torsdag 31 december 2009

Happy New Year!

and hope this new year and decade will bring many more masterpieces to our cinema :)

onsdag 30 december 2009

10 Words Review:

The Cat's Meow:
Delightful, funny homage to the happy 20s. Dunst is magnificent.
Best in Show: The Costumes

The Last of the Mohicans
One of the best romantic adventures to come from Hollywood.
Best in Show: The Cinematography

Original storytelling with a great cast. Sally Potter is Back
Best in Show: Dame Dench

Let's Make A List

Today I am going to give you my Top 10 of 1994. I've once written about this year, but here are my (almost) ultimate top 10 of that specific year.

10. Vanya on 42nd Street
This is a proof that you can make subtle and quiet drama, but at the same time being incredible effective and engaging.

9. Queen Margot

Now It becomes hard to rank the movies, but I ultimately decided to put this highly fascinating french flick at #9, put this may very well change. From the beginning of the movie you're caught fascinating about the glory, pride, venegance and greedy court of France, where a wedding of a protestant prince and a catholic princess is the center of all the events around it. Adjani is captivating, but the one that walks away with all the applause is Virna Lisi in her poisonous performance as Catherine de Medici.

8. Ed Wood
Ahah! This is a funny and tragic pic about the infamous director Ed Wood. Tim Burton give us an entertaining but thoughtful view of a man outside of the society's life. This time he gives the lead role once again to Johnny Depp, who in return gives one of the silver screens best male performances every.

7. Quiz Show
It's about the Quiz scandal in the 50s which made people realize that not everything on TV is the truth. Directed by Robert Redford he shows us he is as good director as an actor. In the lead Ralph Fiennes sparkles, but it's ultimately the supporting cast that steals the show, especially John Turtorro.

6. Heavenly Creatures
Peter Jackson has never been better than this. In this drama he tells us the real story about two girls who murders one of the girls mother. This is not only Jackson breakthrough, but also Kate Winslet ultimate breakthrough, and what a breakthrough. Winslet is living the role in this movie and we absolutely forgets that she is Kate Winslet. The Visuals are perfect.

5. Bullets over Broadway
The Best of Woody Allens 90s movie. This is maybe him in a more mainstream mood than before, but still he gives us delightful comedy and great performance by the cast where Dianne Wiest definitely becomes the center of the actors all by herself.

4. Natural Born Killers
It's actually quite enjoyable movie about a couple on a killing spree. Lewis and Harrelson has never been better and their chemistry is top-notch. Sadly this picture is overshadowed by another violent picture from a controversial director and that's my...

... 3. Pulp Fiction
One of the most iconic pictures of the 90s. I'm not going to write more about this since I think everyone else know why it is so good :)

2. Trois Couleurs: Rouge
What a splendid film. Everything is great the cinematography, the acting, the screenplay, EVERYTHING!

1. Chungking Express
This beautiful film is not only a visual feast, but also got a great story and splendid acting. Definitely one of the best movies of the 90s, maybe it's even better than In the Mood for Love?

If anyone is reading this, what's yours top 10 of 1994. Is there anything on my list you disagree about or anything you love about my list?

tisdag 29 december 2009

In the mood for silent

This week I've gone crazy for silent films from the 10s and 20s. I've watched classics such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Foolish Wives both films I recommend greatly. I shall in the next weeks watch more D.W. Griffith, F.W. Murnau, Sergei Eisenstein and Erich von Stroheim. Sadly, the pictures by Cecil B. DeMille from this period, those where Gloria Swanson starred, I can't find anywhere. They seems to be lot more interesting than the talkies he made.

Also expect before the Oscar that I will announce my personal award.

tisdag 22 december 2009

The Best movie of 2009?

Mo'Nique oscar tactic?

In the last couple of week Mo'Nique has got a little "backlash" why?
Because she isn't campaigning, her decision not to show up at the NYFCC ceremony, her reason was something with her family to do, so it will probably not hurt her chances. But also that she asked former Oscar nominees what and Oscar does financially.

