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Child 44

HOW DO YOU FIND A KILLER WHO DOESN’T EXIST? Moscow, 1953; as state security agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) realizes that a man killing children is on the loose, he and his wife (Noomi Rapace) find themselves exiled… The novel, which combined an Andrei Chikatilo-inspired serial killer story with a portrait of people who are … Continue reading Child 44

The Greatest Hits of 2015

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2015 for ya. JANUARY: * Blackhat – Michael Mann’s first directorial outing since Public Enemies (2009) is a cyber thriller starring Chris Hemsworth. Its January release makes it hard to really get excited about it.  * Escobar: Paradise Lost – Notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar reaches … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2015

Noomi Rapace Helps the Rolling Stones Look Good

  When you’re pushing 70 and still want to remain relevant as a rock group, what do you do? Hire Jonas Åkerlund, apparently. The Swedish director has an impressive resume of music videos and when the Rolling Stones asked him to make a video for their new single “Doom and Gloom”, he talked Prometheus star Noomi … Continue reading Noomi Rapace Helps the Rolling Stones Look Good

Prometheus

THE SEARCH FOR OUR BEGINNING COULD LEAD TO OUR END.   In the 2090s, the Prometheus is carrying a scientific expedition into outer space, heading for an Earth-like moon that could harbor clues to the beginning of mankind. Director Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien franchise is in the form of a 3D prequel exploring … Continue reading Prometheus

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

As Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) conspires to start a world war by pitting France and Germany against each other, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law) try to outwit him. The two stars are still fun to watch and they’re superbly aided by an appropriately creepy Harris as Moriarty and Stephen Fry … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

As Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is recovering in a hospital from the events of the last movie, a secret unit within the police is desperately trying to erase anything that might lead to them. The first chapter (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) was a cleverly structured crime mystery, the second one a straight-forward thriller, but … Continue reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Played With Fire

Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) returns to Sweden after one year abroad and immediately becomes a suspect in a murder investigation involving three victims; Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) tries to help her clear her name. The second chapter in the “Millennium” trilogy has a simpler story than The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, although the outlines of a … Continue reading The Girl Who Played With Fire

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: The Swedish Harry Potter

  This adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling crime novel became one of the most talked-about cinematic events in Sweden of past years. It is something akin to a Swedish equivalent of a Harry Potter flick. A grand story and a great many characters have been boiled down into a script; the Swedish acting elite appear in small … Continue reading Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: The Swedish Harry Potter