Tag Archives: Mads Mikkelsen

Cinema Review – Doctor Strange

Confident that he not only knows pretty much all there is to know, but that he is also the best neurosurgeon in his field, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) finds his world shattered after a car accident leaves him with horribly damaged hands. In search of healing, Strange travels to Kathmandu to find The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), but the path to healing is not as straightforward as he thought, and Strange soon finds himself facing some truths about the world that he had never even considered. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – The Salvation

In 1870s America, Danish settler Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) welcomes his wife Marie (Nanna Øland Fabricius) and son to the township where he has made them a home. On the way to their house, however, the family is set upon by violent and ruthless men who rape Marie and murder both her and her son. Overcome with grief, Jon takes his revenge, but soon realises he has incurred the wrath of vicious gang leader Delarue (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). When the townsfolk refuse to aid Jon, he is forced to take on the outlaws on his own. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Royal Affair

Set in 18th century Denmark, A Royal Affair tells the story of Queen Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander) – an Englishwoman who is shipped off to marry her idiot cousin, King Christian VII (Mikkel Følsgaard) – the romantic triangle between her, the King and the King’s physician Johann (Mads Mikkelsen) and the struggle for political change in Denmark. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Jagten (The Hunt)

Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) is trying to rebuild his life and his relationship with his son after a messy divorce. All appears to be going well, until a misunderstood gesture and a series of whispers divide Lucas from his friends and turn his neighbours against him. Continue reading

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