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A Day and A Half: Spoiler Review

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I’m going to start by saying that this is NOT a “high-octane car chase road movie in a “Hollywood-style” format with guns blazing and body bags, if that is what you are looking for then this film is NOT for you.

If, however, you want a moving human drama that is compelling, gut-wrenching and very…

One More Time: A Non-Spoiler Review

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Would this be Groundhog Day all over again? That is to say, the basic concept behind this film is not an original one. Almost inevitably the viewer is going to ask themselves whether it will be able to present something original that strikes a chord in some way. Did One More Time manage that for…

War Sailor: A Spoiler Review

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I had been following War Sailor, the film, for some considerable time before it was even selected for the Oscars by Norway. Being familiar with some of the cast from other productions made it appealing along with the subject matter which was out of the ordinary. I will confess that I was a little disappointed…

Thin Blue Line: A Non-Spoiler Review

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Season One of Thin Blue Line was released in the Nordics on January 17, 2021. I had known about this series and we had been promoting it since its pre-production days. It has been a long, long wait for me to finally get to see it. Thank God we now have Viaplay!

Blodsbånd: A Non-Spoiler Review

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Mirush leaves Kosovo hoping to find his father in Norway, who abandoned the family when Mirush was very young. Although he has always continued to think about his father it is the death of his brother that leads him to take an irregular journey all the way northwards. One of the themes of this film…

The Bombardment: A Spoiler Review

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I loved the Danish miniseries 1864 which was also written and directed by Ole Bornedal. Although, in truth, it took me a while to come to watch The Bombardment. It was a case of being in the right frame of mind to watch a film that I knew would have a tragic outcome.

North of the Sun: A Non-Spoiler Review

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I stumbled across this (almost) short film by pure chance while searching Netflix for Norwegian films to watch aiming to write a review just like this one. I don’t watch many documentaries but the concept of this one really appealed. I was curious as to how these young men would fare in such a remote…

All the Sins Season 3: A Spoiler Review

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All good things must come to an end and so we find ourselves saying farewell to the Finnish series All the Sins with the arrival of its third and final season in the U.K. This review will touch on events from past seasons but this is where the story comes to a close and we…

Atlantic Crossing: A Non-Spoiler Review

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I do love a good historical drama and try hard to follow my own advice of not getting too hung up on the factual accuracy since it’s “not a documentary” and it is primarily designed to entertain. Some dramas are easier than others in this respect not least because ignorance truly can equal bliss (I…

Land of Hope: A Non-Spoiler Review

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I love a good historical drama whether it be a series or film and because I know very little of Finland’s history Land of Hope immediately appealed when I saw it on a list of Finnish films now available on Netflix U.K. So what did I make of this movie?


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