Fiona: The Purpose of About a Boy (English essay)

 One of the main characters in Nick Hornby’s novel About a Boy and the eponymous film based upon it is Fiona. Fiona is Marcus’ forty-year-old mother, who tries to raise Marcus as a perfect person into a falling world on her own, ever since she divorced Marcus’ father several years ago. Until the very end […]

The Last Samurai

Tom Cruise is one of the few super-famous actors who I believe actually deserve their popularity, who actually are good on stage. He and Johnny Depp are the two I can mention right up front that I feel this way about. The problem with him is how he almost only acts action films, and action […]

Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007)

”Ah! A bomb!””Stop screaming! That’s exactly what the bomb wants us to do!”  Ever since I first saw the Futurama animated TV series as they aired on Swedish TV in the first half of the 00’s, I’ve loved the shows. As Matt Groening more or less created a new genre of animated sitcoms for adults […]

Film Review: Babel (2006)

”One gunshot is heard across the world”  Babel (2006) is one of those films I’ve seen a lot of advertising (posters etcetera) for yet knew nothing about. I was going to rent a film with my girlfriend, and finding nothing interesting we simply picked up ”Babel” – it is after all a well-criticized film so […]

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

I just finished watching the 2007 musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, based on the 1979 musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheelers, which itself is based on an 19th century story about the barber Benjamin Barker, who is falsely accused and sentenced to hard labor in Australia by a man […]