Well I think all these things are a campaign in it's own way, remember George C. Scott. He said that he didn't want the award, which led to more publicity and after all an Oscar, maybe he actually wanted the Oscar?

lördag 28 november 2009

My new swedish blog (though I will still write in this one)

Reviews in 10 words

Beauty and the Beast (1946)
When Cinema turns into art, a masterpiece without any doubts

A Christmas Tale (2008)
French Cinema at It's Best, Catherine Deneuve Steals the Show

Lola Montes (1955)
Breathtaking cinematography and costumes, and the circus scenes are great.

The Turning Point (1977)
70s-Style Dramatic soap-opera with two great actresses, Maclaine and Bancroft.

fredag 27 november 2009

The Top 10 Films of All Time (According to Me)

Sunrise (27)
Gone With the Wind (39)
Day of Wrath (43)
The Earrings of Madame De... (53)
Lola Montes (55)
Smile of a Summer Night (55)
West Side Story (61)
Bonnie and Clyde (67)
Cries and Whispers (73)
The Last Metro (80)

Well this is my top 5, of course it's not temporary cause tomorrow I may be thinking some other movies is the top 10. But the absolute favorite is highlighted

tisdag 24 november 2009

Best of Katharine Hepburn

Best Performance
1. Long Day's Journey Into Night
2. Bringing Up Baby
3. Summertime
4. The Philadelphia Story
5. Little Women

måndag 23 november 2009

The Incredible Katharine part 2

During the 40s she had 4 great roles, but only two oscar nominations. Those happened for The Philadelphia Story and Woman of the Year, while State of the Union and Adam's Rib (eligible 1950) was also deserving for some award especially the underrated State of the Union. But well Katharines 1940s is like Meryls 1990s, they did good roles but nothing comparable to their roles in the decade before or after.

So to the much happier 50s. This decade Hepburn landed some of her best roles and movies. The African Queen, Summertime and Suddenly Last Summer all three stands as great movies, but only Summertime is a real masterpiece. But on the other hand the Hepburn manner became more and more prominent, which you could notice very well in The African Queen and Suddenly Last Summer. Summertime on the other hand Hepburn gave a fine emotional and natural performance as the old spinster who finds love in Venice.

The 60s she only did 4 movies roles, but they were chosen carefully. Long Day's Journey Into Night IS an essential from stage to screen performance and Hepburn is just brilliant. Guess Who's coming to dinner isn't maybe anything groundbreaking but still a fine and relaxing performance. In The Lion in Winter she heated the performance up to such a degree that it sometimes becomes quite Over-the-top, but you never get annoyed of this.

In the 70s-80s her career seemed to decline with her age and the best performance from the decades was The Trojan Woman, an exciting performance from an all-time great actress.

Now It's Official:


Who's the best?

söndag 22 november 2009


Nu tänkte jag tips er om en komedi!

The proposal
& den handlar om..
Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock)som är en tuff chef som ingen rår på. Eftersom hon är från Kanada kommer myndigheterna henne på spåren, och hon måste deporteras tillbaka till sitt hemland. Enda lösningen på problemet är att hon gifter sig, och eftersom hennes assistent Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) finns nära till hands, råkar det bli honom. Det nyblivna paret utsätts för många prövningar, bland annat ett besök hos Andrews familj i Alaska...
mer säger jag inte, än att ni bör kolla in den =D
vi hörs!

Bright Star

I REALLY want to see it! This seems like one of these movies critics will revalue in 50 years and then call it a masterpiece.

Highly Recommended

If you feel that this weeks releases was quite uninspiring or not just good enough. Then I recommend you this french piece of gem. Summer Hours. It evokes the exactly right emotions. Edith Scob and Juliette Binoche is splendid in their roles and fully deserving of award attention, though the won't get any... :(

lördag 21 november 2009

Natt bloggning!

Inte länge sen sist ju :)

Tänkte tipsa er om en film jag såg för drygt 3 veckor sen.
Nämligen Paranormal activity, som får en riktigt rädd.

