At Cannes this year Festen director Thomas Vinterberg brought a new drama, The Hunt, and it was a welcome return to form for the filmmaker. Starring Valhalla Rising and Pusher‘s Mads Mikkelsen, the lead picked up the best actor award for his performance in the film we called one of the best at the festival, saying it’s a “perfectly paced and never striking a false note even despite its taboo subject matter…Vinterberg has built a world of observation that’s deceivingly simple and undeniably thought-provoking.”
The great, inevitable news has come from THR that we’ll be able to see the film soon thanks to Magnolia Pictures, who picked up Zentropa’s Melancholia last year. One would expect they’ll also push for some awards consideration, which may be tough considering some of the topics of the film. But with a talent like Mikkelsen, it’s great to see him paired with such a visceral director. A trailer was also released during the fest and one can check it out below, along with our full review.
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of […]
Today we have a special episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. In honor of James Gray‘s The Immigrant arriving on Netflix this week, we have an audio version of our full interview with the director, published in text form on the site during the film’s theatrical release. Conducted by co-host Nick Newman […]
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