Tag: denmark

Review: SPEAK NO EVIL, Politeness Can Often Backfire

Some people -- your humble critic included -- can find it very difficult to say no in social situations. Extricating oneself from uncomfortable circumstances can be a challenge, especially when it seems like the end of the unease is in...

Sundance 2022 Review: THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD Draws Thoroughly Modern Julie

Renate Reinsve stars in the new film by director Joachim Trier.

Sundance 2022 Review: SPEAK NO EVIL, When Being Polite Goes Horribly Wrong

Some people - your humble critic included - can find it very difficult to say no in social situations. Extricating oneself from uncomfortable circumstances can be a challenge, especially when it seems like the end of the unease is in...

Opening This Week: BREEDER, BORREGO, and THE FREE FALL Detail Dangers

Also: 'Old Strangers,' ''Italian Studies,' 'The Pink Cloud,' Shattered,' and more.

Friday One Sheet: A TASTE OF HUNGER

Now here is a dense, festive, 'feasty slice' of Key Art that gives off TVs Hannibal vibes. A Taste of Hunger is the latest from Danish wunderkind Christopher Boe, who has consistently wowed us in these parts, from the tricksterism...

Review: FLEE, Guise and Truth in Animated Documentary on Flight of the Refugees

Jonas Poher Rasmussen's animated documentary chronicles the harrowing journey of an Afghan war refugee.

Get Ready for a Wild Trip: Watch WONDERLAND RECOIL Trailer

Are you still stuck at home? Is your life depressing and/or not what you'd hope it would be? Are you looking for an escape? Then take a look at the Wonderland Recoil trailer and instantly transform into a new you.*...

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: CANNON ARM AND THE ARCADE QUEST, With Friends Like These

Director Mads Hedegaard documents an endearing Danish superhero and his friends.

Toronto 2021 Review: AS IN HEAVEN, Where Childbirth Is Dark and Full of Terrors

The opening images of pastoral horror, As In Heaven, sees the almost stock imagery of a young beautiful thing, dressed in white, caressing the golden wheat with her fingertips, as she walks through a field of golden harvest. You know...

Review: ENFORCEMENT (SHORTA), Police Brutality Smashes Lives

Jacob Lohmann and Simon Sears star in a nail-biting crime thriller from Denmark, directed by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid.

Review: RIDERS OF JUSTICE, Mads Mikkelsen Leads the Charge

Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Andrea Heick Gadeberg star in an action-comedy/drama from director Anders Thomas Jensen.

Now Streaming: Academy Award Nominees ANOTHER ROUND, COLLECTIVE, THE MOLE AGENT

Nominated as Best International Feature Film and/or Best Documentary Feature, all three are now streaming on Hulu.

Review: ANOTHER ROUND, Bottoms Up, Says Mads Mikkelsen

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...

Tallinn 2020 Review: THE PENULTIMATE, The Grotesque Comedy on the Absurdity of Human Condition

The Danish newcomer Jonas Kærup Hjort delivers a whimsical traumedy submerged in a variety of existentialist shades.

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...