Nordic Noir Goes West (Film Review: “The Salvation”)

Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green reunite in a gripping Danish homage to the Hollywood Western which – built on Revenge – rings both silent and furious. Continue Reading →


On the Road Again . . . in Italy! (Film Review: “The Trip to Italy”)

The hilarious Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back behind the wheel, comic impressions in tow, this time eating their way through sunny Italy. Continue Reading →


Return to the Fatherland (Film Review: “After The Wedding”)

A subtle family potboiler that reverberates with suspense and surprises, After The Wedding is proof positive that Danish film is alive and well worth the subtitles. Continue Reading →


But She’s My Sister! (Film Review: “Your Sister’s Sister”)

A completely clever, deeply emotional and smart romantic comedy, Your Sister’s Sister is a keeper. It may just ascend to your Top Ten list, in fact. . . You can thank me later. Continue Reading →


The Return of the Daughter (Film Review: “Two Lives”)

An engrossing portrait of a life both real and manufactured – set against a Cold War backdrop – and the shattering effects on one family long after the Berlin Wall divided a nation. Continue Reading →


Teacher’s Pet (Film Review: “Cracks”)

The bewitching and enticing Eva Green proves that even predatory monsters can be pitied. Continue Reading →


If the Mountain Doesn’t Kill You (Film Review: “A Lonely Place to Die”)

Think Deliverance transposed to the Scottish Highlands with mountain climbers instead of middle-aged guys in canoes and you have the nail-biter thriller, A Lonely Place to Die. Ever since the tragedy on Mt. Everest last month that claimed the … Continue Reading →