REVIEW: Against the Ice (2022)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole in Peter Flinth’s AGAINST THE ICE. — Photo: Netflix.

Directed by Peter Flinth – Screenplay by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Joe Derrick.

Against the Ice first showed up on my radar some time ago. I mean, can you blame me? As a Dane, it is really exciting when a major streamer like Netflix decides to acquire a historical survival drama about Danes, directed by a Dane, co-written by a Dane, and so much more. Really, I could go on and on about all of the Danes involved with the production. And yet, it isn’t actually in Danish. This aspect was a little bit of a disappointment to me, but I can understand why some may have felt it should be in English. Unfortunately, while I do think this is a mostly ‘okay’ survival drama, the language wasn’t my only disappointment.

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REVIEW: Green Room (2016)

Theatrical Release Poster - A24
Theatrical Release Poster – A24

The following is a quick review of Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room.

Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room follows a punk band called ‘Ain’t Rights,’ which is nearing the end of their tour. In Oregon, they meet a local radio host who arranges a gig at a neo-Nazi bar. After the show, the band goes back to the green room, and they see a girl who has been stabbed to death. When the band’s bassist (played by Anton Yelchin) tries to call the police, the bouncers and the bar owners freak out and hold them at gunpoint inside the green room.
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