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finally, a cinematic masterpiece,
werner herzog's lessons of darkness from 1992,
the environmental apocalypse of biblical proportions in kuwait caused by the gulf war and the subsequent exploitation of oil fields in this region,
that's what cinema is supposed to be,
the beauty of every single shot is an accusation made possible by a clear cinematic vision.

12/5 lanterns

headache's dispersed eventually. i can sleep now coz i've seen the images that were splittin my brain.

 
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As a massive fan of The Shining this 3 hour directors cut was a massive treat and the shortest 3 hours of my life.

It starts off with wee Danny a bit older after his ordeal at the Overlook Hotel living with his mother but the past is now coming to his house. Then we get to meet him as a grown man in the shape of Ewan McGregor who as always cannot do a thing wrong when it comes to acting.

Rebecca Ferguson finally got to act in a great movie since she became a Hollywood star quite late on in her life after a long career in Sweden. She is of course related to Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York. In this one she is dressed like some unknown member of the band Fields of the Nephilim and plays a very dark character.

Such a delight seeing old scenes from The Shining and the characters from back then. I loved the cat who knows when people will die. They even make fun of Netflix a bit and I would never have given anyone a chance when it comes to trying to tell the continuation of this story but they all did really well.

But Lloyd the bartender scene is probably the biggest mystery in this one and through him he meets his dad played of course by Jack Nicholson in the original.

A bit of PC of course with a black man and a white woman (God forbid them portaying white men as men that would ever interest a black woman) but this being such a good movie I can live with that.

I loved the message from the girl to her mother at the end which gave it a warm ending. Even the tv version remake of The Shining did well but this is on another level and about time we got to follow what happened to them all.

https://123movies.archi/movies/doctor-sleep/
 

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I watched IT Chapter 2. The best part was the running joke about not liking the end of the book. I hated the way that book ended. I was disappointed with the murder scenes. The special effects were well done in many scenes but the actual murders were left to the imagination. I got bored. It's too long and repetitive.
I watched Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. That was very entertaining. The Bruce Lee scene was funny. Maybe his daughter doesn't understand this wasn't a documentary.
 
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A Sun

A crime drama from Taiwan with a difference mixed with very poetic and emotional sequences as a young man ends up in prison which starts a chain of events that takes a strain on his family.

Normally crime dramas focus on the crimes and the people involved in it but this did something new and sort of looks at it from another perspective. One of those films that grows on you along the way.

It's on Netflix but to my knowledge not a Netflix production and more a collaboration with them as far east movies are getting a lot of attention.



A norwegian drama with two actors from Sweden in the shape of Maria Bonnevie and Sverrir Gudnason. One of those gut wrenching movies where as usual Maria plays a woman on the edge with psychotic eyes and inner troubles. Of all the swedish actresses over the years she is my favourite cause she never plays any characters that do not leave a huge impression on you.

I would have liked to see more of her in this one and it sure would have become a lot more interesting. Sverrir is quite weak in this one and the choice of him makes me doubt the people doing the casting here. He's not been heard of much since he portrayed the swedish tennis player legend Björn Borg.

It is the new norwegian teen talent Ylva Björkaas Thedin that lifts this movie as we live through her ordeal with an alcoholic mother trying her best to take care of her younger brother and tries to stay above water as everyone around her seems to be drowning as she's keeping up appearances and prefer to ignore reality.

Maria Bonnevie, originally from Västerås, left Sweden for Norway after her much publicised break up from swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt and is together with the famous norwegian tv show host Fredrik Skavlan. Her norwegian is perfect in this movie after many years in the country but they now live in Stockholm.

No english subs:

https://nyafilmer.lol/foniks/
 
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all those lonely people waiting around to die. i assume, their children's generation is online most of the time, the loneliest thing to do, so they can't take care of their parents, who watch tv most of the time coz thats what they did all their life when not working, already lonely. even having a family won't protect you from such an end, so you better learn to enjoy your loneliness early in life. the older you get, the more difficult it will get. having a family distracts you from that important task.
 
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The incredible real life story of Sture Bergwall who changed his name to Thomas Quick and who manipulated everyone into believing he was the worst serial killer in swedish history. His reason for doing so was to get attention but most of all the fact that he was given the drugs he wanted.

This is the best example of how psychiatrists and psychologists are completely lost in their work and rely on theories that never withstand the test of time and how easy it is to manipulate them and play the fool to tickle their gigantic ego based on anything but science.

This is easily one of the best swedish movies I have ever seen when it comes to how they stay true to every detail and for someone like me who has followed this case since the early 90's it was truly amazing to be able to watch this movie. Director Mikael Håfström has really found the right tone and vibe for this movie that lifts the telling of the story even further.

