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A Second Chance Review

20 March 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Susanne Bier.

Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Maria Bonnevie, Thomas Bo Larson, Mary Andersen.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 101 minutes

Synopsis: After the death of his baby, conflicted cop Andreas (Coster-Waldau), decides to swap the body with that of the neglected and mistreated baby of a perp he has previously arrested.

There are few duos in cinema as powerful and consistent as director Susanne Bier and writer Anders Thomas Jensen. Their films reak of shocking and socially important issues, while giving us strong stories that seem unrivalled by others in the medium. Brothers, After The Wedding, and In A Better World are just some of the classics that make the world a better place to live in. There’s no doubt that Susanne Bier is quite possibly the greatest female director to have ever lived, but such a title should come second to the fact she is actually »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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A Second Chance review: Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's drama

17 March 2015 3:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Susanne Bier; Screenwriter: Anders Thomas Jensen; Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Maria Bonnevie; Running time: 102 mins; Certificate: 15

The kitchen sink bubbles over with a soapy lather in this Danish yarn which benefits greatly from the shadowy lure of Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. He lends no small amount of dignity to a cop who makes some very questionable decisions that threaten his career and his family life while director Susanne Bier, who has carved a niche in melodrama with films like Open Hearts, Brothers and In a Better World, makes up for some of her sins, here, with a typically cool aesthetic.

Interesting sociological questions aren't so much raised as rooted out from a massively contrived opening act when police detective Andreas (Coster-Waldau) responds to a domestic disturbance at the flat of a known drug addict and ex-con Tristan (Nikolaj Lie Kaas). This bona fide »

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Banshee, Ep. 3.10: “We All Pay Eventually” continues opening doors

14 March 2015 2:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Banshee, Season 3: Episode 10 – “We All Pay Eventually”

Written by Jennifer Ames & Steve Turner

Directed by Loni Peristere

Returns to Cinemax in 2016 for a fourth season

In all of the craziness that is “We All Pay Eventually,” Banshee displays its growth over three gripping years by giving two supporting characters the chance to verbalize the heart of the episode, season and series thus far:

“I am guys like that…I will always be that man…I am doing everything I can to change. And every once in a while, I manage to convince myself that I’m a better person.”

And when Bunker gets so angry, Brock shows him what that really is:

“That isn’t anger that you’re feeling. That’s the shame and guilt…That is what makes you better than them. If you didn’t feel that, that’s when I’d start to worry.”

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- Sean Colletti

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A Second Chance Movie Review

11 March 2015 10:01 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: A Second Chance Director: Susanne Bier Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maria Bonnevie, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lykke May Anderson Susanne Bier casts Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – of whom we became fond of in ‘Game of Thrones’ – to play a veteran police officer with a wife and new baby, who makes a fateful decision. The Academy Award-winning director, has the magic touch of a puppeteer in directing her actors to authenticity. But this time she has failed in the selection of the script, written by Anders Thomas Jensen. We know from the very beginning what is coming, since we are nurtured along the way by a symmetry of circumstances, with  [ Read More ]

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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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New Banshee Season 3,Episode 9 Official Spoilers,Description Released By Cinemax

27 February 2015 11:45 AM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, Showtime served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Banshee" episode 9 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Even God Doesn't Know What to Make Of You," and it turns out that we're going to see some very intense and dramatic stuff take place when Proctor and Emily take a hit over Rebecca's scew-ups, and more! In the new, 9th episode press release: Lucas (Antony Starr) is going to recall the history of his friendship with Job (Hoon Lee), while pondering the future, if there indeed will be one. Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) and Emily (Tanya Clarke) will pay the price for Rebecca's (Lili Simmons) recklessness. Carrie (Ivana Milicevic) and Gordon (Rus Blackwell) are going to pick up the pieces of their shattered relationship. Stowe (Langley Kirkwood) and Leo (Dennis Flanagan) will land a big fish. Bunker (Tom Pelphrey) will reconnect with his skinhead past. Deva (Ryann Shane) is »

- Derek

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Watch: Trailer for Susanne Bier's 'A Second Chance'

