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Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (56 of 62)
Location: Sweden
In My Own Words:
Typically morose, downbeat, lugubrious, Bergmanesque Swede with a sarcastic sense of humour and a bad habit of writing poor prose (though I am trying to quit). I smoke a lot and drink intermittently; with Swedes it's usually the other way around, so I guess that makes me a tad original.

Still trying to plug those holes in my movie collection. I don't understand why "Voodoo Man" hasn't been given … Read more

Interests
I like reading novels, biographies and popular science. Movies? Virtually anything apart from American college comedies ("Heathers" excepted). As far as both literature and films are concerned, I have a weakness for Shakespeare, Swedish though I may … Read more
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 698,700 - Total Helpful Votes: 56 of 62
Whitstable by Stephen Volk
Whitstable by Stephen Volk
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
In 1971, as actor Peter Cushing is shattered with grief over the recent death of his wife, he is approached by Carl, a boy believing him to be vampire hunter Van Helsing not only in the movies, but in real life. Carl wants Van Helsing's help ridding the world of his stepfather, whom the boy thinks is a vampire. Cushing soon finds reason to suspect that the stepfather is in fact molesting Carl.

If someone publishes a work of fiction where the protagonist is my favourite actor, I will automatically be all over it, abundantly foaming at the mouth, so the fact that Whitstable also happens to be quite good is really just a delightful bonus to me.

I wasn't sure what tone… Read more
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Two-Disc Special&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Bette Davis
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better and better, 3 Oct 2008
I first saw this film when I was a kid (it scared the hell out of me then), and I have returned to it several times over the years, each time thinking it better than the time before. Seeing that this nice DVD edition was available, I didn't hesitate. It's a beautifully restored presentation of the film, and the extras cover much interesting ground.

The film itself has a good script based on a brilliant idea, but it's the acting that will get to you, especially Bette Davis' fearless, endlessly varied performance as the grotesque, deteriorating title character. There is no trace of vanity in her looks or acting, and she seizes an already great part with a gusto that makes it A)… Read more
The Richard Dawkins Collection (The Genius of Char&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Richard Dawkins
31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sorely needed., 3 Oct 2008
How anyone can watch these DVDs and call Professor Dawkins arrogant is beyond me. The religious fanatics he interviews ... now there's arrogance for you, not to mention a kind of wilful ignorance which is terrifying to any rational human being.

The tireless work of Richard Dawkins to underline the value of evidence-based reality over groundless fantasy is of course sorely needed in times like these when gullibility and absence of reason are being increasingly held up as virtues. In these programs, the beauty of the natural world and, as a consequence, science, is inspirational, and the courage and determination on display here are a tribute to the human spirit… Read more

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