A cast of some of the best swedish actors around and not least Jonas Karlsson, probably my fave swedish male actor, playing the incredibly talented journalist Hannes Råstam whose investigating journalism and documentaries always caught my eye. He sadly died from pancreas cancer in 2012 and in this movie we follow his personal life while trying to understand the man Thomas Quick by contacting him at the psych unit in Säter.

David Dencik who plays Thomas Quick or Sture Bergwall once again outdoes himself after many great acting performances not least in the old crime drama "The Laser Man". To nail the man Quick/Bergwall like he does in this one truly shows what an acting genius the man is.

Pernilla August's daughter Alba August plays Hannes Råstam's assistant and researcher who found herself working for a man completely dedicated to his work.

This is as close to the cuckoo's nest in real life you can come with lawyers and prosecutors and psychologists and psychiatrists all involved in the biggest juridicial scandal in swedish history. The way they tried to create a swedish Jeffrey Dahmer to get attention and personal success and admiration from it is truly sickening.

Bergwall/Quick called himself Ellington when he became another person talking about the children he claimed to have killed including a dutch couple and a man from Israel. The fact that he claimed this and was backed up as he was meant the real killers of those people were never found which included murders in Norway.

"You've been locked up in here since Gorbachev was president and Kurt Cobain was still alive" Råstam says to Bergwall/Quick on his first visit to the psych unit in Säter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sture_Bergwall

No english subs:

https://nyafilmer.lol/quick/

https://swefilmer.to/movies/the-perfect-patient/

Trailer without subs:


From the documentary about the scandal showing Bergwall/Quick taken to the sight of one murder he claimed to be behind where he loses it and acts out high on drugs but also knowing what the staff demanded of him for him to get more drugs.

 
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The incredible real life story of Sture Bergwall who changed his name to Thomas Quick and who manipulated everyone into believing he was the worst serial killer in swedish history. His reason for doing so was to get attention but most of all the fact that he was given the drugs he wanted.

This is the best example of how psychiatrists and psychologists are completely lost in their work and rely on theories that never withstand the test of time and how easy it is to manipulate them and play the fool to tickle their gigantic ego based on anything but science.

This is easily one of the best swedish movies I have ever seen when it comes to how they stay true to every detail and for someone like me who has followed this case since the early 90's it was truly amazing to be able to watch this movie. Director Mikael Håfström has really found the right tone and vibe for this movie that lifts the telling of the story even further.

A cast of some of the best swedish actors around and not least Jonas Karlsson, probably my fave swedish male actor, playing the incredibly talented journalist Hannes Råstam whose investigating journalism and documentaries always caught my eye. He sadly died from pancreas cancer in 2012 and in this movie we follow his personal life while trying to understand the man Thomas Quick by contacting him at the psych unit in Säter.

David Dencik who plays Thomas Quick or Sture Bergwall once again outdoes himself after many great acting performances not least in the old crime drama "The Laser Man". To nail the man Quick/Bergwall like he does in this one truly shows what an acting genius the man is.

Pernilla August's daughter Alba August plays Hannes Råstam's assistant and researcher who found herself working for a man completely dedicated to his work.

This is as close to the cuckoo's nest in real life you can come with lawyers and prosecutors and psychologists and psychiatrists all involved in the biggest juridicial scandal in swedish history. The way they tried to create a swedish Jeffrey Dahmer to get attention and personal success and admiration from it is truly sickening.

Bergwall/Quick called himself Ellington when he became another person talking about the children he claimed to have killed including a dutch couple and a man from Israel. The fact that he claimed this and was backed up as he was meant the real killers of those people were never found which included murders in Norway.

"You've been locked up in here since Gorbachev was president and Kurt Cobain was still alive" Råstam says to Bergwall/Quick on his first visit to the psych unit in Säter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sture_Bergwall

No english subs:

https://nyafilmer.lol/quick/

https://swefilmer.to/movies/the-perfect-patient/

Trailer without subs:


From the documentary about the scandal showing Bergwall/Quick taken to the sight of one murder he claimed to be behind where he loses it and acts out high on drugs but also knowing what the staff demanded of him for him to get more drugs.

Apart from a film role as a child star back in 1998 this was the first movie for the daughter of ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog and their daughter Linda has taken her fathers surname.



Linda plays the chief psychologist at Säter psychiatric clinic, Birgitta Ståhle.

I owe the Fältskog's a hand sown framed motif left after my dad and given to him by Agnetha's aunt with whom he had a relationship in the 80's and early 90's.