Den handlar om...
Katie och Mica, som tycker att dom upplever underligga saker i huset.
Så som knarrande dörrar, fot steg i trappan, och andra ljud.
Till en början tror Mica att det är barnen i huset brevid som håller på och skrämmer Katie..
Så en dag beslöt han sig för att köpa en videokamera fast besluten om att dokumentera spöket, demonen, inbillningarna eller vad det nu kan vara. Så dom sätter upp kameran i sovrummet.
Mica resonerar att ''I videokameran kommer verkligheten att synas och det är först när man har koll på den som man kan göra något åt saken''

Värt att ge filmen en chans, iaf för dom som kan sova sen efter ;)


hej, jag är en svensk skribent och tänkte ''hjälpa'' Jesper med tipsen!
eftersom vi har olika smak, blir det bra för alla =D

Best Actresses of the Decade part 1 (2000-2004)

2000 (Contenders I Haven't Seen = Laura Linney, Michelle Yeoh, Renée Zellweger)

2001 (Contenders I Haven't Seen = Kirsten Dunst, Cate Blanchett, Charlotte Rampling)
2002 (Contenders I Haven't Seen = Maggie Gyllenhaal, Isabelle Huppert, Kirsten Dunst)
2003 (Contenders I Haven't Seen = Charlotte Rampling, Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman)
2004 (Contenders I Haven't Seen = Nicole Kidman "Birth", Julie Delpy, Imelda Staunton, Laura Dern, Isabella Rossellini, Anne Reid, Tilda Swinton)

Please comment which others actresses is awardworthy, I really want to know foreign or indie stuff, I found them more interesting!

Animated Short - Partly Cloudy

Now I watched another animated short film. This isn't so interesting as "The Cat Piano", but it's neverthless very sweet animation. The plot on the other hand I think is a little thin.

Early NBR Predictions

Best Picture:
1. Precious
2. A Single Man
3. Invictus
4. Nine
5. Brothers
6. Up in the Air
7. The Last Station
8. Bright Star
9. The Hurt Locker
10. Public Enemies

YES! I'm leaving out "An Education"

Best Director - Jane Campion - Bright Star
(Alternate: Michael Hoffman - The Last Station or Clint Eastwood - Invictus)
Best Actor - Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart
(Alternate: Morgan Freeman - Invictus)
Best Actress - Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia
(Alternate: Helen Mirren - The Last Station or Michelle Pfeiffer - Chéri)
Best Supporting Actor - Jude Law - Sherlock Holmes
(Alternate: Christopher Plummer - The Last Station or Stanley Tucci - Julie & Julia)
Best Supporting Actress - Mo'Nique - Precious
(Alternate: Penélope Cruz - Nine or Natalie Portman - Brothers)
Best Animated Feature - Up
(Alternate: Ponyo)
Breakthrough Male - Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker
(Alternate: Joseph Gordon-Levitt - (500) Days of Summer
Breakthrough Female - Gabourey Sibide - Precious
(Alternate: Carey Mulligan - An Education or Rose McIver - The Lovely Bones*)
* She had very much time in the trailer, will it be a sign?
Best Cast - Nine
(Alternate: An Education or Brothers)
Best Directorial Debut - Tom Ford - A Single Man
Best Original Screenplay - A Serious Man
Best Adapted Screenplay - The Last Station

Top Foreign Films:
Broken Embraces
Everlasting Moments
A Prophet (Release Date?)
Summer Hours
The White Ribbon

I Really don't know the eligibilty for this category

Top Five Documentaries
The Beach of Agnes Varda
The Cove
This Is It

I Have no idea really....

Top Independet Films

This is just guesses.

Some favorite shots from this decade

Animated Short - The Cat Piano

Since the shortlist for Best Animated Short was revealed I decided to watch on of the listed "The Cat Piano", you can all watch it at Youtube.

It's an incredible piece of work that would work greatly as an animated motion picture. The animation was also splendid.

Many extra points for the voiceover... loved it.

fredag 20 november 2009


Nine, Nine, Nine.

What more can I say.

During the last couple of days i've been listening to the songs and watching the clips from Nine. With the clips i've seen it all looks like I'm going to be more than satisfy with Cruz, Kidman, Cotillard and Day-Lewis who all four belongs to this decades best actors and actresses.

fredag 13 november 2009

The Auteurs

A Great site EVERYONE shall join.

here's mine account with ratings of movies from 2009 and my favorite movies and directors.

torsdag 12 november 2009

Coming this season...

