Tag: villains

Interview with Mads Mikkelsen

Vulture has an excellent interview with Mads Mikkelsen on his career and Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round (2020). “The bigger the budget of the film is, the more people have to watch it. That’s the case everywhere, even in Denmark. They get to play with the big toys. Super-crane […]

Bombay Blofeld: Shaan

What if James Bond went to Bombay in the late 1970s and wasn’t so much a secret agent as a stylist and interior designer for a particularly aesthetics-oriented villain?  The plot of Shaan has very little to do with any of the Bond films that I can remember. […]

Villains Never Deserve It

What is it about self-destruction that is so compelling? It feels terrible on all the obvious levels, sure, but on some deep, barren, emotional plane where the wind howls endlessly through the stunted trees, it’s also terribly satisfying. Somehow it feels right, even when it clearly looks wrong. […]