Merilahti Kristiina

Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (252 of 258)
Location: Finland
Birthday: 16 Feb
In My Own Words:
Spinsterly red-headed librarian in her thirties, mad about movies, books, dachshunds and music - usually the kind of music that is hard to find. Idols are few, mostly dead and usually have big noses. By accident, of course. Jacques Brel, Alan Rickman and Cyrano de Bergerac, sorry, it's not the nose that makes you guys my idols... Chekhov is my absolutely favourite writer and his nose was small. So… Read more

Arts, Balzac, books, Brel, calligraphy, Chechov, Cyrano, classic literature, dachshunds (dogs in general), Dostoyevski, English culture, Ewart's poetry, French culture, gorgeous noses and voices, humanistic philosophy, ideals... (alphabetical order w… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,090,438 - Total Helpful Votes: 252 of 258
Fallen Angels - Part 1 [VHS] [1993]
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fallen Angels 1 has three film noir -stories, each half an hour long, all created in the style of the 40's films. I got this because of Rickman (of course, he's a wonderful actor), but wasn't disappointed in any of the other stories either.
The first story stars Peter Gallagher as a conman/cardplayer, and reminds very much of the cheap detective stories my father had. In this world nobody really works, everybody cons, even the nice old sweet couple Gallagher meets in a train and tries to win their money. Wrong move, of course, he gets thrown out in the middle of a desert and later picked up by a car driven by a newly married couple: a man who is a Bible printer and his gorgeous wife,… Read more
Mesmer [DVD] [1994] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] <b>DVD</b> ~ Donal Donnelly
37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
First, I understand well, why some people regard this movie as a failure. Something clearly failed here - or wasn't thought through. It's hard to see, why, since the actors are good, there's clearly a lot of money put into the film and I do like Potter's scripts, even this one. Maybe it's just editing. Or maybe all this was left open to let us think.
The movie then... Mesmer really existed and as far as I know, the movie has the basic facts right. He lived in Austria and was deported. How awful his marriage was, I don't know, but in this movie it's clearly an arrangement, money for the doctor and a civilized and apparently younger husband for a rich woman, who already has a grown son… Read more
Rasputin [VHS][1996] <b>VHS</b> ~ Alan Rickman
Rasputin [VHS][1996] VHS ~ Alan Rickman
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A movie with no flaws, 18 Jan 2004
The story of the last Romanovs starts from Siberia 1991: their bones are found and the boy, Alexei, introduces: "These are the bones of my mother, this is my family..." Then a leap back to 1880's and to a boy, who seems to read minds. 20 years later he - Rasputin - is doing hard labour in Siberia, until Virgin Mary appears to him. Very swiftly the plot takes us to St. Petersburg, where Rasputin convinces others of his mission. The boy, Alexei, narrates, how he came to heal him and was their only friend, no matter what people said about him later. The monk, who looks like a madman, knows about Alexei's illness, although it has been a state secret, and by speaking about sailing he takes the… Read more

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