That Time Of Year (Den tid på året) (2018)

PAPRIKA STEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Denmark, 2018. Nordisk Film Production, Det Danske Filminstitut, FilmFyn, TV2 Danmark.  Screenplay by Jakob Weis.  Produced by Mikael Chr. Rieks.  Music by Jeppe Kaas.  Production Design by Lasse Strøm. Costume Design by Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.  Film Editing by Jacob Thuesen.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018.   Anyone who has watched The Family Stone, Home For The Holidays or a ton … More That Time Of Year (Den tid på året) (2018)

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Fear X

BB (out of 5) Following the success of the cult hit Pusher, Nicolas Winding Refn took a stab at a Hollywood thriller and nearly destroyed his career thanks to its disastrous critical and commercial reception (he bounced back with two more Pusher films before Drive made him mainstream in 2011). John Turturro stars as a … More Fear X

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Manslaughter (Drabet)

BB.5 (out of 5) University professor Jesper Christensen finds himself in a lot of hot water when the student with whom he has been carrying on an affair gets herself arrested for manslaughter. She and a couple of her political activist classmates raid a weapons manufacturing plant as a protest against warfare, but don’t count … More Manslaughter (Drabet)

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Why We Fight

BBBBB (out of 5) Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki has created an engrossing, intelligent and fascinating documentary about the history of American warfare in the twentieth century and beyond. Beginning with Eisenhower’s farewell speech warning Americans of the ‘military/industrial complex’, it continues on to show how Eisehower’s fears of an emphasis on military defense has resulted in … More Why We Fight

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