Tag: norway

Now Streaming: THE ARCHITECT (ARKITEKTEN), We All Need Someplace to Live

Eilie Harboe stars in a modestly brilliant new series from Norway, now streaming on Viaplay.

Now Streaming: A-HA: THE MOVIE, Tiring of the Light

Directed by Thomas Robsahm, the music doc on the Norwegian band is now streaming on Viaplay.

Friday One Sheet: OPPONENT

Design house riddertoft has been featured in this column several times. Their diverse work on titles such as Triangle of Sadness, Holy Spider, and Another Round, is always exceptional. Their key art, below, for Milad Alami's immigrant wrestling drama Opponent, is an...

Review: TROLL, Waking a Sleeping Monster

Directed by Roar Uthuag, the action-adventure stars Ine Marie Wilmann, Kim Falck, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen and Gard B. Eidsvold. Now streaming on Netflix.

Review: THE MIDDLE MAN, Tiny Universe, Personal Effects

Director Bent Hamer's new film, opening in select Canadian theaters this week, stars Don McKellar, Kenneth Welsh and Nina Andresen Borud.

Review: THE BURNING SEA, Fire in the Belly

Kristine Kujath Thorp, Rolf Kristian Larsen and Henrik Bjelland star in a thriller from Norway, directed by John Andreas Andersen.

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

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

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: THE TRIP, Have a Bloody Good Time

Noomi Rapace and Aksel Hennie star in an action thriller, directed by Tommy Wirkola.

Toronto 2021 Review: THE MIDDLE MAN, A Deadpan Comedy about Life

The small midwestern town of Karmack is dying. Figuratively, as its principal industry, a rail-yard, have been lost to the vagaries of globalization. Also, quite literally, as there has been a lengthy string of fatal accidents that prompts the town...

Friday One Sheet: THE MIDDLE MAN

I remain committed to showcasing key art that makes good use of textured wallpaper. In this case, the poster is for a Canadian/Norwegian production from deadpan director Bent Hamer. Hamer's films are difficult to describe, oddball dramas, subtle comedies, ultra-niche...

Friday One Sheet: THE INNOCENTS

I have a fondness for upside-down styled posters, and the entire key art campaign for Eskil Vogt's Norwegian supernatural thriller, The Innocents, makes me tingle.  While I do not know if the film bears any connection to either the classic...

Now Streaming: THALE Resurfaces From Norway

Silje Reinåmo, Erlend Nervold and Jon Sigve Skard star in a disquieting tale from Norwegian folklore, directed by Aleksander Nordaas and now streaming on Shudder.

Review: THE TUNNEL, Come For the Disaster, Leave for the Family Drama

Thorbjørn Harr, Ylva Fuglerud, and Lisa Carlehed star in the disaster thriller from Norway, directed by Pål Øie.

Review: QUO VADIS, AIDA?, Searing Indictment of War From Not So Distant Past

Writer/director Jasmila Zbanica presents a powerful, harrowing film, with a stellar performance by Jasna Djuricic in the title role.

Review: BREAKING SURFACE, Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

Moa Gammel and Madeleine Martin star as sisters who must fight for survival in director Joachim Hedén's tense thriller.

THE TRIP: Noomi Rapace, Aksel Hennie Join Director Tommy Wirkola

Filmmaker Tommy Wirkola made his bones with the splatter horror-comedy Dead Snow (2009) and then helmed the consistently entertaining fantasy-action picture Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013). In between those two, he contributed his writing talents to the great Norwegian...

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF Trailer: What Art Reveals

After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, followed shortly thereafter by its screening at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Benjamin Ree's documentary The Painter and the Thief will shortly be available everywhere. So what makes the film...

Norwegian Detective Show WISTING Heads to Sundance Now

What is it about Nordic crime shows that fascinates American viewers? Set in Norway, crime show Lilyhammer was the first series to be made available to binge on Netflix. The Killing was a hit in its original version, leading to...

Toronto 2019 Review: DISCO Doubts Your Commitment To Sparkle Motion

Disco is a juxtaposition of cults. One is the intense dance competition circuit. Here, girls in skimpy, sparkling outfits, a deluge of rhinestones and sequins, with face paint to match, perform intensely choreographed contortions to thumping electronica as an expression of...

THE QUAKE Trailer: Oslo Shakes, May Not Survive

The unluckiest family in Norway decides to move to Oslo, which makes the fair citizens there quake in their boots. I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the family that survived Roar Uthaug's terrific thriller The Wave (2015) is on...