What would happen if you plopped a Predator into the Great Northern Plains of North America in 1719? Prey, that’s what would happen. The fifth installment in the iffy Predator franchise, directed by Dan Trachtenberg, takes an original swing with its premise after 2018’s crushingly crap The Predator. Rather than beefy military men, the Predator is tasked with facing off against skilled Comanche warriors, and a tribe with a defined hierarchy where the women stay home, and the men go…
Billed as a comedy thriller, Thomas Daneskov’s Wild Men sought to shine a comedic spotlight on the male midlife crisis. The story focuses on Martin (Bjerg), a family man who escapes his home life to live at one with nature in the Norwegian mountains and woodland. Whilst struggling to survive longer than a week and robbing convenience stores for sustenance, he encounters Musa (Youssef), an injured drug smuggler, and the pair embark on a journey across the wilderness pursued by…
“I think it’s the falling snow that sets the killer off.”
Snigger. It’s a daft line.
Six years after the very good Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson returns with the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman novel. One of eleven novels, the story follows detective Harry Hole (also…snigger) as he investigates various murders in Norway, all connected by a chilling (geddit?) calling card – a snowman.
The main crime is that The Snowman got greenlit for release.…
Compelling, rich and deep.
That’s just Colin Farrell’s beard.
Reuniting after The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos and Farrell deliver another strange blast of arty bizarreness with The Killing of a Sacred Deer – a movie that features no deer. Blending in themes of revenge, Ancient Greek mythology, fate and morality (for a few examples), the movie takes you on a strange trip and leaves you feeling strangely numb afterwards.
It’s a deliciously weird movie. But also a pretty solid one too.…