... More Best Actress Editions
... and the Bests of the Decade (but this may come during the early part of 2010 since there are still som movies I need to catch up with)

But be prepared with this movie too be listed...

tisdag 10 november 2009

3 Women

I just finished watching and... well... I need to think about it a little more. But What I Can say is that it's a really great movie!

måndag 9 november 2009

The Sparkling Diamond...

... and she still sparkles

News New News

Today it was announced that Winona Ryder and Barbara Hershey will star together in "Black Swan". The Film where Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis is portraying ballerinas. The Film is directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Cannot Wait! :D

Then to a sad new, that was announced around last week as that Joe Wright (Atonement) WILL NOT direct "My Fair Lady" it was just a rumour :(. It also makes me worry if Knightley also is a rumour (Hope Not!)

Then to another good new. The Role Charlize Theron (Monster) dropped out of in "The Danish Girl" is now taking over by Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love). Cannot wait for this picture neither both Kidman (Moulin Rouge!) AND Paltrow will be juicy.

Family Portrait

söndag 8 november 2009

Everlasting Moments

To everyone, it's only 2 months til all yours end-year list will be made and finished. Please watch Everlasting Moments before you do it, it's a wonderful film deserving of everyones recognition.

lördag 7 november 2009

Julie & Julia

Yesterday I watched Julie & Julia. It was a very enjoyable movie, maybe not a masterpiece but still a wholesome and fun movie. Meryl Streep truly was Julia Child and gave probably one of the best female leading performance of the year (still haven't decided if she's better than Gainsbourg). Stanley Tucci had his own while playing against Streep and was a lot better than he was in "The Devil Wears Prada". Amy Adams gave a pretty safe and charming turn, but nothing we haven't seen from her before. Also the score was superb!

torsdag 5 november 2009

onsdag 4 november 2009

Best Actress 1964

My Nominees:
Anne Bancroft - The Pumpkin Eater
When I first watched this movie I was mesmerized how great Bancroft was in this. Before this movie I only knew her as the mother in The Graduate. But now i'm a complete fan. The breakdown is just scaring because it seems so real!

Catherine Deneuve - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
This is the breakthrough of Deneuve, and a good one too. Her charisma just sparkles and she really seems like a star here.

Olivia de Havilland - Lady in a Cage
This was a terrific performance in a terryifing film. The whole movie is a psychological suspense movie, and De Havilland is at the top of her game in this.

Audrey Hepburn - My Fair Lady
A classic performance certifing Hepburns status as a cultural icon.

Kim Stanley - Séance on a Wet Afternoon
Haunting.... and great.

and the Winner Is!

tisdag 3 november 2009

FYC: Jane Krakowski for Oscar Host!

I'm falling more and more for Krakowski. The Nine soundtrack, 30 rock AND the fantastic TV ad where she plays Scarlett O'Hara. SO ALL I CAN SAY IS KRAKOWSKI FOR OSCAR HOST!

måndag 2 november 2009

Penélope Cruz

Remember for some years ago when nobody likes Cruz, now it all suddenly changed. EVERYONE loves Cruz. Her year in 2008 was great, and so will the rest of 2009 also be. She was very good in "Broken Embraces", not "Vicky Cristina" great but still very good.

Well she's currently the front-runner for almost everyones sexpot of the year award :P

Best Actress 1961

This my take on the Best Actress category 1961 (quite random I know!)

I'm going to do as Andrew did over Encore's World of Film & TV blog (which you could visit if you look at my favourite blogs :). He did semi-finalist and finalist list, which I thought was a very good idea :)


Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's
I know this is probably one of the most well known performances of Hepburn, but it wasn't really the WOW factor I thought it would be. She looks beautiful and does her job well. She is marvellous in some scenes, but more less than often. Also we can say she was miscast. BUT this is though one of the most iconic performances of 1961 and the moment she sings "Moon River" is pure magic.

