September 7, 2018
Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Kursk’ Starring Matthaes Schoenarts & Lea Seydoux Is A Surprisingly Dull Thriller [TIFF Review]
Skateboarding on the cinematic spectrum of punk to mainstream, Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg no longer wears ripped jeans. Once the co-conspirator behind the Dogme 95 manifesto with Lars Von Trier — a raw, minimalist, limitations-driven punk-cinema movement ala the early White Stripes rules of only 2 instruments to find pureness —Vinterberg put away his DIY, impish, abrasive tendencies long ago in favor of something more refined. He’s continued with resonant art films (the magnificent “The Hunt”), but has evolved and matured too, taking on more mainstream work like 2015’s romantic drama “Far From The Madding Crowd.