So many Fältskogs around here anyway I can just put it outside and leave a note on it.
 
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It's funny that the people in this movie call Bergwall a mass murderer when he was supposed to have been a serial killer. Many people don't know the difference.

Breivik- mass murderer
Dahmer - serial killer

But I think the use of mass murderer in the movie is deliberate to make the point that so many people use that term instead of the real one.
 
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A french drama with danish actors where a man leaves the farm he is supposed to take over to go and teach in a rural area of Greenland. He chooses the most remote place on offer.

This is almost like a documentary and you cannot really accuse the people in it of doing much acting so it is more a movie for admiring the scenery in a time when there is no snow not even in January.

It starts a bit racist almost as the woman who approves of his application brags about having lived in Greenland for 10 years without ever learning any of their language as he is told he should never learn their language as they are supposed to learn danish.

In parts a fantastic movie where people still socialise instead of watching tv or being on their computers or mobiles all the time. The harsh but yet fulfilling life of the people up there.

No english subs:

https://nyafilmer.lol/une-annee-polaire/
 
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The incredible real life story of Sture Bergwall who changed his name to Thomas Quick and who manipulated everyone into believing he was the worst serial killer in swedish history. His reason for doing so was to get attention but most of all the fact that he was given the drugs he wanted.

This is the best example of how psychiatrists and psychologists are completely lost in their work and rely on theories that never withstand the test of time and how easy it is to manipulate them and play the fool to tickle their gigantic ego based on anything but science.

This is easily one of the best swedish movies I have ever seen when it comes to how they stay true to every detail and for someone like me who has followed this case since the early 90's it was truly amazing to be able to watch this movie. Director Mikael Håfström has really found the right tone and vibe for this movie that lifts the telling of the story even further.

A cast of some of the best swedish actors around and not least Jonas Karlsson, probably my fave swedish male actor, playing the incredibly talented journalist Hannes Råstam whose investigating journalism and documentaries always caught my eye. He sadly died from pancreas cancer in 2012 and in this movie we follow his personal life while trying to understand the man Thomas Quick by contacting him at the psych unit in Säter.

David Dencik who plays Thomas Quick or Sture Bergwall once again outdoes himself after many great acting performances not least in the old crime drama "The Laser Man". To nail the man Quick/Bergwall like he does in this one truly shows what an acting genius the man is.

Pernilla August's daughter Alba August plays Hannes Råstam's assistant and researcher who found herself working for a man completely dedicated to his work.

This is as close to the cuckoo's nest in real life you can come with lawyers and prosecutors and psychologists and psychiatrists all involved in the biggest juridicial scandal in swedish history. The way they tried to create a swedish Jeffrey Dahmer to get attention and personal success and admiration from it is truly sickening.

Bergwall/Quick called himself Ellington when he became another person talking about the children he claimed to have killed including a dutch couple and a man from Israel. The fact that he claimed this and was backed up as he was meant the real killers of those people were never found which included murders in Norway.

"You've been locked up in here since Gorbachev was president and Kurt Cobain was still alive" Råstam says to Bergwall/Quick on his first visit to the psych unit in Säter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sture_Bergwall

No english subs:

https://nyafilmer.lol/quick/

https://swefilmer.to/movies/the-perfect-patient/

Trailer without subs:


From the documentary about the scandal showing Bergwall/Quick taken to the sight of one murder he claimed to be behind where he loses it and acts out high on drugs but also knowing what the staff demanded of him for him to get more drugs.

Hannes Råstam died in January 2012 when finishing this book about the case that became a movie.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannes_Råstam
 
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the delapidation of neorealism in berlin shortly after reunification. ostkreuz is a train station.
15-year-old elfie and her single mum, who neglects her, came to the west of germany and now live in a sort of container area. both want to find a way out of there, with love always being absolutely out of question. in order to get a flat, they need 3000 d-mark.
the depiction of elfie's development from a shy and depressed teenager to an assertive and strong-willed adolescent, who finds her way in the eastern european petty crime scene, is presented very skillfully and in an engaging way.