Audrey Hepburn - The Children's Hours
While "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was a miscasting, this was the complete opposite. Hepburn is used to do this kind of role as the sweet woman. While it was a beautiful performance, it turned out quite boring.

Shirley MacLaine - The Children's Hours
MacLaine makes surprisingly little with this juicy role, even if she's better than Hepburn we all know she could do LOT more. Also one thing regarding this movie is that the supporting players stole this show.

Sophia Loren - Two Women
One of these performances where the actress gives up everything and just makes the role come alive. Loren is marvelous!

Clauda McNeill - A Raisin' in the Sun
This is a wonderful and splendid performance by McNeill as the mother. She lights up the screen every minute on screen.

Natalie Wood - Splendor in the Grass
Many people calls this performance dull and uninspired, but I disagree. Wood was charming and heartbreaking here. This really showed how good an actress Wood was. I can't decide Loren and Wood who was the best of the nominees, but Wood gets the title right now.

The Nominees:
Anouke Aimée - Lola
She gives the most sensual performance this year, but also the most joyful. She's really on par with the original Lola.

Harriet Andersson - Through a Glass Darkly
The scene when she's sleepwalking is just breathtaking! Harriet truly gives the character a great performance.

Deborah Kerr - The Innocents
This is a career defining role for Kerr. She's never been better. Her performance is a haunting one, and you sure notice the similarity between her role and the great Nicole Kidman in "The Others", but Kerr was better.

Delphine Seyrig - Last Year at Marienbad
Her performance is maybe not as flashy as everyone else, but she works it out great and you notice her in a moment!

Lucyna Winnicka - Mother Joan of the Angels
WOW! This is what I call a performance. She gives the role a three-dimensonial performance, Wonderful I only say!

and the winner is...

söndag 1 november 2009

The Women - The 2008 Version

Last year "The Women" was released. It was critically loathed and earned 1 razzie nomination for Worst Actress.

Friday I saw it for the first time, I've wanted to seen it since it was released but was scared off by all the negative critics (except Roger Ebert's one). Slowly into the movie I began to realize this wasn't that awful. Of course it wasn't anywhere near the 1939 version, but still not bad. The script was pretty dull though, but it was all helped up by the actresses in this movie. Bening, Ryan, Messing and Leachman are all great comedienne and didn't deserve mention by the Razzie, but Messing and Smith surely did. But it's during the last parts of the movie it begins to crash, not completely but almost. It turns out to be another one of these Hollywood comedies with the same predictable which is ofcourse really boring.

Overall this is a entertaining and sophisticated comedy, but with many flaws that the actresses even couldn't overcome.

Rate: C

lördag 31 oktober 2009

My Inspirations

This list consist of people I look for when I need inspiration for something.

Andy Warhol
August Strindberg
Bette Davis
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen
Catherine Deneuve
David Bowie
Frida Kahlo
Ingmar Bergman
John Lennon
Marlene Dietrich
Marlon brando
Max von Sydow
Salvador Dalì
Vilhelm Moberg

Tell me who's yours?

Avatar: Movie of the Decade?

Avatar will be released in December. I JUST CAN't WAIT ANYMORE! The second trailer made me believe this would be a masterpiece. It's the movie event of the decade easily, name any other movie that has been as hyped in this whole decade! The Lord of the Rings is the only close to this!

fredag 30 oktober 2009

I'm Curious....

... will Xtina star a career in movies like Cher (good response), like Madonna (mixed response), Like Mariah Carey (bad beginning) or Britney Spears (bad response)? Hopefully it will be like Chers

torsdag 29 oktober 2009

Top 10 so far

5 TV-Shows and TV-Series I'm Watching

30 Rock
Mad Men

Guilty Pleasures!
Hell's Kitchen
Project Runaway

lördag 24 oktober 2009


Keira got the role in "My Fair Lady"... and Joe Wright is going to be the DIRECTOR!!!


Best Actress of 2009 (yet)

This is my ballot for Best Actress right now. Expect at least two of them will still be on the ballot at the end of the year.

