Tag Archives: Män Som Hatar Kvinnor

A Week In Film #270: Vom City

Män Som Hatar Kvinnor (2010) title screen
Män Som Hatar Kvinnor AKA The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2010)
The original Swedish version of Stieg Larsson’s first part of the ‘Millennium’ book series works a lot better in this extended format. Niels Arden Oplev directs with stylish economy, Noomi Rypace and Michael Nyqvist are both excellent in the leads.

The Girl Who Played With Fire title screen
Flickan Som Lekte Med Elden AKA The Girl Who Played With Fire (2010)
Daniel Alfredson takes over directing duties, and it feels closer to distasteful sensationalism – but somehow it still works.

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest title screen
Luftslottet Som Sprängdes AKA The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest (2010)
Alfredson again, and all building to a climax. The whole Swedish Cold War spookery stuff is interesting.

A Week In Film #100: Hols an ting!

Quite possibly the best serial killer film I’m seen, with Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, Take) getting under the skin of Midwest killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Writer-director David Jacobson handles the material sensitively (well, as sensitively as you can with the story of a fellow who killed more than a dozen people and kept bits of the bodies), and does well to give his Dahmer something approaching depth. Renner is superb. Highly recommended.

Role Models
Very silly comedy about a pair of humps (Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott) who end up on a probation programme having to mentor troubled youths (foul-mouthed Bobb’e J Thompson and pre-Superbad Christopher Mintz-Plasse). I proper LOLed, but everyone else went to bed before it finished.

American Movie
Amazing documentary by Chris Smith about would-be Milwaukee horror auteur Mark Borchardt, a man who sees himself as the new Tarantino-meets-Romero, and his efforts to get his meisterwerk Northwestern made…

True human comedy, great fun, packed with amazing (but real) characters, full of pathos, and of course MIKE SCHRANK, Mark’s acid-addled best friend, a man of few (coherent) words. If you’ve never seen it, do 🙂

Män Som Hatar Kvinnor AKA The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
That Swedish thriller movie based on that Swedish thriller novel by that Swedish dead guy Stieg Larsson. Alright, I guess.