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Alexander Huser

Huser is a regular film critic in Ny Tid.

Brave soldiers and lost system criticism

Rod Lurie: The Outpost
cinema Relevant The Outpost confirms the turn American war films have taken from system criticism of the hero cult.

Short film winners with political sting

: short Film Festival
NORWEGIAN SHORT MOVIE: Many of the films at this year's digital short film festival in Grimstad dealt with current political themes.

Strong hostage drama from reality

Niels Arden Oplev and Anders W. Berthelsen: 13 months
DANISH IS-CATCH: The feature film about Danish Daniel Rye captured by IS in Syria shows that Scandinavian film does not have to be toothless entertainment to hit wide.

The limits of the genuine

Mark Jenkin: Bait
TOURISM AND AUTHENTICITY: The distinctive feature film Bait describes the conflict between local fishermen and holidaymakers in Cornwall and is a social realist drama portrayed in a strikingly small social realist way.

The omniscient but predetermined man

: DEVS
FREE WILL: Masterfully, the miniseries ask Dev's big questions about a deterministic worldview versus free will, and the almost unlimited power of modern "tech" companies.

Ground Fascism

: The Plot Against America
ANTI-SEMITISM: Although depicting an alternate history of the United States during World War II, The Plot Against America paints a frighteningly realistic picture of how fascist ideology can unfold in practice.

All the women of the world – united on film

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Anastasia Mikova: Woman
WOMAN PORTRAITS: Woman is a sequel to Yann Arthus-Bertrand's panoramic portrait of humanity, this time about the female part of the globe's population.

Jesus from Instagram

Series creator Michael Petroni: Messiah
RELIGION: The Netflix series Messiah asks the fascinating question of how Jesus – or someone who appears to be him – would be received today.

Life after sexual abuse

Tone Grøttjord-Glenne: All that I am
ABUSE: With considerable impact, the documentary lifts All that I am presented the story to one of the children in the Norwegian abuse statistics.