Tag: denmark

Toronto 2020 Review: ANOTHER ROUND, A Feel Good Movie About Booze

Thomas Vinterberg's latest comedy of manners is as bourgeoisie-punk as ever. He leaped onto the global stage, along with Lars von Trier, with the collaborative manifesto Dogme95, and its first film Festen (The Celebration), which re-wrote the design rules of...

Review: VIVARIUM, Your New Forever Home

“The strawberries have no taste.”   This might be my favourite line of dialogue from this high-concept science fiction satire, Vivarium, an Irish-Danish-Belgian co-production that has a go at the middle class American dream.   For decades now, the gargantuan...

Mads Mikkelsen to Star in RIDERS OF JUSTICE By Anders Thomas Jensen

Thrilling news: the great Mads Mikkelsen is reuniting with the great Anders Thomas Jensen for a new, dark comedy. Titled Riders of Justice, the film "follows Markus," according to Deadline, " who has to go home to his teenage daughter,...

Rotterdam 2019 Review: SONS OF DENMARK, The Front Row of Extremism Collides in Neo-Noir Thriller

Emerging Danish director Ulaa Salim debuts with a Scandi neo-noir thriller on the verge of political and social issues.

Review: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Reveals Shoddy Construction Methods

Much has been made of the cruelty, gore, and misogyny on display in The House That Jack Built, Lars von Trier's latest cinematic provocation. As an avid horror fan with a fairly strong stomach, I was not deterred by this....

Review: THE GUILTY, The Longer He Talks, The Higher the Stakes

If Larry Cohen lived in Copenhagen, he might have written The Guilty. Veteran filmmaker Cohen, of course, has written dozens of screenplays that start with a clever idea and then expound on it with a wicked, pulp sense of humor...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Interview: Gustav Möller Talks THE GUILTY

The charming writer and director has made a chilling thriller. How'd he do it?

Cannes 2018 Review: Abbasi's BORDER Blurs Lines to Wondrous Effect

When Ali Abbasi burst onto the international scene with the quietly unnerving Shelley, the world took note of a writer-director with a feel for creating an immersive atmosphere and a keen understanding of fantastical films’ capacity for dispensing understated social...

Sundance 2018 Review: THE GUILTY, a Tense Phone Call That Changes Everything

If Larry Cohen lived in Copenhagen, he might have written The Guilty. Veteran filmmaker Cohen, of course, has written dozens of screenplays that start with a clever idea and then expound on it with a wicked, pulp sense of humor...

HOUSE, LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN, BAREFOOT CONTESSA and More Join Eureka in Feb/March

Eureka! Entertainment has been dropping hints about the rest of its Q1 2018 slate for a while now, but today the British label confirmed the street dates for a host of exciting new releases for their beloved Masters of Cinema...

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...