Tag Archives: Norway

Review: Joachim Trier’s Thelma (2017)

I love Norwegian writer-director Joachim Trier’s films: check out Oslo, August 31st (thoughts here), and the film which had the best movie poster by a LONG shot in 2015, Louder Than Bombs. He covers the anxiety of modern life, its … Continue reading

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December 2016 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 7, Episode 22, “There Will Be Blood” (2012; d. Guy Norman Bee) I had started a re-watch of Season 7 in November, so I finished it out this month. Season 7 was one of my least favorites, when … Continue reading

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Review: In Order of Disappearance (2016)

My review of In Order of Disappearance – a revenge-thriller-comedy – is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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Now This Is a Movie Poster

This is the poster for Joachim Trier’s new movie, which will be premiering at Cannes shortly. I met Trier when he came to Ebertfest in 2013 to screen his haunting and beautiful (and sad) film Oslo August 31st. Wrote some … Continue reading

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Miss Julie (2014); directed by Liv Ullmann

Liv Ullmann directing August Strindberg’s wacky 1888 comedy, Miss Julie. Jessica Chastain, man. But all three of the main actors – Chastain, Colin Farrell, and Samantha Morton, give phenomenal performances. It’s rather unforgettable, actually. My review of Miss Julie is … Continue reading

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Ebert Fest 2013: Two Panels, Two Films, and the Glorious Tilda Swinton

The organ pipes in The Virginia Theatre, Urbana, Illinois. Photo by me at Ebert Fest. All throughout Ebert Fest, there were amazing panels, held at the Pine Lounge in the gorgeous student union (which also had the hotel attached to … Continue reading

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Quotes on acting 8: Stella Adler on playing Ibsen

You have to learn the size of Ibsen. The size of the conflict. The size of the land and how it stuck out into the sea. The size of the darkness. The snowfalls and the sparkling glaciers. The mountains. Surrounded … Continue reading

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Ibsen and Strindberg: Clash of the Titans

I pulled this essay off of the indispensable Arts & Letters website, one of my daily pitstops. Michael Billington discusses the importance of Ibsen and Strindberg, breaking down how revolutionary these two playwrights actually were and how relevant they continue … Continue reading

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