THE SQUARE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ruben Ostlund Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary. Christian (played by Danish actor Claes Bang, from tv series like Borgen, The Bridge, etc) is the respected curator of the fictitious Stockholm X-Royal Museum. He is planning an ambitious installation project based around the theme of altruism and human boundaries. The centrepiece of the installation is the creation of a square in the courtyard of the museum, which supposed to be a lofty symbol meant to represent the social contact, a sanctuary of trust Continue reading

FORCE MAJEURE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ruben Ostlund Stars: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergen, Vincent Wettergen, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Metelius, Jakob Granqvist, Brady Corbet. Sweden's nomination for the 2015 Foreign Language film Oscar is this droll observational comedy that explores themes of masculinity in today's society, marriage, and family. A seemingly happy Swedish family are holidaying in the Alps, enjoying the skiing and their five star accommodation. They appear to be the perfect family and the opening scenes show them happy, playing and Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #101

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Son Of A Gun’, ”John Doe: Vigilante,’ ‘Force Majeure,’ ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones,’ ‘Before I Go To Sleep’ and ‘Tammy′ . This episode also contains an interview with Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Rowan Joffe, Melissa McCarthy, Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund and Benny from The Axis Of Awesome. The boys also give you a chance to win double passes to see Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike’s new movie Hector And The Search For Happiness so make sure you listen to see how they Continue reading

FORCE MAJEUR – interview with director Ruben Ostlund

Greg King talks to Swedish filmmaker Ruben Ostlund about his new film Force Majeur. The film follows the emotional fallout that splits a family after an avalanche. The film explores concepts of masculinity and gender roles with some black humour. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/ta0c06u8nx799oh/190924_002.MP3 Continue reading