VALHALLA RISING: Revisionist Arthouse Viking History

Refn brings his wild sensibilities to a dark fantasy epic involving the possible course of a Viking trip to North America before anybody other than the Natives set foot on its ground.

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Bleeder Draws a Violent Line in the Sand Between Film and Reality

Bleeder. 1999. Directed & Written by Nicolas Winding Refn. Starring Kim Bodnia, Mads Mikkelsen, Rikke Louise Andersson, Liv Corfixen, Levino Jensen, & Zlatko Buric. Kamikaze. Not Rated. 98 minutes. Crime/Drama ★★★★★ People who frequent this site will now be sick of my love for Nicolas Winding Refn. He divides people. Nowadays, some of his supposedContinue reading “Bleeder Draws a Violent Line in the Sand Between Film and Reality”

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Vinterberg’s The Hunt: Stains of Lies & Group Psychosis

Jagten (English title: The Hunt). Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Screenplay by Tobias Lindholm & Vinterberg. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm, Susse Wold, Anne Louise Hassing, Lars Ranthe, Alexandra Rapaport, Sebastian Bull Sarning, and Steen Ordell Guldbrand. Danmarks Radio (DR)/Det Danske Filminstitut/Eurimages/Film i Väst/MEDIA Programme of the European Union/Nordisk Film-&-TV Fond/Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI)/Sveriges TelevisionContinue reading “Vinterberg’s The Hunt: Stains of Lies & Group Psychosis”

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A Modern-Looking Wild West in Revenge Western The Salvation

The Salvation. 2014. Directed by Kristian Levring. Screenplay by Anders Thomas Jensen & Kristian Levring. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona, Mikael Persbrandt, Douglas Henshall, Michael Raymond- James, Jonathan Pryce, Alexander Arnold, Nanna Øland Fabricius, Toke Lars Bjarke, and Sean Cameron Michael. Zentropa Entertainments/Forward Films/Spier Films/F.I.L.M.S./Det Danske Filminstitut/Danmarks Radio (DR)/Nordisk Film &Continue reading “A Modern-Looking Wild West in Revenge Western The Salvation”

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Hannibal – Season 3, Episode 13: “The Wrath of the Lamb”

Will, Hannibal, and the Great Red Dragon come face to face.

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Hannibal – Season 2, Episode 13: “Mizumono”

We finally see the confrontation between Jack Crawford and Hannibal Lecter teased at the beginning of Season 2

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Hannibal – Season 2, Episode 11: “Ko No Mono”

Mason takes drastic measures to ensure the Verger family remains the way it should

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Hannibal – Season 2, Episode 10: “Naka-Choko”

Will and Hannibal share a special meal together

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Hannibal – Season 3, Episode 12: “The Number of the Beast is 666”

NBC’s Hannibal Season 3, Episode 12: “The Number of the Beast is 666” Directed by Guillermo Navarro Written by Bryan Fuller/Angela LaManna/Steve Lightfoot/Jeff Vlaming * For a review of the next & final episode, “The Wrath of the Lamb” – click here * For a review of the previous episode, “…And the Beast from theContinue reading “Hannibal – Season 3, Episode 12: “The Number of the Beast is 666””

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Hannibal – Season 2, Episode 9: “Shiizakana”

Will must face a man who believes himself to be a beast

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Hannibal – Season 2, Episode 7: “Yakimono”

Chilton is in hot water when the Chesapeake Ripper decides to target him

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