Tag Archives: Stellan Skarsgard

Cinema Review – Our Kind of Traitor

Toward the end of their holiday in Morocco, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris) encounter Russian oligarch Dima (Stellan Skarsgard) and quickly find themselves spending their last few days in the man’s company. When Dima gives Perry a memory stick containing information about a potential banking scandal, in the hope he will pass it on to the UK authorities, Perry and Gail are soon caught up in a plot to help Dima and his family defect from Russia, while uncovering a scandal involving a UK politician. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – In Order of Disappearance

Nils (Stellan Skarsgard) has just won the Citizen of the Year Award in his small town, when he hears that his son has died of an overdose. Unable to accept that his son would take drugs, Nils believes his son has been murdered, and vows revenge. It’s not long before Nils’ actions ignite a feud between rival drug gangs in Norway, and the Citizen of the Year takes some dark decisions. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist, who discovers that he is wildly unhappy in his perfectly ordered life. Taking a chance, and leaving his girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike) behind, Hector heads on a trip around the world to find out what makes people happy, with the hope that he will find some happiness of his own. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Nymphomaniac Parts I and II

When Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard) finds a woman passed out in a lane near his home, he takes her in and offers her shelter. It’s not long before Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) tells him the tale of her life as a self-diagnosed and confessed nymphomaniac. Joe’s tale starts from childhood and continues right until the moment Seligman found her. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Marvel’s Avengers Assemble

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) returns to earth via a portal created by the Tesseract and vows to enslave the human race. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and S.H.I.E.L.D. gather the members of the Avengers Initiative in order to defeat him, but first, the Avengers have to overcome their differences. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Thor

After defying his father’s wishes Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Norse god of Thunder, is cast out of Asgard, leaving his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to take the throne. On earth, Thor meets astrophysicist Jane (Natalie Portman) and must find a way back home before Loki destroys Asgard forever. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Melancholia

Melancholia focuses on Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) as they navigate the pitfalls of the planet Melancholia’s proximity to Earth as well as Justine’s doomed wedding reception, her marriage and her depression. Maybe this disaster was foretold, however, as the planet Melancholia is headed toward Earth on a collision course that sparks very different reactions from our cast. Continue reading

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