Some time ago I was looking to broaden my knowledge (or reduce my great ignorance) on Scandinavian films (apart from Bergman and Kaurismaki!), so browsing the web I found this article reviewing the 30th Göteborg International Film Festival – The article gives a good overview of what was shown during the festivals. I have seen some of these movies adn generally I tend to agree with the reviewer – among the best it is certainly the brilliant norwegian Den brysomme mannen.
The original article appeared here
The End of Innocence
Scandinavian Films at the 30th Göteborg International Film Festival
26 January – 5 February 2007
by Mattias Frey
Clint Eastood’s Gran Torino Trailer
(for those who love Clint Eastwood, below is a good interview from the NY Times in the occasion of the release of Clint’s new film: Gran Torino
December 14, 2008
The Films Are for Him. Got That?
By BRUCE HEADLAM (NY Times)
by Roger Ebert
In these hard times, you deserve two “best films” lists for the price of one. It is therefore with joy that I list the 20 best films of 2008, in alphabetical order. I am violating the age-old custom that film critics announce the year’s 10 best films, but after years of such lists, I’ve had it. A best films list should be a celebration of wonderful films, not a chopping process. And 2008 was a great year for movies, even if many of them didn’t receive wide distribution.
This is one movie to watch. I will as soon as i get a chance.
NY Times Review:
These people know how to make animation movies
Worth watching as well: BLU in Berlin – November 2008