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"The soup is hot, the soup is cold. Antony is living, Antony is dead." - Octavian (Roddy McDowall) in Cleopatra (1963)

WHAT'S NEW? | DECEMBER 2016

 

ACADEMY AWARDS 2016
Awards - 1st April 2016
See the list of Oscar nominees and winners.

THE 2016 OSCAR WINNERS

2016

 

THE FILMS OF 2016
See the list of reviewed
films from 2016 here

2015

 

THE FILMS OF 2015
See the list of reviewed
films from 2015 here

 

THE COEN BROTHERS
Directors - 28/01/11
As The Coen brothers this week were nominated for Best Picture for the third time in four years, we take a look at their career.

 

AUTEUR THEORY -
ARROGANT OR TAUTOLOGICAL?

Blog - 19/01/09
Fredrik Fevang comments on Dan Schneider and James Berardinelli's views on film criticism and auteur theory.|
Read

 

NORWEGIAN PERFORMERS
The FreshFilms looks at what
happens outside our Oslo window:

o Bjørn Sundquist
o Trond Espen Seim
o Henrik Mestad

o Sverre Anker Ousdal
 

o Kjersti Holmen
o Aksel Hennie
o
Kristoffer Joner
o
Bjørn Floberg

 

VISIT OUR FORUM
Please visit our independent forum - open for discussions of anything related to film.

Go to the forum

 

A LOOK AT ALFRED HITCHCOCK
Directors
A look at the master of suspense, with new reviews of
Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho.

[HITCHCOCK PROFILE]

 

FEATURED ACTORS / ACTRESSES

GARY OLDMAN
Actors - 10/04/07
The ultimate chameleonic character actor whose string of performances during the late 80s and early 90s is only equalled by Marlon Brando in the 50s.

ELLEN BURSTYN
Actors - 22/03/07
Perhaps the biggest female talent of them all, but Ellen Burstyn never quite shot to superstardom. Maybe just as well, becase this intelligent, level-headed woman knows more about life than most actresses.

WILLIAM HURT
Actors - 02/12/06
One of the classiest classically trained, all-American leading men with a career spanning from sex symbol in the 80s to Cronenberg gangster last year

ALAN ALDA
Actors - 19/02/05
One of the most beloved performers of the past thirty years, Alan Alda gained immortality through Hawkeye Pierce one of the best ever acted tv-characters and followed up defining the tolerant, intelligent, middle-aged sensitive man in films from the early eighties.

ROBERT DUVALL
Actors - 07/02/05
One of the most prolific, intense and skillful actors of our time, Robert Duvall has been a star for forty years and is still going strong. His depth of character is arguably unequalled.

JENNIFER JASON LEIGH
Actors - 06/02/05
This beautiful actress doesn't like to play the girl next door. She liks to dig into the periphery of humans. Roger Ebert dubbed her 'the fearless adventurer of extreme roles'. I dub her the most sexy actress of the past fifteen years.

JOHNNY DEPP
Actors - 05/02/05
From enigmatic, alternative leading man to one of the biggest stars in the business. Johnny Depp isn't the archtypical moviestar. He's off-beat, dark, secretive and cameleonic. And not to forget, the sexiest man around.

NATALIE PORTMAN
Actors - 04/02/05
This sensual, strikingly beautiful and undeniably talented actress has been a movie star for ten years but has only just started. Check out the future queen of Hollywood.

BURT REYNOLDS
Actors - 07/01/05
Perhaps no other actor has conquered the world merely based on charm and charisma in the way Burt Reynolds did in the seventies. His talents have been debated, but his screen presence was singular.

CHRISTIAN BALE
Actors - 20/12/04
He came from nowhere to a leading role in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun and has since slowly built a name for himself. Now Christian Bale is ready to conquer the world.

GLENN CLOSE
Actors - 20/12/04
A slow starter, but Glenn Close shot to instant stardom in the early eighties displaying a range and understanding of characters that has made her one of the most respected women in the business..

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
Actors - 20/12/04
Perhaps the best young character actor to emerge in Hollywood during the past twenty years. Hoffman is still only at the start of his career, and his potential is unarguable.

WARREN BEATTY
Actors'
Few people in Hollywood have gone their own way to the extent of Warren Beatty. A charismatic actor and a creative filmmaker who has only ever starred in 22 pictures since his debut in 1961.

JAMES STEWART
Actors'
"Jimmy Stewart is less a movie star than he is a cultural icon", claimed Leonard Maltin. Here we review the career of one of the most elegant, suave and beloved actors in the history of cinema.

EDWARD NORTON
Actors'
Perhaps the greatest acting talent Hollywood has seen since the early days of Marlon Brando. And this versatily and shrewd young man has only just begun.

HARVEY KEITEL
Actors'
Scorsese-companion Keitel has built himself a career more patiently than most by focusing on artistic integrity and a willingness to take a chance.

