Artist and film maker who hosts the Unpleasant Movies Podcast.


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UM Postscript for Episode 11
Postscript for our 11th episode, where we continue to talk about movies, games, politics and the new year. Some standout impressions from the decade are discussed, and Sverre reads a lovely quote from Ursula K. Le Guin's The Wave In The Mind.
Unpleasant Movies Ep 11 - We Need To Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay 2011
Lynne Ramsays third movie is the subject of this episode, an intense and beautiful film with a fragmented, memory like, narrative that rewards close attention. This weeks recommendations are: Hunting Warhead podcast - Adams, a short story by George Saunders, read by john Ferris at the New Yorker Fiction podcast - Check out our list of unpleasant movies on mubi - and get in touch here -
UM Postscript for Come And See
This is the post script for our Come and See episode, where we continue the conversation about soft power, veering off into politics and culture in general before talking a bit about the podcast itself. Get in touch with us here:
Unpleasant Movies Ep 10 - Come And See, Elem Klimov 1985
One of the few truly anti-war movies, shown from the perspective of a 14 year old boy as gruesome crimes of war are inflicted upon civilians around him. Based on the experiences of director Elem Klimov and writer Ales Adamovich, this is a masterpiece of cinema, as poetic and beautiful as it is harrowing and intense. This episodes recommendations are: Check out our list of unpleasant movies at:
Unpleasant Movies Ep 9 - Der Freie Wille, Matthias Glasner 2006
In this episode we discuss The Free Will by Mathias Glasner from 2006, about a convicted rapist who is determined to reintegrate back into society. This episodes recommendations are: The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkienúrin The Delicate Prey by Paul Bowls Check out our list of unpleasant movies at Mubi: Get in touch:
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10 hours, 57 minutes