Movies

VOD December 2019

Stockholm

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 12 december 2019
Director: Robert Budreau
Cast: Ethan Hawke (24 Hours to Live, Traing Day, First Reformed), Noomi Rapace (Millennium 1-3, Prometheus, Bright), Mark Strong (Kingsman I & II, Grimsby, Zero Dark Thirty)

Lars Nystrom dons a disguise to raid a central Stockholm bank. He then takes hostages in order to spring his pal Gunnar from prison. One of the hostages includes Bianca, a wife and mother of two, who develops a strong bond with Lars as she witnesses his caring nature. This connection gave rise to the psychological phenomenon known as "Stockholm syndrome".

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: His Stockholm, which gently massages actual events to serve as a fine vehicle for Noomi Rapace and Ethan Hawke, is far from the first movie to believably show a crime victim coming to sympathize with a criminal. But it's a funny and agile one, and should work well for art house auds. A tense and sometimes funny exploration of a famous crime.
  • Slashfilm.com: Ethan Hawke Steals the Show in a a suspenseful, riotous black comedy interlaced with moments of heartfelt emotion. 8/10.
  • JBSpins: It is a tight, energetic period thriller, helmed with a fair amount of flair by Budreau. Highly recommended.
  • Solzyatthemovies.com: Led by marvelous performances from Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace, Stockholm is a worthy addition to writer-director Robert Budreau’s resume.
  • Moveablefest.com: Budreau crafts “Stockholm” with a reserve and sense of careful composition indicative of the civil veneer that the outlaw so ruthlessly pierces, but the sly fun it has is in line with a film that rewards patience, and although it’s an open question whether that approach will pay off for its central antiheroes, it does so in spades for audiences.
  • Filmthreat.com: Stockholm is a strong case that you can do a lot with the tried-and-true trappings of a genre. Budreau has proved that with his propulsive and engaging film.

Girl On The Third Floor

Horror
Available on VOD: 12 december 2019
Director: Travis Stevens
Cast: C.M. Punk (WWF Smackdown), Sarah Brooks, Trieste Kelly Dunn (United 93)

Bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch expected when he convinced his wife Liz that he could rehab their new Victorian home himself. In over his head, under duress, and tempted by his old weaknesses, Don soon discovers that the house has its own dark, sordid history and won’t be so easy to renovate after all...

Reviews
  • Variety: The vengeful spirits in a former bordello prey on the home's new tenants in Travis Stevens' enjoyable horror opus.
  • RogerEbert.com: A unique vision that satisfies from beginning to gory end.
  • Film School Rejects: An effectively unsettling horror film about pains caused by monsters who are far too real.
  • Daily Dead: truly unique and wickedly weird take on haunted house tropes.
  • Nighmare On Film Street: A chilling, blood drenched haunted house flick.
  • The Verge: A skin-crawling horror movie about home improvement and hauntings.
  • Nightmarish Conjurings: Viewers get an ending that they most certainly did not see coming.
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