Mads Mikkelsen in a still from Arctic (category IIA), directed by Joe Penna and also starring Maria Thelma Smaradottir.

Arctic film review: Mads Mikkelsen vs nature in captivating survival drama

  • Danish actor delivers one of the best performances of his career as a man battling an inhospitable, endless winter in director Joe Penna’s debut feature
  • While the film looks and sounds spectacular, it remains beholden to the very specific clichés of this particular subgenre
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Mads Mikkelsen in a still from Arctic (category IIA), directed by Joe Penna and also starring Maria Thelma Smaradottir.
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Tom Schilling in a still from Never Look Away.

Never Look Away film review: The Lives of Others director returns to form with Gerhard Richter-inspired drama

  • This story of the life of a German artist spans 30 years from his childhood in the 1930s
  • Oscar-winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck is supported by great casting; Sebastian Koch shines as a former Nazi eugenicist
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Tom Schilling in a still from Never Look Away.
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