Millennium Trilogy, Part 3: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, but good

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest – 2009 Directed by Daniel Alfredson Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Mike Spreitz, Annika Hallin, Aksel Morisse, Georgi Staykov, Anders Ahlbom Written by Jonas Frykberg, Ulf Rydberg, based on the novel by Stieg Larsson There is a moment early on when Lisbeth Salander (Rapace) lays nearly helpless in the … Continue reading Millennium Trilogy, Part 3: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, but good

Millennium Trilogy, Part 2: The Girl Who Played With Fire continues a fearless journey

The Girl Who Played With Fire Directed by Daniel Alfredson Written by Jonas Frykberg based on a story by Stieg Larsson Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist There is a moment 27 minutes into The Girl Who Played With Fire when Mikael Blomkvist, working on a sex trafficking investigation, gets a ride from his sister over … Continue reading Millennium Trilogy, Part 2: The Girl Who Played With Fire continues a fearless journey

Millennium Trilogy, Part 1: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a journey towards righteousness

  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Swedish) Directed By Niels Arden Oplev Starring Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Sven-Bertil Taube Written by Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg as an Adpatation of the original novel written by Stieg Larss0n As someone who witnessed the gang rape of a girl, named Lisbeth, when a young man of 15, … Continue reading Millennium Trilogy, Part 1: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a journey towards righteousness

Hunter Killer (***) is obvious and likable

Let’s be honest. It’s not a tremendous work of art that Marsh, Butler and co. have produced here. There are no nominations or awards forthcoming. What Hunter Killer does have, though, is enjoyability on a completely masculine scale. It’s the kind of film I might have watched with my dad when he was alive. It deserves respect for being competent, entertaining and earnest to a fault, if not original.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol: Chaplin, Chan, Cruise

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – 2011 Directed by Brad Bird Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg,  Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Samuli Edelmann, Léa Seydoux Written by André Nemec, Josh Appelbaum There are some incredible visuals in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, taking one to some of the most picturesque landmarks in the world: Budapest, Moscow, Dubai, Mumbai … Continue reading Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol: Chaplin, Chan, Cruise