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Remake annoyance – a few words about why they bug me but how I eventually realized that I’m a hypocrite | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/12/16 | Uncategorized
Whenever a good Scandinavian movie comes out, the question will inevitably comes up: “How long will it be before they make an American remake”. It’s not a question of “if” anymore, but “when”, and …
Seven Samurai meets Star Trek | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/12/15 | Uncategorized
“So, I’ve started my samurai training”. I said it casually in a phone conversation with my sister as we were catching up on what had been going on in our lives the last few …
The Velvet Café hits the bleeding edge with a silent movie | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/12/14 | Uncategorized
Apparently silent movies are back in fashion again – at least in the frontline countries of cinema. Sweden will have to wait until next year to watch Hugo and The Artist, which both have …
The film that isn’t a film is a film about film that I’ll never forget | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/12/13 | Uncategorized
Why do we go to the movies? Usually I would say something along the lines “to get entertained, comforted, challenged or stimulated”.  I don’t normally go to theatres to make a political standpoint. But …
Dear Santa! – My film wish list for Christmas | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/12/09 | Uncategorized
Dear Santa! I’ve been a good film buff this year. Listen: I’ve watched 53 movies in a theatre already and I’ve paid for most of them, apart from the pre-screenings they offered me …
Re: the dangers of excessive watching of video films | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/12/09 | Uncategorized
In 1980 a wave of moral panic swept over Sweden. This might sound a little surprising considering the reputation we had for having a liberal view about what to show on the screen. We didn’t …
The Skin I Live In – not the centipede movie I had feared | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/12/08 | Uncategorized
No movie has made me feel as nauseous as The Human Centipede. Yet I haven’t watched it, and I don’t think I ever will. I had more than enough of it as I listened …
Hedwig made me feel ten years younger | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/12/07 | Uncategorized
I’ve never fully understood the entertainment value of drag queen shows. I suspect it’s because I’m too open minded. I’m neither tickled, nor provoked by the sight of a man dressed like a woman. …
The power of poetry | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/12/06 | Uncategorized
Do you remember the scene when Andy played classical music in the speakers in The Shawshank Redemption so every prisoner could hear it? I bet you do. It’s one of the emotional highpoints of …
Enough of misery! | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/12/02 | Uncategorized
I’ve had enough. Without planning for it, there has been one reoccurring theme in my posting of lately, running like a red thread in my movie watching: misery. I’ve watched people getting buried alive, …