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.
I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
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 […]
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