5/6 lanterns
 
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spike lee - clockers
kinda entertaining in a symphonic way, i must say, but not a really good film.
clockers, as one should know, are drug dealers working 24/7. location is a new york residential area mainly for black people called the project. the drug scene's very active and so are police and the homo-cide detectives.
story's kinda interesting but not really original, mostly stock characters from urban jungle crime films. the black protective mama, the promising kid gettin into trouble, harrassing white cops and the few white cops helpin the good black fellas, an army of hopeless drug addicts.
i liked the long camera movements accompanied by jazz or classical music which added a soft touch to the gritty murder scenes, like in silence of the lambs.
acting was pretty amateurish, especially among some of the black folks, the urban slang often sounding like a charicature of itself, which it probably is anyway. so lee added lotsa violin playin as a backdrop to the dialogues to distract the viewers attention from the novice acting.
a so-so film.
3/6 lanterns
 

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I started to watch The French Connection because it's a classic that I thought I should see but I quit halfway through. I'll probably finish it but it was confusing. It's nice when they don't tell you everything but they don't tell you anything in this.
I started to watch Dirty Harry but I paused that to continue later.
I watched this one called Judgement Day because I thought it was a different movie. I was thinking of this one called Judgement Night and I was curious about that because I had the cassette to the soundtrack a long time ago. It has people like Sonic Youth, dinosaur jr, and Ozzy collaborating with people like Wu Tang Clan. And Ice T was in this so I kept watching waiting for Wu Tang Clan and Sonic Youth but it never happened.
It's a terrible movie but it was sort of "so bad it's good" so I actually made it through that one. It's about a meteor coming towards Earth and Ice T and this woman cop have to find a kidnapped scientist to stop it. They have three days before it hits Earth. They keep showing the clock. Then all of sudden it says "Twenty-nine hours later," like if we were watching the clock tick down how did you skip more than one full day? I think they fucked up somewhere and had to put that in as a fix. Maybe they ran out of money and couldn't film the whole script?
Then last night I watched Taylor Swift's documentary Miss Americana. I heard more Taylor swift than I've ever heard in my life. It was interesting and they did a good job because whereas I really didn't like her before at all I'm still not a fan but I felt like she presented her story in a sympathetic way. But she says "like" like five times a minute and all of her lyrics seem to be strings of cliches, which probably helps her audience feel like they can relate.
She made Kanye West look like a fool and an asshole but that's probably not a huge accomplishment.
I think what they really did well was in the things they left out. For example she did say some things about gay rights but then all of the gay people she hung out with were men and they were all very stereotypical. She called gay people "them" when I think it's more like "us," in her case. She didn't talk about Karlie Kloss the model who had lived with her for a couple of years and then was suddenly excommunicated and married a man. She didn't talk about Justin Beiber or his manager and how his manager supposedly stole her music.
If you don't know, the record company she did her first six albums for was sold to Scooter Braun, Justin Beiber and Kanye West's manager, and she so he owns the masters to her first six records. She claims this was done behind her back and purposely done to hurt her, but her dad worked for that company and she probably did know that it was for sale. She was talking about it quite a bit for a while but then when Braun started defending himself and disputing what she claimed it seems like maybe she decided to drop it.
It was easy to watch. I don't like her or her music but it was interesting. Every time they showed her mom though I wanted to switch it. It was painful Her mom is a huge attention hog that wanted to make it all about her every scene she was in and Taylor would try to go along with it but then wind up texting someone. They tried to make it seem very behind the scenes and all real but I'm sure it was pretty scripted and carefully edited. They did a really good job with it though. It's only when you start to think about what was left out that you realize how carefully arranged it was.
 
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I started to watch The French Connection because it's a classic that I thought I should see but I quit halfway through. I'll probably finish it but it was confusing. It's nice when they don't tell you everything but they don't tell you anything in this.
I started to watch Dirty Harry but I paused that to continue later.
I watched this one called Judgement Day because I thought it was a different movie. I was thinking of this one called Judgement Night and I was curious about that because I had the cassette to the soundtrack a long time ago. It has people like Sonic Youth, dinosaur jr, and Ozzy collaborating with people like Wu Tang Clan. And Ice T was in this so I kept watching waiting for Wu Tang Clan and Sonic Youth but it never happened.
It's a terrible movie but it was sort of "so bad it's good" so I actually made it through that one. It's about a meteor coming towards Earth and Ice T and this woman cop have to find a kidnapped scientist to stop it. They have three days before it hits Earth. They keep showing the clock. Then all of sudden it says "Twenty-nine hours later," like if we were watching the clock tick down how did you skip more than one full day? I think they fucked up somewhere and had to put that in as a fix. Maybe they ran out of money and couldn't film the whole script?
Then last night I watched Taylor Swift's documentary Miss Americana. I heard more Taylor swift than I've ever heard in my life. It was interesting and they did a good job because whereas I really didn't like her before at all I'm still not a fan but I felt like she presented her story in a sympathetic way. But she says "like" like five times a minute and all of her lyrics seem to be strings of cliches, which probably helps her audience feel like they can relate.
She made Kanye West look like a fool and an asshole but that's probably not a huge accomplishment.
I think what they really did well was in the things they left out. For example she did say some things about gay rights but then all of the gay people she hung out with were men and they were all very stereotypical. She called gay people "them" when I think it's more like "us," in her case. She didn't talk about Karlie Kloss the model who had lived with her for a couple of years and then was suddenly excommunicated and married a man. She didn't talk about Justin Beiber or his manager and how his manager supposedly stole her music.
If you don't know, the record company she did her first six albums for was sold to Scooter Braun, Justin Beiber and Kanye West's manager, and she so he owns the masters to her first six records. She claims this was done behind her back and purposely done to hurt her, but her dad worked for that company and she probably did know that it was for sale. She was talking about it quite a bit for a while but then when Braun started defending himself and disputing what she claimed it seems like maybe she decided to drop it.
It was easy to watch. I don't like her or her music but it was interesting. Every time they showed her mom though I wanted to switch it. It was painful Her mom is a huge attention hog that wanted to make it all about her every scene she was in and Taylor would try to go along with it but then wind up texting someone. They tried to make it seem very behind the scenes and all real but I'm sure it was pretty scripted and carefully edited. They did a really good job with it though. It's only when you start to think about what was left out that you realize how carefully arranged it was.