Hiam Abbass - Lemon Tree

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Antichrist

Maria Heiskanen - Everlasting Moments

Michelle Pfeiffer - Chéri

Robin Wright Penn - The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

fredag 23 oktober 2009

The New Pop Sensation

This is the new sensation from Sweden!

A Piece of Art

This is maybe the most beautiful film of all time!

Truth or Dare?

I Pick Truth!

Yesterday I watched Madonna's 1991 documentary "Truth or Dare" or "In Bed With Madonna" as it's called in Europe.

I was completely hooked on it. It's a fascinating documentary about the one AND only Madonna.

Isn't it weird that my top three favourite movies of 1991 was one animated movie, one horror and one documentary. It's pretty easy to guess the movies i'm talking about :)

torsdag 22 oktober 2009

Five Anticipated Movies:

Who doesn't have this in their anticipated movies list. It's the first movie Cameron has done since "Titanic", that's say all!

The Last Station
This is the period movie we all count down since all the letdowns this year.


Shutter Island
Scorsese is always great with thrilles + a great cast.

The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick's new film, YIPPIE!

onsdag 21 oktober 2009

Destroyer #3

Yes you've seen right "Last Tango in Paris" is a destroyer, though only for Maria Schneider.
The Full frontal pictures of her got too much for the public at the time so her movie career was out of the window.

Destroyer #2

You had it coming!

Dunaway gave a great performance. She was voted runner up by both the NSFC and NYFCC, lost to "Stevie" which was released in 1978. Then she WON the RAZZIE! What the Hell! And after that her movie roles and movies and just gone down. It has happened occasionally that she gives great performances, and then it's often on television.

Dunaway MAKE A COMEBACK!!!!!!!!!

Destroyer #1

This movie destroyed Liv Ullmanns international stardom. She did some few leading roles in english movies afterwards, two of them she got GG nominations for (40 Carats and The Rose Garden). Happily for us, she delivered great performances in swedish and norweigan.

The Music of a Summer Night

Who's the best the superstar Taylor? or the divine Dahlbeck?

I personally think Dahlbeck was the best.

RIP: Amelia's Oscar Chances (I HOPE!!!)

I Woke up tired today, went to "work", came home and went to I've got the day happiest new "Amelia" is flopping... almost. It has right now 17% based on 5 reviews. I know it will probably change to 30%-50%, but still. It's rulling out Swanks Oscar chances unless she makes a Blanchett.

But I still want to see the film all because of Ewan McGregor.

tisdag 20 oktober 2009

Best Actress 1972

1972 was not a great year for films, even if two real classics was released (Cabaret, The Godfather) and one swedish masterpiece was released in NY (Cries and Whispers). Neither was it a rich year for actresses.

The Five oscar-nominees was the great Minnelli, the astonishing Ullmann, the natural Tyson, the theatrical Smith and the singing Ross. Only three of these five holds any Oscar worthy standard (that's the first three mentioned). It wasn't any big surprise when Minnelli won the Oscar. Why?

Ullmann - Lost Horizon opened
Ross and Tyson - Splitting the black votes
Smith - Had no chance from the beginning.

It was no competition for Minnelli to win this.

There wasn't any big omissions this year only some small. Where was Streisand for her superb comic turn in "What's Up Doc?", or where was Woodward (shamefull i haven't seen her movie :( )

Then there also was Juliet Mills in "Avanti!", Burnett in "Pete 'n' Tillie", Hawn in "Butterflies are Free", Tuesday Weld in "Play It as it Lays" and Trish van Devere "One Is A Lonely Number".

Then in the rest of the world there were three other movies released with great performances by actresses. "Cries and Whispers" and "The New Land" would open the next year in US and there was also "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant".

måndag 5 oktober 2009

söndag 4 oktober 2009

Top 3 TV Shows right now

A very short list.

3. The Simpsons
I Know the quality of the jokes have turned down dramatically, but it still gives a smile on my face.

2. 30 Rock
A Funny comedy with great performances from Baldwin, Fey and Krakowski

1. Mad Men
This is simply one of the Best TV-Series in years.

Casting My Fair Lady

Still no new words about the movie. The three contenders for Eliza Doolittle is my favourite Keira Knightley, the limited actress Anne Hathaway* and the underrated Scarlett Johansson**
I really want Knightley to get this role, she would be amazing as Doolittle. Hathaway could very possibly be charming in this but nothing more. Johansson would be greatly miscast.