MERYL STREEP
Actors'
The determined and unpretensious diva who, despite conveying everything Hollywood is not, has written one of the greatest success stories the city has seen.

JEFF BRIDGES
Actors'
The sparkling kid has grown up. Once a prodigal son of the seventies, now one of Hollywood's most innate character actors. Of course, he's also son of one of the most hilarious men in the history of cinema.

SIR JOHN GIELGUD
Actors'
Perhaps the last of a tradition of great Shakesperian actors. Gielgud's career has been as assorted and diversed as his private life has been encircled in controversy. Even until his death at 96, the old veteran was highly active.

MARLON BRANDO
Actors'
One of, if not the greatest talent in movie history, whose broad range of characters ranges from vulnerable youths to low-lifes in stained raincoats. An eccentric individualist and a media-shy rebel, but also one of the 20th century's greatest men.

ELIJAH WOOD
Actors'
Elijah Wood, one of the most talented youngsters Hollywood has seen, started off as an exceptionally emotional child star beforing growing into a hearthrub with the role of Frodo in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

 

 

about this site

This site contains reviews written by film critic Fredrik Gunerius Fevang. I aim to discuss film on an open-minded but didactic level, offering observations on a film's general or particular function. It is my intention to write reviews that are subtle and authoritative. I am a former student of film science at the College of Lillehammer and of film history at the University of Oslo.

 

 

LATEST REVIEWS

2 0 1 7

JULY 2017

Cold in July (2014)
Tower (2016)
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Margin Call (2011)
Rules Don't Apply (2016)
American Honey (2016)
Beautiful Boy (2010)
Barney's Version (2010)

JUNE 2017

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Kings Bay (2017)
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Friends of Eddie Coyle, The (1973)
Wyatt Earp (1994)

MARCH 2017

The Dead Girl (2006)
Eye for an Eye (1996)
The Only Game in Town (1970)
Dolores Claiborne (1995) (RE)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) (RE)
John Wick (2014)
Snowden (2016)
A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Arrival (2016)

FEBRUARY 2017

Manchester by the Sea (2016)
The Client (1994) (RE)
Det borde finnas regler (2015)
Sully (2016)
The Girl in the Book (2015)
Passengers (2016)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

2 0 1 6

DECEMBER 2016

Bad Lieutenant (1992) (RE)
5 Flights Up (2014)
Boyhood (2014)
Locke (2013)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995) (TV)
What Maisie Knew (2012)
Platoon (1986)
The Finest Hours (2016)
Bone Tomahawk (2016)
Pyromanen (2016)
Blood Father (2016)
The Impossible (2012)
Demolition (2016)
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

OCTOBER 2016

Westworld (1973)
Bugsy (1991) (RE)
Broken Arrow (1996) (RE)
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2012)
Where Eagles Dare (1968) (RE)
Spellbound (1945)
Hitchcock (2012)
Cleopatra (1963)

SEPTEMBER 2016

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) (RE)
Spotlight (2015)
Still of the Night (1982)
Ex Machina (2015)
Boogie Nights (1997) (RE)
Romeo Is Bleeding (1994) (RE)
Breakdown (1997) (RE)

AUGUST 2016

Blow Out (1981)
Becket (1964)
The Robe (1953)

MAI 2016

The Truman Show (1998)
A Simple Plan (1998)
Tillsammans (2000) (RE)
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Into the Abyss (2011)

APRIL 2016

Exam (2009)

MARCH 2016

The Hateful Eight (2015)
The Staircase II (2013)
The Martian (2015)
Youth (2015)
Bølgen (2015)
Relatos Salvajes (2014)
Carlito's Way (1993)
United (2011) (TV)
The Driver (1978)
Steve Jobs (2015)
The Big Short (2015)
Deadfall (2012)
The Revenant (2015)
The Verdict (1982)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Shamus (1973)
The Iceman (2012)
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Regarding Henry (1991)

2 0 1 5

NOVEMBER 2015

Spectre (2015)

SEPTEMBER 2015

Sliding Doors (1998)
Drømmeslottet (1986)
The Fifth Element (1997) (RE)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
The Brave (1997)

AUGUST 2015

Aufdruck (2014) (short)
On the Waterfront (1954) (RE)
When a Stranger Calls (1979)

MAY 2015

Stretch (2014)
The Mask (1994)
Guys and Dolls (1955)
Last Tango in Paris (1972) (RE)
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
It Follows (2014)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Striptease (1996)
A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)

APRIL 2015

Physical Evidence (1989)
Tempted (2001)
Knife Fight (2013)
The French Connection (1971)

MARCH 2015

Foxcatcher (2014)
Enemy (2013)
Wild (2014)
The Fifth Estate (2013)
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Calvary (2014)
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Big Hero 6 (2014)
American Sniper (2014)
The Homesman (2014)

