Show Me Cinema #11: Under the Sun

One of the biggest names in terms of the Swedish film industry is the British Colin Nutley (he moved here and settled in the 1980s). He and his wife-acting collaborator Helena Bergström (who’s played the lead in every one of his films/tv shows since 1990’s BlackJack) struck gold with their film House of Angels (Änglagård),Continue reading “Show Me Cinema #11: Under the Sun”

License to Review #5: You Only Live Twice (1967)

James Bond will return to cinemas this November with his twenty-fifth adventure, No Time to Die. In preparation, David Alkhed will take a look at all the previous entries in the franchise and see which ones are deserving of praise (shaken) and which ones aren’t (stirred). With five years and four films under his belt,Continue reading “License to Review #5: You Only Live Twice (1967)”

License to Review #4: Thunderball (1965)

James Bond will return to cinemas this November with his twenty-fifth adventure, No Time to Die. In preparation, David Alkhed will take a look at all the previous entries in the franchise and see which ones are deserving of praise (shaken) and which ones aren’t (stirred). Goldfinger felt like a breath of fresh air inContinue reading “License to Review #4: Thunderball (1965)”

Show Me Cinema #10: Let the Right One In

There is a definitive, albeit not too surprising, shortage of really good Swedish horror films. In fact the only ones I can think of that have received some kind of recognition, both abroad and domestically, are Viktor Sjöström’s The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen) and Ingmar Bergman’s Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen). Other than that, the majorityContinue reading “Show Me Cinema #10: Let the Right One In”

The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008) – A Fistful of Holy Shit

I’ve reviewed two South Korean films for this website, Memories of Murder and House of Hummingbird. One of them is a darkly comical detective mystery and the other one is a coming-of-age drama. In the review for the latter I mentioned my desire to watch additional Korean films that weren’t genre-films and I hope toContinue reading “The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008) – A Fistful of Holy Shit”

License to Review #3: Goldfinger (1964)

James Bond will return to cinemas this November with his twenty-fifth adventure, No Time to Die. In preparation, David Alkhed will take a look at all the previous entries in the franchise and see which ones are deserving of praise (shaken) and which ones aren’t (stirred). When watching the early James Bond films featuring SeanContinue reading “License to Review #3: Goldfinger (1964)”

License to Review #2: From Russia with Love (1963)

James Bond will return to cinemas this November with his twenty-fifth adventure, No Time to Die. In preparation, David Alkhed will take a look at all the previous entries in the franchise and see which ones are deserving of praise and which ones aren’t. Following the smash success of Dr. No, a sequel was quicklyContinue reading “License to Review #2: From Russia with Love (1963)”

A Certain Sacrifice (1985): Madonna’s surreal and ‘borderline’ insane debut

By random chance, I got curious about Madonna’s filmography besides Dick Tracy, Evita and Swept Away. So I went to check her filmography on Wikipedia and started to skim through it. Then I noticed this little oddity, placed right before Desperately Seeking Susan, which should make this Madonna’s big-screen debut. I enter it’s Wikipedia page,Continue reading “A Certain Sacrifice (1985): Madonna’s surreal and ‘borderline’ insane debut”

License to Review #1: Dr. No (1962)

James Bond will return to cinemas this November with his twenty-fifth adventure, No Time to Die. In preparation, David Alkhed will take a look at all the previous entries in the franchise and see which ones are deserving of praise and which ones aren’t. Few film franchises have been as impactful and long-lasting as theContinue reading “License to Review #1: Dr. No (1962)”