:rolleyes:

:straightface:

taylor swift drama:drama:
 
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Frozen 2 with Pilla and finally she was able to see it. Emotional songs but personally I felt it came nowhere near the first one story wise. I thought the calling voice was some lesbian wanting Elsa but the little campaign group made up of sorry mexicans in Boyle Heights only managed to collect 5 names to try and convince Disney to turn Elsa gay.
But we had a black couple and it is almost sad somehow when they add just two characters and it makes them stand out like sore thumbs. Maybe they could make a production where all colours appear naturally like in real life?

Just a thought.....

https://swefilmer.to/movies/frozen-2/
 
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"A Comedians Upbringing" or "My life as a comedian".

Jonas Gardells bestseller has now been filmed twice as this is the remake about his upbringing in 70's Sweden. I must say the first one from the 90's left a bigger impression cause this one is almost a carbon copy of the first one so I had hoped that they would have added something new or a new angle on the story but no.

The finnish mom is the star here for me with her funny comments like the hairy balls at the breakfast table comment. Quite bleak overall full of school bullying and awful people and personal betrayal and for someone from my generation you recognise a lot of things but at least I can laugh about it now and realise kids do a lot of stupid things.

This was originally turned into a mini series in 1992 and now they made a movie. As a fan of Johan Rheborg I loved to see him in this one but perhaps the casting of him as Jonas Gardell or Juha felt a bit strange in the long run.

I sat and remembered my brother on my mothers side who loved the mini series in 1992 and quoted it a lot and it really made him laugh especially when it came to Juha's mother.

No english subs:

https://nyafilmer.lol/en-komikers-uppvaxt/




Slow and awful story that starts well and fades into a B-movie about some native indian prostitute and a man trying to free her from her ordeal. We did not watch it all cause it just died halfway through.

Some may recognise the brilliant actor playing Pope in "Animal Kingdom" and not even he could save this disaster of a movie.

https://nyafilmer.lol/the-bygone/
 
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3 hours long, "a touch of zen"
i love watching these guys delicately hoppin, flyin and flappin' gazelle-like through a filigree landscape, who wouldnt want to be able to do the same?
when they start talking, though, it seems as if beavis&butthead somehow have made it to china too.
 
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3 hours-long "a touch of zen"
i love watching these guys delicately hoppin, flyin and flappin' gazelle-like through a filigree landscape, who wouldnt want to be able to do the same?
when they start talking, though, it seems as if beavis&butthead somehow have made it to china too.
I'd like to see a 3 hour long film with you!

I only want you for the cats.

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pawel pawlikowski - ida
i love almost everything about this film, especially how it is meandering calmly and unobtrusively through its story, just like the central character, ida, an orphaned young woman who is about to become a nun in the early 1960s communist polish people's republic.

it's also a road trip coz ida is told to visit her outgoing aunt, the only living relative, before her vows, and both women shortly afterwards embark on the trip to find out more about the fate of ida's family under german occupation during ww2.

ida's spirit does not belong anywhere, she is completely free of any restrictive traditions, free to make her own decisions and find out whether the life, people and history she encounters outside the convent might suit her at all. she is a true introvert and thus the film is graciously leaving out all artificial emotions and strained attention-seeking.
... instead it offers a lot of "dead space" coz when it comes to pictures, less is always more.

i liked it more than jacques rivette's "the nun" with anna karina, even though it is also a great film, but it's more about suffering and victimization and not about unrestrained freedom.
 
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