soi kèo
It’s been long since last time I watched a Swedish movie that I considered genuinely awesome. To be honest I can’t think of any since Let the Right One In from 2008. Admittedly I haven’t …
Watching Malick the wrong way | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/07 | Soi kèo
Deep down I knew I was doing it wrong as I watched Terrence Malick’s The New World from 2005. My TV screen would have been huge with the measures of the early 80s, but …
The most devastating divorce movie I’ve seen | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/06 | Soi kèo
Life can be a really shitty place and there are different ways to deal with this fact. Some people ignore it, pretending it didn’t happen, using work, drugs or religion to get relief – …
An expedition into foreign territory | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/05 | Soi kèo
The vast majority of my movie reviews are enthusiastic, ending up in 4/5 ratings. I’m probably playing it safe most of the time, being cheap about my spare time and money. I spend it …
My first time experience of Vertigo | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/04 | Soi kèo
What do you do when you recognize someone in a movie but can’t remember from where and it’s starting to itch like a mosquito bite?Can you manage to suppress the thought, telling yourself that …
“My next one will be BETTER” | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/09/02 | Soi kèo
There are currently 23 films running in the theatres where I live. This includes Conan the Barbarian, which is the one I’m least inclined to see. The only competition it has for the position as …