Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Woody’s Sophomoric Slump

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Is life a tragedy or a comedy? This sophomoric question kicks off Woody Allen’s new film Melinda and Melinda, as…

CRASH

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The whites hate the blacks. The blacks hate the Hispanics. The Hispanics hate the Asians. And everyone seems to hate…

We’re Not Upset About: Mr. and Mrs. Smith

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One would assume that a feature-length film about the joys of domestic violence would draw our ire. Just as one…

SEND IN THE CLOWNS

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“I am appalled and dismayed,” Genevieve de Fontenay told reporters. This de Fontenay character takes his beauty pageants seriously. Too…

Maria Full of Grace

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Newcomer Catalina Sandino Moreno’s breakout role as Maria, a bright teenager who, looking to escape her impoverished life in rural…

Garden State

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When you leave a film thinking, “Wow, what a great soundtrack,” the movie’s in trouble. But Natalie Portman’s quirky performance…

Don’t Move

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Spanish actress Penélope Cruz learns Italian and de-glams to play Italia, a destitute woman from the slums who has a…

Beyond the Sea

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Not to be outdone by Ray Charles, Howard Hughes, J.M. Barrie, and Che Guevara, there’s Beyond the Sea, a biopic…

Kinsey

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Long before the transcendental Salt ‘n’ Pepa annoyed us with their “Let’s talk about sex, baby” there was Alfred Kinsey…

Zen and the Art of Che Guevara

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Despite being dead since 1967, Che Guevara is hotter than ever, even in Iceland, which isn’t surprising considering the same…

All the Art House You Can Handle

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Film fans tired of the celluloid crap Hollywood churns out year after year should set aside time for the Iceland…

I Heart Huckabees

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The film is a poor-man’s Wes Anderson movie. Directed by David O. Russell (Three Kings), Huckabees is at times witty,…

Door in the Floor

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Based on the first third of the John Irving novel A Widow for One Year, Door in the Floor (written…