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The Great Gatsby
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I was alarmed when I saw in the trailer that Carey Mulligan would be playing opposite Leo diCaprio did Leo ever agree to THAT? I did not find her believable as a love interest to Gatsby for one solid second. The general public knows diCaprio enjoys the models and exotic beauties of the world ... and Mulligan can't match his screen presence. Now that I have that out of my system, I watched the film today, hoping to be wrong. I was not. I don't know why diCaprio agreed to do this film. It was like a long music video. Each scene was highly stylized, choreographed and costumed while we listen to tunes like Bang Bang by will I am, Back to Black by Amy Winehouse and countless other songs by Florence and the Machine and Jack White for example. But all the grandeur could not make up for a very think adaptation of Fitzgerald's novel. It was like a love triangle between adolescents, overly melodramatic and almost comical in parts. Leo, please don't do that again.

Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Another Danish flick with Mads Mikkelsen about a guy who volunteers in India and is beckoned to meet a multi-millionaire who wants to make a donation to his orphanage. When he meets him, Mads finds out he wants something rather big in return for the donation ... but I won't give it away. Excellent acting, great story and I highly recommend it.

World War Z
World War Z (2013)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Oh my. I really only like Brad Pitt in comedy. World War Z follows him from country to country as he tries to find a cure to a zombie plague that's hit the whole world. The film shows him as a good husband, father and all round nice guy, but it really has a very simplistic plot. It also felt a bit too focused on Pitt scenes, a la Tom Cruise style. There was just not enough going on in terms of character and plot.

Italy: Love It, Or Leave It
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Saw this at a theater where they play a lot of world cinema. This is a documentary by two gay guys who are trying to decide whether to leave Italy or stay. It covers all the not so nice things about Italy and also the lovely things. A real eye opener. I especially appreciated the tender scenes and the way these guys filmed the movie. Highly recommend it.

The Hunt (Jagten)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Stunningly acted by Mads Mikkelsen, this is a story about a male teacher who is accused of child abuse. Despite his innocence, it depicts what he goes through in a little village. See this film if only to witness the amazing acting abilities of Mikkelsen, although the plot is suspenseful enough. I'm hooked on Danish, Swedish and Norwegian film.