Movie Review – Wild Men

Wild Men (Vildmænd) Denmark (2021) Dir. Thomas Daneskov Getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life is something we all dream of, with many achieving this by jetting off for two weeks in sunnier climes. Others become so run down, they literally have go off grid and go back to nature to avoid … Continue reading Movie Review – Wild Men

Blu-ray Review – Flee

Flee (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 89 minutes approx. Release Date – April 11th “What does the word home mean to you?” A question many of us don’t think to ponder too much, generally accepting that home is the bricks and mortar edifice we live in. For many, this … Continue reading Blu-ray Review – Flee

Move Review – Riders Of Justice

Riders Of Justice (Retfærdighedens ryttere) Denmark (2020) Dir. Anders Thomas Jensen Or “Revenge Of The Nerds And Their Psycho Military Friend”. In all fairness, only one of this unlikely vigilante group is seeking vengeance, the other one directly affected wants to solve the criminal mystery the police seem incapable or disinterested in investigating. What could … Continue reading Move Review – Riders Of Justice

Movie Review – Wildland (Kød & blod)

Wildland (Kød & blod) Denmark (2020) Dir. Jeanette Nordahl Family is everything but for many of us, we tend to associate that with those immediate to us - i.e. mum, dad, brother, sister, etc. Whilst we may know the other branches of our extended kinfolk, we may find their day to day life is a … Continue reading Movie Review – Wildland (Kød & blod)

Movie Review – Breeder

Breeder Denmark (2020) Dir. Jens Dahl There is nothing that can be done about the aging process. People need to accept this fact and stop trying to combat it. Unfortunately, plastic surgery and other tampering procedures are rife, especially among celebrities, but that is more a panacea than a solution. At least cinema is good … Continue reading Movie Review – Breeder

Another Round (Druk)

Another Round (Druk) Denmark (2020) Dir. Thomas Vinterberg There is an episode of The Simpsons where, after prohibition is enforced on Springfield then eventually revoked, Homer celebrates with the toast "To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems". It may have been said in jest, but is an aphorism that is … Continue reading Another Round (Druk)

The Orphanage (Parwareshghah)

The Orphanage (Parwareshghah) Denmark/Afghanistan (2019) Dir. Shahrbanoo Sadat For most of us, our teenage years were spent hating school, arguing with our parents, listening to music, becoming curious about the opposite gender, and looking ahead to becoming adults. In the Middle East, this would be a luxury for a large number of teens, whose lives … Continue reading The Orphanage (Parwareshghah)

Holiday

Holiday Sweden/Denmark (2018) Dir. Isabella Eklöf Everybody likes going on a holiday - the sun, the sites, the beach, the nightlife, the psychological abuse… Yes, the trip to warmer climes and relaxation in this debut from Swedish director Isabella Eklöf isn’t your usual two-week getaway. Sascha (Victoria Carmen Sonne) the young girlfriend of Danish drug … Continue reading Holiday

Sons Of Denmark (Danmarks sønner)

Sons Of Denmark (Danmarks sønner) Denmark (2019) Dir. Ulaa Salim Radicalisation works both ways, but most people seem unaware of this, always assuming with some validity thanks to media influence - that it refers to those drawn towards Islam by extremists. In some cases, this is in response to the rise of racism fuelling their … Continue reading Sons Of Denmark (Danmarks sønner)

The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built Denmark (2018) Dir. Lars von Trier What makes a serial killer the way they are? It’s probably fair to say the last filmmaker we would want to ponder this question and put his musings on film is Lars von Trier, but he has never cared what people think of him … Continue reading The House That Jack Built