25 February 2015 10:20 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I'm not particularly familiar with Danish director Susanne Bier's filmography. Scratch that, I'm actually not at all familiar with Bier's work. Her Oscar-winning film In a Better World is a movie I have heard plenty about but never seen, and the only other film of hers I've even heard of is Serena, Bier's Depression-era drama starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, which will finally be released on demand tomorrow and in U.S. theaters on March 27 after spending eighteen long months in post-production. But never mind that, for Bier it's on to the next one, as the second trailer for her latest film A Second Chance has recently debuted online. The project, which stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ("Game of Thrones"), Ulrich Thomsen (The Thing), and Maria Bonnevie(I Am David), debuted at last year's Toronto International Film Festival to mixed reviews, with The Playlist concluding the film contains more than »

- Jordan Benesh

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Gff 2015: Susanne Bier’s ‘A Second Chance’ is emotionally-charged but lacks credibility

21 February 2015 4:37 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A Second Chance

Written by Anders Thomas Jensen

Directed by Susanne Bier

Denmark, 2014

Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier’s latest film is an emotionally-charged thriller, centered on a successful police officer who has recently started a family. Andreas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his wife Anna (Maria Bonnevie) are coming to terms with their new lives as parents, struggling to adapt to their baby’s challenging sleeping patterns and find time to spend alone together. However, they are devoted parents who are raising their baby in idyllic circumstances, with absolute financial security and a stunning lakeside home.

Andreas is reminded just how good they have it when he is called to a domestic incident involving a junkie, Tristan (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), who he sent to prison on a previous assignment. Tristan’s partner, Sanne (May Andersen), tries to block Andreas from entering their bathroom, but, when he forces his way through, he »

- Rob Dickie

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New Trailer For Susanne Bier's A Second Chance

20 February 2015 4:29 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The Kingslayer turns babystealer in the new trailer for Susanne Bier's A Second ChanceNikolaj Coster-Waldau is front and centre in this new Danish melodrama as a policeman who finds himself slipping into an increasingly bleak predicament. There's something about this man and hand injuries that makes you think someone should confiscate his kitchen knives. Click below to take a closer look. brightcove.createExperiences();Coster-Waldau plays clean-cut cop Andreas who has a baby with his wife Anne (Maria Bonnevie) and lives a seemingly enviable existence. Then, on a routine call with his more ragged partner Simon (Ulrich Thomsen), he stumbles upon a heroin addict, his girlfriend and their neglected baby. Unable to call upon social services and on an impulse that will have huge repercussions, he takes the baby home.For Bier, the hope is a return to form after the long-delayed and lukewarmly-received Serena. She's already an Oscar winner, »

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2015 Oscar Short Film Predictions: Live Action, Animated and Documentary

16 February 2015 8:51 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the weekend I watched all of this year's Oscar-nominated short films in the live action, animated and documentary categories. Well, actually, I watched almost all of them as there was one documentary short I had zero interest in watching beyond its opening credits. More on that in a second, but let's begin with the live action short films. And remember, these are predictions, not a ranking of my favorites, though I will be giving an opinionated take on each of the films. Live Action Cheryl Graf and Nissa Kashani in Parvaneh Of the three categories I'd say the live action lot had the largest selection of films I actually enjoyed. Of the bunch, only The Phone Call rubbed me the wrong way. It really doesn't accomplish much other than hammer home the melancholy as Sally Hawkins plays a crisis hotline worker who receives a call from a man (Jim Broadbent »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Banshee’ Renewed for Season 4 at Cinemax

12 February 2015 10:32 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cinemax has handed an eight-episode fourth season to “Banshee.” HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming prez Kary Antholis made the announcement Thursday.

Currently in its third season, the action series, which stars Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison and Hoon Lee, will shoot the new episodes in Pittsburgh. Returning cast members are yet to be announced.

The upcoming season will be exec produced by “True Blood’s” Alan BallGreg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen.

Season four is set to premiere in 2016.




- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Alan Ball’s ‘Banshee’ Renewed for Season 4 by Cinemax

12 February 2015 10:06 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Cinemax has renewed “Banshee” for a fourth season. It will return next year with eight new episodes. Produced by “True Blood” co-creator Alan Ball, the drama series is currently airing its third season. Although Cinemax said it will confirm returning cast members and producers at a later date, Season 3 stars Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison and Hoon Lee. See video: ‘Banshee’ Season 3 Trailer Promises a War on Three Fronts (Video) “Banshee” follows Antony Starr as as a mysterious ex-convict who assumed the identity of Lucas Hood, a small Amish country town sheriff who’s murdered. Quickly, he discovers that this. »

- Jethro Nededog

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Banshee: Season Three Ratings

10 February 2015 12:48 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Viewership for the second season of Banshee grew over the course of the series' 10 episodes. Will the ratings continue to go up in season three? Will this Cinemax action thriller series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned to find out.

Banshee revolves around an ex-con (Antony Starr) who, while hiding out from a powerful crime lord (Ben Cross), ends up assuming the identity of the deceased incoming sheriff of the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania. Others in the cast are Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Ryann Shane, Lili Simmons, Anthony Ruivivar, Geno Segers, and Langley Kirkwood.

Below are the show's TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress: (more…) »


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Banshee, Ep. 3.05: “Tribal” maximizes the one-hour format of episodic television

6 February 2015 8:00 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Banshee, Season 3: Episode 5 – “Tribal”

Written by Adam Targum

Directed by Oc Madsen

Airs Friday nights at 10 on Cinemax

If it’s worth quoting, it’s worth quoting twice:

“I don’t know if anyone ever changes, really. But we can evolve, right? I mean, that’s what we’re trying to do, isn’t it? Just become better versions of ourselves?”

- Deputy Siobhan Kelly

When it comes to episodic television, no one expects any show to simply be the best. If such objectivity existed, there would be no point in watching anything but the single best series out there. Everything else would be a waste of time, because energy would be spent on an inferior product. But that’s not how these things work. Every viewer has different tastes than the next. Some don’t like Banshee. Some absolutely love it. Instead of expecting or hoping a show »

- Sean Colletti

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‘Mortdecai’ is hauntingly terrible

25 January 2015 5:24 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Written by Eric Aronson

Directed by David Koepp

USA, 2015

Seemingly late in the game of David Koepp’s Mortdecai, the eponymous character (played by Johnny Depp) asks his wife, “Are you quite finished with your barrage of insults?” It’s an apt question for the film itself, a cataclysmically unfunny, unbelievably tedious disaster of baffling misjudgments and multiple career lows that feels as long as Shoah, and only a little less harrowing. No such luck, though, as the film goes on for another 25 minutes. It then ends on people about to throw up. Also apt.

Lord Charlie Mortdecai (Depp, in a career low as both actor and one of the film’s producers) is an eccentric English art dealer and “part time rogue”, and the sort of whimsical, foppish figure who refers to America as “the Colonies”. (This film is apparently set in the present day.) He’s in »

- Josh Slater-Williams

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‘Banshee: The Complete Second Season’ Blu-ray Review

25 January 2015 2:40 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Antony StarrBen CrossIvana MilicevicUlrich ThomsenLili SimmonsGeno SegersHoon LeeMatthew Rauch | Created by David Schickler, Jonathan Tropper

Jumping into Banshee without seeing the first season is somewhat of a baptism of fire but it was something I found myself doing so I could do my Banshee: The Complete Second Season review.  Watching the recap that comes on the first disc though I was able to catch up with the main plot and have an idea of what’s happened so far and by the final episode I may just have found one of my new favourite shows (to add to an ever-growing list).

With Lucas (Antony Starr) having survived the confrontation with Rabbit (Ben Cross) all of Banshee have to deal with the fallout, especially Carrie (Ivana Milicevic) who finds her past revealed and jail time on the cards.  With Rabbit’s body »

- Paul Metcalf

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Banshee, Ep. 3.03: “A Fixer of Sorts” is more than just a game-changer

24 January 2015 5:27 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Banshee, Season 3: Episode 3 – “A Fixer of Sorts”

Written by Justin Britt-Gibson

Directed by Magnus Martens

Airs Friday nights at 10 on Cinemax

“A Fixer of Sorts” is, to be clear, one of the best episodes of Banshee and a firm testament to the show’s deserved place among the best current TV has to offer as a medium of entertainment. There’s a laundry list of evidence to back that up here, and it’s all thoroughly convincing in my mind. Most people will surely point towards the surprisingly early fight scene between Burton and Nola, which…well, how would you put it? It’s certainly the best fight scene in any Banshee episode to date. It’s certainly the best fight scene in any episode of television to air this year. It’s maybe the best fight scene to air in an episode of television period (at the very least, »

