Druk (2020)

– hvad med en film om mikrodosering af LSD?!

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. With Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe. Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood.

Source: Druk (2020) – IMDb

6.3/10 – for skuespillet alene! Burde være 3-4 for elendigt manus.

Normal-Danmark kommer gennem krisen ved at forråde fællesskabets individuelle behov (ved at undlade at hjælpe) og rejser sig på asken fra ofringen af den svageste og mest needy. Og det er der ingen skam i. Ikke noget “ingen lades tilbage” hér. Mandens (i hvert fald mandens) fællesskab er ‘enhver alene for alle’, og alt der kan undskylde mandens ikke-støtte af den svageste i fællesskabet er manglen på sprog & dén erfaring, som deres aktion gennem manuskriptet er første skridt hen imod. Continue reading “Druk (2020)”

The Midnight Sky (2020)

– an opinion with spoilers

Directed by George Clooney. With George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Caoilinn Springall. This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Source: The Midnight Sky (2020) – IMDb

Review: 5/10

A messy script, or were scenes added to satisfy a test audience?

29 December 2020

MANY SPOILERS AHEAD! Continue reading “The Midnight Sky (2020)”

piratfilm: årets top-10

Interessant at følge Torrentfreaks daglige nyheder om copyrightbrud i hele verden. Men for en filminteresseret som mig er det bemærkelsesværdigt, hvordan de enkelte films karakterer på nærværende liste falder i løbet af 2020 – Coronaåret. Gad vide, om folk forventer mere eller bare har mere tid til fordybelse? Continue reading “piratfilm: årets top-10”

Best indie Science Fiction 1995-2019

– mostly films

I personally do not keep a list of relevant science fiction films – specifically I track Time Travel movies and Scifi+ series – but below is a worthy list of worthy films overlooked by many. In-depth, and taken very seriously. Thank you for that, emvan, user on imdb. And for giving me some good referrals, just as I was beginning to think there was nothing more to watch. Right now I am hard pressed to think of excluded indie titles of relevance.

The list included below is strictly  to create awareness (search results on titles and some traffic). For emvan’s in-depth comments and evaluations of content, please follow the source link below.

Source: Best Indie Sci-Fi 1997-2019

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Rainer, hand, dance, minimalism

Yvonne Rainer b. 1934

Rainer’s first film, Hand Movie, was shot by fellow dancer William Davis when Rainer was confined to a hospital bed, recovering from major surgery and unable to dance. The resulting five minutes of footage is a sustained close-up shot of Rainer’s hand against a grey background as it stretches and contracts, bends and points, performing the kinds of everyday, quotidian movements that characterize her pioneering minimalist choreography.

Kilde: https://ubu.com/film/rainer_hand-movie.html

001LithiumX (aka. LX2048) (2020)

– an opinion

LX 2048 Poster

Directed by Guy Moshe. With Juliet Aubrey, Anna Brewster, Gabrielle Cassi, James D’Arcy. A fatal ill man tries to secure the future of his family in a world where the toxicity of the sun forces people to stay inside during the daytime.

Source: 001LithiumX (2020) – IMDb

Review: 7/10

Deadly pacing, but BRILLIANT script reminiscent of PKD!

25 September 2020

This is a GOOD manuscript. And one of the most lonely, up-to-date depictions of modern online society, just taken to future extremes. Also reminiscent of Philip K Dick

Problems #1, 2,, 3 and 4 are Continue reading “001LithiumX (aka. LX2048) (2020)”

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (TV Series 2020)

– an opinion

MINI-SERIES created by John Logan. With Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Adriana Barraza. When a grisly murder shocks Los Angeles in 1938, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the troubled history of the city.

Source: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (TV Series 2020) – IMDb

review: 9/10

With responsibility to the world.

4 July 2020

Looking at the imdb-demographics the 8-10 votes outshine the 1-3 vote 1:3. And there’s a reason for that. Continue reading “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (TV Series 2020)”

Solis (2018)

– an opinion

Directed by Carl Strathie. With Steven Ogg, Alice Lowe, Sid Phoenix, Henry Douthwaite. After a space mining operation gone bad, Troy is on an emergency escape vehicle drifting towards the sun. He gets radio contact with possible help but will they get there in time?

Source: Solis (2018) – IMDb

review: 9/10

Always judge based on now, not expectations

3 November 2018

I don’t wanna go politics on you all, but a British movie racing against the clock in order to come to a singular goal makes me think of a great loss of community.

Now, forget I said that. This is not a very British movie, and it’s not sentimental, and it’s not Hollywood, and even if the race against the clock is an ancient premise in any action movie, this is a spectacular “spanner in the wheel” kind of story that you may remember for a long time. Continue reading “Solis (2018)”

Higher Power (2018)

– an opinion.

Directed by Matthew Charles Santoro. With Ron Eldard, Jordan Danger, Colm Feore, Austin Stowell. When the Universe decides what it wants, it’s pointless to resist. With his family’s life at stake, Joseph Steadman finds himself the unwilling test subject of a maniacal scientist in a battle that could save the world, or destroy it.

Source: Higher Power (2018) – IMDb

review: 6/10

A script coach next will get you so much farther.

24 October 2018

The problem all the way through is where the “right gene” comes from and why THAT is important. Everything builds on that, from the original story to the acting to the rather spectacular and inventive SFX, which causes suspension of disbelief to NOT set it. Too bad. The $500.000 invested in this could have come to so much better use, if $5000 more was spent on a script coach with the good sense to permit an original story.

6/10 for all the good effort. I believe it could have earned 8/10 with a tiny origin story, how ever preposterous or mysterious.

Go again!