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Brothers (Brødre)

Michael (Ulrich Thomsen) is a stand-up, strait-laced, good-hearted soldier, who’s happily married to Sarah (Connie Nielsen) and raising two adorable young daughters (Sarah Juel Werner, Rebecca Logstrup). His younger brother, Jannik (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), is his polar opposite—brutish, angry and a recently paroled ex-con with a drinking problem. He’s the family screw-up, and they never …

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Brothers

First of all, if you come from a military family, try to pay attention to the movie and avoid drawing any random parallels to your own life and experiences. I did this the whole way through the movie, which is ultimately what the filmmakers want. I’m not saying that I melted into a puddle of …

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The Kite Runner

For such an immensely popular and acclaimed book, it was surprising that the film adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner crept into theaters with a whimper, then slunk away to a non-flashy DVD release. What went wrong here? This film should have been HUGE. It sure didn’t help that the filmmakers immediately got into …

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