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A happy surprise – or a sad disappointment | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/08/07 | Soi kèo
Many of the film writers and podcasters I follow claim that they avoid to see any trailer or review about a movie before they have seen it themselves. While I don’t accuse them for …
A movie about Live, the Universe and Everything | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/08/03 | Soi kèo
I’ve never been as intimidated by a movie as I was by The Tree of Life. The very thought of it made me nervous. I had seen reviews, which if lyrical, most of all …
A case of colliding temperaments? | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/08/01 | Soi kèo
“You’re breaking my heart! You’re breaking my heart!” What kind of a line is that? Just asking. I suppose the sort that you can find in an Italian movie. Doors are slammed, people are …
My thoughts on movie ratings | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/07/31 | Soi kèo
How come that we give out grades on movies in the form of a number, but not on books, theatre performances or art? This question was raised by my local newspaper six months ago, …
In an empty cinema no one can hear you cry | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/07/27 | Soi kèo
I’ve been a cinema visitor for about 40 years. But I’ve never found myself to be the only person in the audience until the other night, as I watched Beginners. “Where do you want …
Could you stomach seeing the same movie 128 times? | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/07/26 | Soi kèo
A friend of mine has seen the same movie 127 times since he saw it for the first time at the age of eight. The movie in question is The Third Man. He claims …
A sobering wake-up from the French spell | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/07/25 | Soi kèo
It feels a bit weird to go back to talking about what’s going on on the film screen, while still in shock after what happened in Norway a few days ago. And yet, …
The disturbing thought: “This is like a movie” | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/07/24 | Soi kèo
It was late Friday afternoon and I had just arrived at home when I got the first fragments of news from Norway about the terror attack. Whatever remained of my illusion of Scandinavia being …
A Look Into the Pensieve | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/07/20 | Soi kèo
It was one of those days of despair. The cancer was raging uncontrolled in the stomach of my 56 year old father and I can only imagine the agony he felt as he approached …
Sparkles of Nostalgia | The Velvet Café
Post at 2011/07/20 | Soi kèo
So, here’s the deal: I was 11 years old in 1979, when this movie takes place. Blondie, Walkman players and the nuclear accident in Harrisburg isn’t just something from the history;  It’s a part …