Tag: baltasarkormakur

THE OATH Exclusive Clip: No-Holds-Barred Parental Guidance

If you like your revenge stories centered around a strong emotional core, featuring well-defined characters, Baltasar Kormákur’s The Oath is one for you. In it, Kormákur directs himself as Finnur, a physician who finds his ethical standards tested when meeting...

TRAPPED: Kormakur's Icelandic Crime Series Gets An English Friendly Trailer

Iceland's Baltasar Kormakur maintains something of a split personality ... at home he's the acclaimed director of a string of arthouse dramas and thrillers acclaimed around the globe while in Hollywood he aims for bigger, blockbuster fare like Contraband, Two...

Toronto 2015: Kormakur's TRAPPED Ushers Iceland Into The Nordic Noir Wave

If not for the fact that everything has fallen apart around him, Andri's life would be perfect. The chief of police in a town so small that the biggest issue of the day are locals calling to complain about their...

Review: EVEREST Tackles Disaster With Diplomacy At The Top Of The World

Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur tackles his largest Hollywood project to-date, with this epically staged account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, in which eight climbers perished on the Himalayan peak in a single day. Featuring a robust ensemble cast and...

Gyllenhaal, Brolin, Clarke And Hawkes Head Up The Hill And Down Again In First EVEREST Trailer

Iceland's Baltasar Kormakur takes an all star cast (Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson) up the world's tallest peak in upcoming survival thriller Everest. With a title like that the...

TRAPPED: First Trailer For Kormakur's TV Series

Contraband and 2 Guns director Baltasar Kormakur heads to the small screen in his native Iceland as both producer and director of upcoming crime series Trapped. Set in a small town in the north of Iceland - cue obvious joke...

Universal, Baltasar Kormákur Are ON THE JOB

Erik Matti's arresting and propulsive Filipino crime thriller On The Job has been a fave around these here parts since it premiered at Director's Fortnight in Cannes this past spring. Now get ready for Baltasar Kormákur's On The Job.While the...

Review: 2 GUNS is A Solidly Entertaining, Comedy-Infused Action Film

This summer, the Hollywood movie landscape has become increasingly littered with the desiccated corpses of would-be blockbusters which failed to find their audiences, many probably weary of the seemingly interchangeable array of loud, special-effects heavy spectacles offered to them weekly....

Baltasar Kormakur To Remake Erik Matti's ON THE JOB

Premiering as part of this year's Director's Fortnight selection in Cannes, Erik Matti's On The Job is based on the sort of story that is too strange to be fiction - a true life tale of prisoners released on day...

MSPIFF 2013 Review: THE DEEP Is A Modest, Well-Made Adventure

Baltasar Kormakur's The Deep is one of those rare examples of a fictionalized true story that doesn't ooze with exaggerated melodrama for false effect. Kormakur (101 Reykjavík, the excellent Jar City, and Reykjavík-Rotterdam remake Contraband) crafts a plainspoken tale of...