SMALL TOWN KILLERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ole Borendal Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nicolas BRo, Mia Lynne, Lene Maria Christensen, Soren Malling, Marcin Dorocinski, Gwen Taylor. Nordic noir has always been darker and more twisted than American or British crime stories which probably explains its popularity. Small Town Killers is the latest Nordic crime film to emerge from Denmark, and despite its rather nasty premise it deftly mixes black comedy with screwball elements and is something of an unexpected treat. Edward (Ulrich Thomsen, a regular in Continue reading

NYMPHOMANIAC

Reviewed by GREG KING Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia Le Beouf, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Stacy Martin, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe. Danish auteur Lars Von Trier is one of contemporary cinema's enfants terrible, who has established a reputation for controversy through his confronting and deliberately provocative films. The sexually explicit and graphic Nymphomaniac will certainly attract its share of controversy as well with its study of a woman who is a sew addict. There have been a number of films dealing with sex addiction, from The Story Of O Continue reading

IN A BETTER WORLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Susanne Bier Stars: Mikael Persbrandt Marcus Rygaard, Trine Dyrholm, William Johnk Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen. In A Better World is the new film from Susanne Bier (After The Wedding, Brothers), and the title proves to be nicely ironic. This superb Danish drama about violence, and the unexpected consequences of an act of retaliation was a deserved winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. This is a richly layered and powerful and provocative meditation on violence and its causes, and it delivers a strong moral message. Anton Continue reading