Jar City

Jar City (Mýrin) (2006)

Jar City (Mýrin) first published by Film4 Summary: In Baltasar Kormákur’s Icelandic chiller, a police inspector investigates both a murder and his nation’s inherited history. Review: The label film noir may conjure images of New York’s mean streets or Paris’ shadowy avenues, but in fact, as Erik Skjoldbærg’s Norway-set Insomnia proved in 1997, the genre can also…

Adrift

Adrift (2018)

Adrift first published by Little White Lies Based on a real-life story from 1983, Adrift opens in medias res, in the middle of the ocean, and in the middle of a nightmare. After blurry, barely visible images of a ship’s detritus and a human figure sinking through dark waters, 23-year-old Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) awakens,…

The Deep

The Deep (Djúpið) (2013)

The Deep (Djúpið) first published by Grolsch FilmWorks. “I’m going home,” declares Gulli  (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) near the end of The Deep (Djúpið). One icy night, a fishing boat sinks three miles off the coast of Iceland’s Westman Islands. All aboard are killed except for Gulli, a gentle giant who swims for six long hours in…