- Sean Colletti

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Banshee, Ep. 3.02: Perceptions matter in “Snakes and Whatnot”

17 January 2015 12:40 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Banshee, Season 3: Episode 2 – “Snakes and Whatnot”

Written by Halley Gross

Directed by Loni Peristere

Airs Friday nights at 10 on Cinemax

If last week’s season three premiere suggested the importance of legacy in Banshee, “Snakes and Whatnot” is the companion piece that shows how one’s legacy can be controlled by perception. It’s said that history is written by the victors, and several characters here–Rebecca, Chayton and Nola chief among them–want to make sure that they’re both taken seriously and come out on top.

Nola’s naturally callous demeanor, while one of her most entertaining qualities from a viewer’s perspective, made it hard to gauge how much she cared about her brother Alex. She was there offering curt advice when he was slipping up, but her return to Banshee shows how deep sibling love goes and how it’s easy to be taken for granted. »

- Sean Colletti

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #71. Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune

6 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Commune

Director: Thomas Vinterberg // Writer: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg

After the payoff of the successful reception of 2012’s The Hunt, looks like we’re going to get a double dose of Dane Thomas Vinterberg this year. With his adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd pushed back (here’s hoping he can enliven the material a bit more rousingly than Schlesinger’s famed version), Vinterberg has already begun production on different kind of period piece, the 1970s set The Commune. Co-written by fellow Dane Tobias Lindholm (who is also working on his own new feature we hope to see next year), who also worked with Vinterberg on Submarino and The Hunt, the exciting cast is headlined by notables Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration), Trine Dyrholm, and Fares Fares. Based on some autobiographical elements from his own life, which inspired a play he also co-wrote, the film follows a young academic couple, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Review: Too much is just right for 'Banshee' season 3

6 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As a drama, "Banshee" is preposterous. It is ludicrous. It regularly defies laws of both plausibility and physics, and there's usually at least one moment per episode where I have to pause the action because I can't stop laughing at how ridiculous it all is. And that is why I've come to love it. "Banshee" is a show that should have no business working at all, let alone returning for an incredibly strong third season Friday night at 10 on Cinemax(*). At first glance, the premise — ex-con assumes the identity of a small-town Pennsylvania sheriff — feels extremely limited, like something better-suited to a straight-to-Netflix movie than an ongoing cable drama, even on HBO's pulpier sister channel. The amount of mayhem visited on this small burg in the middle of Amish country, and the colorful nature of the people perpetrating said mayhem, makes the place often seem a closer approximation of Gotham »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: (Picks 200-101)

5 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

They didn’t make our final Top 100 cut, but here is a list of foreign film titles that are on our radar for 2015. We being with…

200. Remember – Dir. Atom Egoyan

199. Suffragette – Dir. Sarah Gavron

198. Kills on Wheels – Dir. Attila Till

197. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend – Dir. Yuen Woo-ping

196. The Go-Between – Dir. Pete Travis

195. Peur de Rien Dir. Danielle Arbid

194. Regular Boy – Dir. Michele Civetta

193. Flaskepost – Dir. Nikolaj Arcel

192. The Lady in the Van – Dir. Nicolas Hytner

191. Zoom – Dir. Pedro Morelli

190. Away from the Sea – Dir. Imanol Uribe

189. Tulip Fever – Dir. Justin Chadwick

188. Ulrike’s Brain – Dir. Bruce La Bruce

187. Tsunami – Dir. Jacques Deschamps

186. And Your Sister? – Dir. Marion Vernoux

185. There Was Las Vegas – Dir. Alexandre Castas

184. Prejudice – Dir. Antoine Cuypers

183. Stepne – Dir. Maryna Vroda

182. Irreplaceable – Dir. Olivier Masset-Depasse

181. Histoire de Judas Iscariot – Dir. Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche

180. The First, the Last – Dir. Bouli Lanners

179. Selection Officielle – Dir. Jacques Richard

178. Desierto – Dir. »

- Nicholas Bell

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