The thriller legend in persona, Sir Alfred Hitchcock directed Rebecca in 1940 – he apparently hated the film. Now Netflix is producing a remake of the thriller classic..   The film script is based on the novel (of the same name) by Daphne Du Maurier, and has been filmed countless times, including as a TV …

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We can not exactly say that it abounds with original content on the (relatively) new streaming service Apple TV +, but there are some good ones among what is actually available; and in the forefront we find an Israeli spy series. That the Israelis are among the world’s foremost in intelligence and espionage is widely …

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With more and more players fighting for consumer streamingwallet, more of the leading services are focusing on more local content to attract subscribers. Netflix has launched The Rain, Quicksand – Biggest of all and Ragnarok, while HBO has come up with Beforeigners and Gosta. In its third Nordic TV series, HBO based the script on …

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With Cadaver, Netflix presents us with its first Norwegian film. Here we sense great ambitions and the plot and first scenes are quite promising – unfortunately it does not quite hold up.   Norway is in ruins after a nuclear holocaust, the cities are destroyed and polluted; those who have survived the disaster are fighting …

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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 …

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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) …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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