Jackie Brown (1997) by Quentin Tarantino.

Ordell Robbie’s (Samuel L. Jackson) hair is half his personality. I love that.

7.0

Open Hearts (org. Elsker Dig For Evigt, 2002) by Susanne Bier.

Toe-curling. But has its moments.

6.0

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) by David O. Russell.

Cooper is in the game. J-Law is still in the game. De Niro is back in the game. But could’ve lived without Dancing with the Stars and the hollywood feel-good touch in the end.

6.0

The King’s Speech (2010) by Tom Hooper has a very uninteresting plot. I mean, who wants to watch a film about a stammering man going to a speech therapist?

Except that man is the soon-to-be-king George VI, and except every single actor and detail in general is great.

7.0

Over The Edge (org. Over Kanten, 2012) by Laurits Munch-Petersen and Jacob Ditlev.

4.0

Bret McKenzie, 38 years.

Cast Away (2000) by Robert Zemeckis.

1. This film’s fundament is built almost entirely of the talent of Tom Hanks, and Hanks is fantastic.

2. To create a lonelier atmosphere the majority of the film has no background music, which turns out to be a good decision - on the grounds that the music that is involved is classic Hollywood.

3. Honorable mention: Wilson the Volleyball.

7.0

In the Heat of the Night (1967) by Norman Jewison succeeds as a character developing story. The crime story itself has not much to offer.

Rod Steiger is awesome as the gum-chewing police chief and he won an Academy Award for it. Sidney Poitier is not quite as awesome but still shows talent when he gets the chance.

6.0

Sherlock: Season 1, Episode 1 - “A Study In Pink”.
Directed by Paul McGuigan.

"I’m not a psychopath, Anderson, I’m a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research."

8.5

ID:A (2011) by Christian E. Christiansen.

A Danish wanna-be Bourne Identity film going by the book.

5.0

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) by Benh Zeitlin is kind of beautiful. And low-budget apparently; the aurochs are gigantic pigs and the actors were chosen among the locals. The environment and people of “The Bathtub” (the main location of the film) ended up being really great though.

I saw the deleted scenes afterwards and some of them should really not have been deleted. They were utmost important for the coherence, and with its 93 minutes the film could’ve afforded to contain them.

5.5

Getting recognized for the first few times was hard. It was very strange. And then after that we started going places and people would send me milkshakes to my table, you know. And I’m lactose intolerant.
Paul Dano

Favorite Acting Performances

Leland: Isn’t it strange? I woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and there it was, literally changed overnight.

 - Ray Wise as Leland Palmer about this hair turning white (Twin Peaks,TV Series, 1990-91).

The Method (org. El Método, 2005) by Marcelo Piñeyro is a lesson in arseholeology.

It’s clever. It’s intense. And yet really frustrating at some points. Some scenes are completely unnecessary, and one particular scene that seems to be a minor but great plot twist is completely forgotten and ignored in the following final scenes.

6.5

Inglourious Basterds (2009) by Quentin Tarantino.

Tarantino’s just doing what he does best. The crew of actors are doing what they do best better. I absolutely love the almost excessive usage of languages and accents.

It’s pretty good although there’s some flaws in the plot… and the baseball bat tendency of the Bear Jew was totally unnecessary for the character as it never had any part to play throughout the rest of the film.

7.5