In Order of Disappearance: worth getting lost in the snow for?


Known though they are for their bleak crime dramas, the Nords aren’t particularly renowned for their sense of humor.

It’s only half surprising then that Hans Petter Moland’s In Order of Disappearance is both very, very bleak and very funny.…

The Counselor is a film in desperate need of help


The Counselor is an unusual beast.

In its opening moments, cheetahs stalk wild hares on the Savannah, not of Africa but Mexico; a flamboyant, eccentrically rich couple picnic nearby in the company of some luxury motors.

Sometime soon Michael Fassbender’s nameless eponym will be buying a diamond from Bruno Ganz’s merchant, who pontificates on the beauty of the stone lying in its flaws.…