Tag: denmark

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: DARKLAND, Vengeance Is Mine, Sayeth the Brother

Vengeance lives in a far-away country until it comes home to roost in your brain. A successful surgeon, Zaid (Dar Salim) is happily married to Stine (Stine Fischer Christensen), who is expecting their first child. They are celebrating her pregnancy...

Toronto 2017: Exclusive Clip for Danish WINTER BROTHERS

Playing in the Discovery section at this year's Toronto Int'l Film Fest is the North American premiere of Danish director Hlynur Pálmason's premiere feature, Winter Brothers We've got an exclusive clip to premiere for you ahead of the screening. Here...

QEDA Trailer: From Denmark, Time Travelling Doppelgängers and a Dying Earth

Max Kestner's upcoming sci-fi thriller QEDA looks to be a stylish and mind-bending film featuring a future world in ecological peril and a time travelling plot that sends two versions of the same person back to 2017, Looper style. In the film, the...

Review: THE UNTAMED, Riveting and Shocking, It Needs to Be Watched to Be Believed

One of the reasons that I love fantastic genre film is that it can often find the most relevant and interesting metaphors for dealing with issues of social life, be they cultural, political, or sexual. The Untamed, which won the...

DARKLAND: Watch The Fantastic New Trailer For Danish Vigilante Film

The world may not look at Dar Salim quite the same way ever again. Though you may not know his name you certainly know Salim's face if you've been paying any attention at all to Danish cinema over the past...

SMALL TOWN KILLERS: Watch The Trailer For Bornedal's Dark Danish Comedy

We've been keeping an eye on Danish helmer Ole Bornedal's upcoming dark comedy Small Town Killers for some time now and today we were rewarded with the first theatrical trailer of the latest from Denmark's merry (and violent) prankster. Ib...

Doctor Turns Vigilante In Denmark's DARKLAND

When it comes to likely homes for tales of masked vigilantes, Denmark is not particularly high on the list. There's just something about the concept of someone taking the law into their own hands tht doesn't click with the public...

SMALL TOWN KILLERS: Watch A Clip From Bornedal's Latest

Denamrk's Ole Bornedal is a long time favorite in these parts, a maverick of worts who was crafting dark genre films in his homeland long before the whole Nordic Noir movement made it somehow okay to be a Dane who...

First Look At KLOWN Duo In 80s Set Comedy DAN-DREAM

It was back in July that we first brought word of a new comedy written by and starring Klown duo Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen. At the time it was known only by the Danish title of De første danske...

Review: KLOWN FOREVER, Smashing Through the 'Forbidden' Sign With Great Glee

Tragedy is easy. Comedy is hard. And making a comedy sequel is impossible Four years ago, Klown (original Danish title: Klovn) blew into worldwide cinematic consciousness as a wickedly funny, perversely smutty, and utterly original comedy. Born on a television...

New KLOWN FOREVER Trailer Blows Through The Bounds Of Good Taste

Danish comics Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam struck comic gold with Klown, a sort of running commentary of every negative impulse of maleness laid bare to hilarious results over the span of a six series television series and pair of...

Fantasia 2016 Review: SHELLEY Marries Parenthood To Horror Without Enough Consequence

A classy, atmospheric take on the hysteria of new parenthood, Ali Abbasi's Shelley wears its influences boldly on its sleeve (and right there in the title), only the Frankenstein's monster here is a baby born by way of our modern medical...

KLOWN Duo Reunite For 80's Set Comedy

Having paraded all the worst male impulses across the screen over the span of Klown's six season run of hit television and pair of feature films, starring and writing duo Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen are getting back together. No,...

Scandinavian 2016: A Nordic Burst Of Cinema Intensifies Australia's Winter

It is only in its third year, and yet The Scandinavian Film Festival which runs Australia-wide is one of my most anticipated festivals, following the gargantuan MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) of course. Considering one of my favorite films from...

Review: WHAT WE BECOME, The Noir-ish Horror Of A Family Being Torn Apart

An extremely well-made horror film from Denmark, What We Become (original title: Sorgenfri) examines the churning emotional dynamics of a nuclear family when they are placed under extreme -- some might even call it apocalyptic -- stress. Mother Pernille (Mille...

Review: MEN AND CHICKEN, The Ones We Love

Anders Thomas Jensen has reunited with long-time collaborator Mads Mikkelsen for Men And Chicken, an utterly strange, absurdist film that revels in Dr. Moreau-type conventions and the awkwardness of long-lost family, as well as the family that can seem more like...

Review: A WAR, A Classic No-Win Scenario

Battles are never won; at best, they are only survived. In each of his first three films, writer/director Tobias Lindholm has tackled familiar subjects; each film has also featured Pilou Asbaek in the lead role. Lindholm collaborated with Michael Noer...

Department Q Dives Into Fanaticism In The A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH Trailer

Director Hans Petter Moland has some big shoes to fill with the upcoming thriller A Conspiracy Of Faith. The third film in the ongoing series of adaptations of Jussi Adler Olsen's Department Q novels, Faith follows on the heels of...

Is There A Fatal Attraction In Danish Thriller THE MODEL?

Having taken the Best Director award at Sundance for his debut feature Teddy Bear, Denmark's Mads Matthiesen returns to the big screen soon with sexy thriller The Model.When emerging fashion model Emma gets a chance to pursue her dream of...

WHAT WE BECOME: Check Out The Poster For Bo Mikkelsen's Danish Horror Film

Fresh from its world premiere at Fantastic Fest - from whence it traveled to both Sitges and London and will next be seen as part of the Scary Movies program at the Lincoln Center in NYC, the Los Cabos festival,...