2015 was the year when the latest Vares film hit theaters. Sheriffi was directed by Hannu Salonen, who previously have done numerous episodes of the German crime series Tatort, as well… Continue reading "Vares Retrospective Part IX: Vares – Sheriffi + Conclusion"
Pimeyden Tango (Tango of Darkness) was the film that proved to this reviewer that the Finnish Vares series is an immortal phenomenon, structured so that it never gets old. After… Continue reading "Vares Retrospective Part VIII: Vares – Pimeyden tango (2012)"
You know that scene in Predator, when the huge black dude mows down half a forest with an automatic rifle, is joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger and his buddies, who help… Continue reading "Robowar and the Best Predator Scene Ever"
With Vares – Uhkapelimerkki (Vares: Gambling Chip), we finally begin our journey back to the high quality, Finnish crime drama insanity which the first few Vares films taught us to… Continue reading "Vares Retrospective Part VII: Vares – Uhkapelimerkki (2012)"
The 6th Vares movie – Vares – Kaidan tien kulkijat (The Path of the Righteous Men) – is this reviewer’s least favorite film in the series. This is not really due… Continue reading "Vares Retrospective Part VI: Vares – Kaidan tien kulkijat (2012)"
At the fifth film in the Vares series, this is one of the few points during this retrospective where we’d be at risk to repeat ourselves somewhat. When it comes… Continue reading "Vares Retrospective Part V: Vares – Sukkanauhakäärme (2011)"
Vares – Huhtikuun tytöt (The Girls of April) is the second film starring Antti Reini as the ultra clever, handsome and booze-ridden private detective Jussi Valtteri Vares, and the fourth… Continue reading "Vares Retrospective Part IV: Vares – Huhtikuun tytöt (2011)"
With the third Vares film – Pahan Suudelma (The Kiss of Evil) – the series enters a new phase. It was filmed back to back with the three following Vares movies,… Continue reading "Vares Retrospective Part III: Vares – Pahan Suudelma (2011)"
Three years after the first Vares film, the first of many sequels was unleashed upon an unsuspecting Finland, and very limited parts of the rest of the world. V2 –… Continue reading "Vares Retrospective Part II: V2 – Jäätynyt enkeli (2007)"
The coming couple of weeks or so we will have a look at the amazing world of the Finnish mystery/action/thriller film series Vares. The first one, which will be discussed… Continue reading "Vares Retrospective Part I: Vares – Yksityisetsivä (2004)"