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Paavo Ihalainen
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Finnish Cult Movies V: Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment was the title of the first film by Aki Kaurismäki, Finland´s most acclaimed film director. It has also been said that the rest of his filmography follow the same theme. Now, in this article series, I haven´t featured too many of Aki´s f...

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Christopher Lee in Memoriam
On June 7th, the world lost one of the greatest living screen legends and a personal favorite actor of mine, Sir Christopher Lee. Much as everyone would´ve expected him to turn 100, he left this realm at the ripe age of 93. He certainly had a long and amazi...

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Movie year 2014
Since it's become more or less a tradition, I decided to write a blog post about my favorite movies from this year (2014). I think I'll try to keep my reasoning brief. First up, though, I want to give out a few additional shout-outs. The year's most talked ...

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Death of the Bohemian: The Great Beauty and Only Lovers Left Alive
I saw two movies this week that dealt with similar kinds of subject matters: Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza) and Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive are both movies about the connection between historical art and the modern day. B...

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Film year 2013
Here we are again, another movie year is at an end, blah blah blah. It was a rather good year for film, (less so to writing about them) with plenty of quality stuff. In this post I shall look at the best of film year from various aspects and conclude with m...

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Worst of the Worst II: The Worsening
Let's do this. LIVE - from the beautiful Villa Ihalainen in Eastern Helsinki. It is a Dark and Stormy Night and celebrities flock to the huge gala celebrating the 200th blog post of The Last Movieblog. I've already spotted David Hasselhoff on a T-shirt and ...

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Your Sister was a Werewolf and your Father Smelled of Elderberries!
Don't ask why, but I felt like writing about something and that something happened to be a variety of werewolf movie sequels from the 80's. And why not, it's not as if this blog's format wouldn't allow for me to fulfill such urges. The Howling 2: Stirba the...

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Finnish Cult Movies IV: Working Class Heroes (and Zeroes)
Happy First of May Independence Day! This day marks one of the biggest festivities of the year in Finland. It used to mark the day for the worker's, unions and students veterans, and while they have their share of partying, nowadays Mayday  Independence Day...

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