Bruce Springsteen: Letter to You

Just over a year after his previous album, the wonderfully smoooooth California-pop-meets-country Western Stars, the 71-year-old rocker from New Jersey is set to release yet another album.   Writer’s block There’s a slightly unusual “origin story” behind Letter to You. During one of Bruce Springsteen’s 236 (!) Broadway shows (2017-2018) a fan gifted him an … Read more

The Undoing

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The series champion David E. Kelley is behind the new HBO series where Danish Susanne Bier sits firmly in the Directors chair. Together they have created a very engaging thriller, The Undoing, with Kidman in great shape.   The rich play ground In a luxury apartment in Manhattan, the cancer surgeon Jonathan (Hugh Grant) … Read more

Enola Holmes

There is a lot you have not experienced in this world, such as that master detective Sherlock Holmes had a sister – and that was perhaps just fine? Netflix, based on Nancy Springer’s novel, has spun on the fascinating universe of Arthur Conan Doyle. Set at the end of the 19th century with technological advances … Read more


We have been to “The Big Apple” several times, and then passed the bronze statue of the husky dog Balto in Central Park. As children, we read with wide eyes the North of the Yukon (by the legendary Disney cartoonist Carl Barks), about the dog race to secure the vaccine for the remote city of … Read more

The Devil All the Time

The devil lurks in the dark! was a headline we recently used to characterize the intense thriller The Lighthouse, but you know how well it also describes this outrageous drama.   In the mid-1950s, war veteran Willard Russell (Bill Skarsgård) tries to create a life and start a family. His godly mother wants him to … Read more

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Most of us have once or twice woken up, drenched in sweat, a dark and insidious night, plagued by a terrible nightmare about Sister Ratched? The legacy of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” No? No bells ringing you say? Sister Ratched is one of the most iconic characters in film history. The icy, cynical … Read more

Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Season 1

Mickey Mouse buys Darth Vader “Mickey Mouse” has given us access to the first three (of eight) episodes of the first season of The Mandalorian, so this will be a somewhat amputated review. That said, what we’ve seen bodes well! After burning $36 billion on all the rights to the Stars Wars universe, Disney has … Read more

The Way Back

Strong self-pity is at the center of what Ben Affleck almost gives us a sneak peek into his troubled private life. It’s no secret that the Hollywood star, on a private level, has for years struggled with alcohol problems, going in and out of rehab. When he in The Way Back portrays a small, heavily … Read more

Away (Netflix)

In 2015, Matt Damon reigned in solitary majesty on Mars, stranded after an accident and with little chance of surviving or returning home. Five years later, it’s Hilary Swank and her crew’s turn. Life on Mars? Scientists have been searching for life on the Red Planet for many decades, and in June 2018, NASA informed … Read more


The rescue of the cinemas? After the Chinese came to the conclusion that it was a silly idea to stuff pangolins, infected with virus-infested bat shit, and cinemas around the world went into lockdown mode, it has been a rather meager film offer for filmmakers. Closed cinemas, on the other hand, have given a golden … Read more

Project Power

We don’t see Jamie Foxx in front of the camera as much as we used to and both last year and the year before we only got one film with the actor known from Collateral, Django Unchained and Ray. Now he returns in Project Power,  with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in search of the back streets of … Read more



We constantly hear horror visions that the Earth is becoming totally overpopulated, and that eventually there will not be enough food for all of us – but as always, nature finds a way… When Gwyneth Paltrow returns home from a business trip to Hong Kong, she feels unwell, dizzy and has a fever (sounds familiar?). … Read more

I Know This Much is True

When we heard that Derek Cianfrance sat in the directors chair of I Know This Much is True, it aroused our immediate interest. The director is behind excellent drama films such as Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines and The Light Between Oceans. With this HBO series, he tops his relatively short directing career. … Read more



Netflix’s new action thriller Extraction is based on the cartoon Cuidad (by Joe Russo, who also wrote the screenplay); and it seems – for better or worse. The lone wolf Tyler Rake (Chris “Thor” Hemsworth) is a mentally injured elite soldier who now rents out his “services” to the highest bidder. He works within a … Read more

The Lighthouse

Robert Eggers (The Witch) has written and directed an intense drama set on a barren, desolate rocky island off the rugged coast of New England in the 1890s. Old age collide with youthful enthusiasm The old lighthouse is powered by the aging laughter bit of a sea urchin, Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe). He knows the … Read more

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