FEBRUARY 2015

American Beauty (1999) (RE)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Nightcrawler (2014)
Marvellous (2014)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Lone Star (1996) (RE)
Birdman (2014)
The Imitation Game (2014)
The Guard (2011)
Brake (2012)

JANUARY 2015

A Few Good Men (1992)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Static (2012)
End Game (2006)
Hud (1963)
Smoke (1995) (RE)
Blue Ruin (2013)
A Night in Old Mexico (2013)
A Time to Kill (1996)
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
The Judge (2014)
Interstellar (2014)
Dumb and Dumberer To (2014)
Home Alone (1990) (RE)
Home Alone 2 (1992) (RE)

2 0 1 4

OCTOBER 2014

Less Than Zero (1987)
Gone Girl (2014)
Midnight Cowboy (1969) (RE)
Point of No Return (1993)
When Time Ran Out (1980)
Cujo (1983) (RE)
Carrie (1976) (RE)
Airport '77 (1977)
Meteor (1979)
The Mechanic (1972)
Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Don't Look Now (1973)
The Apartment (1960)
The Hindenburg (1975)
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Das Boot (1981)
Marnie (1964)
Damnation Alley (1977)
Airport (1970)
The Naked Gun (1988) (RE)
Money Train (1995) (RE)
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Passengers (2008)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)

SEPTEMBER 2014

The Challenger (2013) (TV)
Die Vierte Macht (2012)
Coming Home (1978)
Metro (1997) (RE)
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
The Descent (2005)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Saturday Night Fever (1977) (RE)
Breaking Away (1979)

AUGUST 2014

Nymphomaniac (2013)
The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Coherence (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

JUNE 2014

The Frozen Ground (2013)

MAY 2014

Sound of My Voice (2011)
Another Earth (2011)
Escape Plan (2013)
Independence Day (1996) (RE)
Fatso (2008)

APRIL 2014

Delirious (1983) (TV)
Chloe (2009)

MARCH 2014

Non-Stop (2014)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Captain Phillips (2013)
La vie d'Adèle (2013)
La grande bellezza (2013)
Filth (2013)
Nebraska (2013)
American Hustle (2013)
12 Years a Slave (2013)

FEBRUARY 2014

Thanks for Sharing (2012)
All Is Lost (2013)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
3096 Tage (2013)

JANUARY 2014

Mud (2012)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Jobs (2013)
An American Crime (2007)
Living in Peril (1997) (RE)
Eagle Eye (2008)
The Howling (1981)

DECEMBER 2013

American Graffiti (1973)
Immortal Beloved (1994) (RE)
Passenger 57 (1992) (RE)
Pionér (2013)
Aftershock (2012)
Movie 43 (2013)

NOVEMBER 2013

Festen (1998)
Paranoia (2013)
Dredd (2012)
The Purge (2013)
Thousand Times Goodnight, A (2013)
Gravity (2013)
Suspiria (1977)
The Innkeepers (2011)

OCTOBER 2013

Kids (1995) (RE)
Broken City (2013)
Missing (1982)
The Great Gatsby (2013)
4.3.2.1 (2010)
A Perfect World (1993)

SEPTEMBER 2013

Oldboy (2003)
World War Z (2013)

AUGUST 2013

Oblivion (2013)
Antikörper (2005)
Deception (2008)
Spring Breakers (2012)
The Call (2013)
Side Effects (2013)
Detachment (2011)
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Basic Instinct (1992) (RE)

JUNE 2013

Kon-Tiki (2012)
Swerve (2011)
The Woman in the Window (1944)
We Think the World of You (1988)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Death Wish II (1982)
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Compliance (2012)

MAY 2013

Apollo 18 (2011)
Jack Reacher (2012)
The Longest Yard (1974)
White Lightning (1973)
Sliver (1993)
Color of Night (1994)
Uskyld (2012)
The Bank Job (2008)
The Master (2012)
Juggernaut (1974)
Straight Time (1978)
The Outfit (1973)
Kapringen (2012)

MARCH 2013

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Reservation Road (2007)
The Sessions (2012)

FEBRUARY 2013

Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari (1920) (RE)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Lincoln (2012)
The Imposter (2012)
End of Watch (2012)
Amour (2012)
Arbitrage (2012)
Ted (2012)
Life of Pi (2012)
Flight (2012)

JANUARY 2013

Argo (2012)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Bébé(s) (2010)
The Hunger Games (2012)
Dogtooth (2009)
Django Unchained (2012)
 

HIDDEN TREASURES

The Apostle (1997)
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Kolya (1996)
Basquiat (1996)
Smoke (1995)
 

RECOMMENDED CLASSICS

12 Angry Men (1957)
A bout de souffle (1959)
High Noon (1952)
Forbidden Planet (1956)