Flickan som lekte med elden [2009]

With a change of director (from Niels Arden Oplev to Daniel Alfredson), the franchise has lost its dynamism and its ground on reality and has exchanged its arthouse charm for generic action formula.… Continue reading

Network [1976]

Network is an engaging look at the cutthroat world of television, with an amazing (if somewhat overwrought) script by Paddy Chayefsky. It’s great to see that a film with so much real drama… Continue reading

Mean Streets [1973]

Gritty, realistic urban drama on the Italian-American underground. The camera work and direction by Martin Scorsese are outstanding, a sign of the legend he would become in the years after Mean Streets, his breakthrough.… Continue reading

Limitless [2011]

Engrossing, fast-paced modern thriller about the effects of a yet untested new drug called “NZT 48”, which boosts brain function from a supposed 20 percent to a full hundred. Bradley Cooper is mesmerizing… Continue reading

How Do You Know [2010]

James L. Brooks, of Terms of Endearment and As Good as it Gets fame brings us his latest film, the painstakingly long (and painfully unfunny) How Do You Know. Romantic “comedy” is forced… Continue reading

The Tourist [2010]

I would’ve preferred (and thought I was getting) a thriller that was both stylish and cerebral. I got a lot of the first, and none of the second. In the dumbed-down, dull The Tourist everything… Continue reading

Country Strong [2010]

Beautiful country music and a charming cast are paired with cheesy, poor writing (although quite charming and touching at times). It’s a little sad to see such a talented cast struggle against the… Continue reading

Somos Lo Que Hay [2010]

Stunning Mexican horror film, heavily influenced by Låt den rätte komma in. A family of cannibals struggles after the death of the father, who was in charge of getting the… well, food. Minimalistic… Continue reading

The Adjustment Bureau [2011]

An alluring blend of sci-fi, action and romance, The Adjustment Bureau is based on the short story by Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner). Expertly written and directed by George Nolfi, Bureau is a… Continue reading

Fair Game [2010]

Engrossing political thriller in the vein of State of Play and Syriana, with an impressive cast led by the always excellent Naomi Watts and legendary actor Sean Penn. Interesting account of the post-9/11… Continue reading