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A case of classic gender stereotyping | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/11/18 | Uncategorized
Every woman needs a strong man in her life or she’ll just run around like a headless chicken, plucking her eyebrows to perfection but not taking responsibility for the necessities of life. Every woman …
Misery brought to a new level | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/11/17 | Uncategorized
I spent my whole Saturday lying on the couch feeling miserable and sorry for myself. You could argue it was “just a cold”, but it was MY cold and that makes a hell of …
100 cups of coffee and now I’m a lamb | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/11/16 | Uncategorized
On July 17, almost exactly four months ago, I opened the door to The Velvet Café. I didn’t have any clear idea of why I did it or what I wanted it to be. …
A view from the coffin | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/11/15 | Uncategorized
I’ve always loved books and movies that are made with strict restrictions, consisting of limits in time, space or the number of people. How few actors can you use without running out of conversation? …
A brave movie from the country where they put filmmakers in jail | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/11/14 | Uncategorized
“How well will my movie make in the box office? Will it be enough for them to trust me to make another film?” I imagine thoughts like this pop up in the mind of …
Musings on film recommendations | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/11/11 | Uncategorized
Do you recommend a lot of films to your friends? And do you follow the recommendations your friends give to you? In this post I’m going to write a bit about recommendations and what …
Everything looks better in black and white | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/11/08 | Uncategorized
“Everything looks better in black and white”. Paul Simon sang those words in Central Park in 1981, and he’s sang them to me during more car journeys than I’ve kept track on. If I …
What is a good film critic? | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/11/04 | Uncategorized
Do you know if your favourite film critic has a diploma in film studies? I don’t for sure and what more: I don’t care. Not a bit. Film criticism isn’t a branch of the …
Eye candy about lives that could have been | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/11/03 | Uncategorized
Life is an endless stretch of choices. Sometimes I just get so get so tired of it. I can almost long back for the days when there was only one telephone company and electricity …
My snow angel for Headhunters | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/11/02 | Uncategorized
It  barely ever happens that I write about a movie without having any idea at all about what other people have thought about it. There are always footprints all over the place, people have …