Tag: viggomortensen

Review: GREEN BOOK Delivers Familiar Bromides With Fresh Brio

Delivering familiar bromides with fresh brio, Green Book is an altogether pleasant and very entertaining trip back in time that is more relevant than ever. More than anything else in the career of director Peter Farrelly, it reminds me of...

BiFan 2016 Review: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Takes Quirky Journey to Known Destination

There's a certain type of film that'e become prominent and popular among a lot of American indie filmmakers in recent years; I like to call it the Sundance Film (though not all have played at that festival). It's a social...

Seattle 2016: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Takes Home Top Prize, GLEASON & GIRL ASLEEP Also Honored

It's the end of a long journey for those involved in the massive Seattle International Film Festival with over three weeks in the books. SIFF's Golden Space Needle Awards were handed out this morning and it was Matt Ross's Sundance-premiering...

Fantasia 2015 Review: 25 Years On, THE REFLECTING SKIN Remains A Wonder

Seeing The Reflecting Skin for the first time, the 1990 film by Philip Ridley, starring Viggo Mortensen and Lindsay Duncan, one can't help but wonder how the hell the thing ever got made. I'd previously never even heard of...

The Many Faces Of Viggo Mortensen

This week, David Oelhoffen's African western Far From Men has been released West of the Atlantic. In my review, I called it a great film, and this has in no small measure to do with its lead actor Viggo Mortensen....

Review: FAR FROM MEN, A Western In Algeria

(How can you be Far From Men when Viggo is around?) An Algeria-based western might seem like an odd idea on paper, but David Oelhoffen's Far From Men (Loin des Hommes), starring Viggo Mortensen, turns out to be a pretty...

Review: FAR FROM MEN, A Great Viggo Mortensen Western

(How can you be Far From Men when Viggo is around?) As a preview for the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam next month, loyal visitors were allowed to see one of the films already: David Oelhoffen's Algeria-based western Far From...

Berlinale 2014 Review: THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY Proves Middlebrow Is Timeless

They've been making movies like The Two Faces of January since before they made movies. A graying man, his blonde haired bride, and the younger cad who comes between them. Crime and chase amidst sun dappled vistas. Cops and con...

TIFF 2012 Review: EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN Offers A Double Dose Of Viggo

As if performing in a foreign language isn't enough of a challenge, Ana Piterbarg's Argentinian thriller Everybody Has A Plan features Viggo Mortensen playing not one but two roles entirely in Spanish. It's a casting choice from Piterbarg that -...

It's Viggo And Viggo In Spanish Language Thriller EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN

While Viggo Mortensen hasn't been seen as often as fans would like in North America, the actor has a fascination with Spanish language cinema that continues to yield interesting results. He played the lead in swashbuckler Alatriste a few years...

Blu-ray Review: A DANGEROUS METHOD

There was a time when the name "David Cronenberg" conjured a singular style. He built his name on a specific type of body horror no one else could approach. Back to his very earliest films, he examined the duality between...

NYFF 2011: A DANGEROUS METHOD Review

During yesterday's press conference at Lincoln Center, director David Cronenberg insisted he doesn't think about his past pictures while engaged in the making of a new one. That doesn't mean that audiences, and more specifically his legions of fans--and I'm...

TIFF 2011: A DANGEROUS METHOD Review

Perhaps the film I most anticipated at this year's TIFF, it stands to follow that David Cronenberg's fictionalized treatment of the interaction between Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung and Sabina Spielrein is my first major disappointment. But mine is not...

Cronenberg's A DANGEROUS METHOD Finds a Home with Sony Pictures Classics

It's pretty hard not to be excited about David Cronenberg's upcoming period drama starring Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud, Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung and Keira Knightley as the girl in the middle. We've been waiting a while but news...

A Trio Of Stills From Cronenberg's A DANGEROUS METHOD

After a handful of on-set spy shots the first trio of actual stills from David Cronenberg's upcoming A Dangerous Method have turned up recently and while they don't provide much in terms of action they do give a fantastic...

First Look At Mortensen And Fassbender As Freud And Jung In Cronenberg's A DANGEROUS METHOD

Well, now. Any film smart enough to cast Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender as its leads is a film with fantastic taste regardless of any other factors but take a look at the photo above to get a glimpse of...