Category Archives: movie reviews

The Executioner’s song: one step into the Abyss

I recently finished reading Norman Mailer‘s The Executioner’s Song, a scary-looking 1200-pages biography which I affectionately started calling “The Monster”. I have a history with that book, in that I borrowed it from my town library many times in Norway and fifty or one-hundred pages into the book, I would get unmotivated, annoyed by the […]

Sound It Out

The week before last, I watched Sound It Out, the documentary about the very last record store in Teesside in the UK. I was a little curious, as I’d heard and read enthusiastic reviews of the movie, describing it as “heart-warming” and “hilarious”, and so I built up some expectations, imagining over-the-top romanticism, a plot […]

Newsrooms and Procrastination: my Viennale 2011 Roundup

The Viennale ended last Wednesday, after two weeks of movie madness. There is nothing quite as interesting for me as a movie festival, considering I hardly ever go to the cinema; it becomes almost like an adventure, something special, a wild night out. The very last time I went show-crazy at Vienna’s yearly film festival […]