For the role of Henry Higgins I would want Daniel Day-Lewis. And why not Julie Andrews as Mrs. Higgins, that's smelling Oscar Nomination

*I Just don't think she's good enough to become both the next Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep.
** We must think back to before 2006. and after 2006 she stills have gived us good performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona and The Other Boleyn Girl, but she was a little stiff in The Prestige.

lördag 3 oktober 2009

I've started a new blog where i'm going to write reviews, though in Swedish. But I promise i still will write in this blog.

The new blog is called awardtalkreviews.

lördag 26 september 2009

Diane of Algermeissen

I think Krüger should be taken more serious as a actress. She was great in Inglourious Basterds. She was the better part of National Treasure and she was perfect cast in Troy as "Helen of Troy"

lördag 19 september 2009

The Incredible Katherine

Katherine Hepburn is a legend, rightfully so. She is admired by the modern audiences for being unconventional for her time, a pioneer maybe some people want to call her. But in difference to many other great icons (Monroe, Gardner, Crawford etc.) Katherine is more remembered for her movie performances than her Personal Life (Even if her romance with Spencer Tracy is much-talked about).

Kate's first great performance was 1933 in "Little Women". Kate gave a astonishing performance as Jo March (A Role Winona Ryder did 61 years later, but not with the same success). The Same year she got her first oscar for "Morning Glory", an inferior performance.

1935 came another great performance, "Alice Adams". She gave another great performance, though not on par with her Performance as Jo March. During the next years to come she was called box office poison, only breaking the spell once in "Stage Door". But during these five years she gave us two of her BEST performances. The best of them was "Bringing Up Baby", her she shows us what a lovely comedienne she was, but also what great actress she was. The Second was "Holiday", here she once again gives us a great comedic performance. A Pity she and Cary Grant did to so few movies together.

In 1940 her comeback came in "The Philadelphia Story". Another great performance by Kate and she had great chemistry with both Stewart and Grant in this.

To Be Continued...

tisdag 15 september 2009

Vote at the Katharine Hepburn Award over at Encore's World of Film & Tv

Best of the Best Actresses

I've got this over at Encore's World of Film & Tv


1. Vivien Leigh - Gone With the Wind
Who else? Vivien Leigh gives the most complete performance of all time. Full with intensinty and passion, but still vulnerable. She's the Best

2. Meryl Streep - Sophie's Choice
This is why Streep is called one of the best. Her pale face in this movie stills sticks in my head, I just can't get her away from it.

3. Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar Named Desire

The Rest is a little harder
4. Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Tied Fifth Place
5. Bette Davis - Jezebel
5. Faye Dunaway - Network

måndag 14 september 2009


I'm Eagerly waiting for Syskonbädd 1782 and Safe will arrive to me. Can't wait to see what magic Bibi Andersson and Julianne More does in their films.

PS. I'm Sorry I haven't been so active in the blog during the week, but that will change! DS.

tisdag 8 september 2009


What movie have you've watched the most?

Though I don't count times i've seen a movie, I think it's probably Grease 2, I WAS OBSESSED With Pfeiffer in this movie.

måndag 7 september 2009

Madonna vs. Esther Goris

During the last couple of weeks I've become OBSESSED with Evita, listening to the songs over and over and over and over and over again.

The Movie from 1996 is short from masterpiece, beautiful and greatly acted. Madonna isn't the greatest actress of all time (far from being) but in this role SHE becomes Evita, but even if she becomes Evita I think Esther Goris did an equal great performance as Evita from the same year.

Esther Goris gives us the voice and everything, the only things missing is the obsession of Evita. While Madonna gives us the Icon Evita, but Esther Goris gives us the more "Real" Eva Peron. So Who's the best?

PS. The Musical version as a movie is by the way far better than the dramatic movie DS.

lördag 5 september 2009

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Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role - 2008: Guldbagge

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Maria Heiskanen

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