“Woman At War” Is A Unique And Comedic Icelandic Offering

Iceland is one of the most interesting places in the world. For all intents and purposes, it can look and feel like being on another planet. At the same time, it’s not off-putting in any way. I’ve ...

Baltasar Kormákur acquires vast "film village" site in Iceland

Baltasar Kormákur acquires vast Director’s RVK Studios, producer of TV series Trapped, buys space outside Reykjavik as potential home for local and foreign shoots. Actor and director Baltasar Kormákur, founder of RVK Studios, has ...

The Night Shift box set review: Nordic telly isn’t all gloomy detectives, as this weird Icelandic sitcom shows

Three outcasts work in an all-night filling station, getting into hilarious scrapes under the moonlight – and slowly, the show’s underlying warmth reveals itself A desolate petrol station in ...

Morning Meme: Ryan Steele Will Do Anything For "Likes," Avoiding Homophobia, and Cee Lo Green Says "All I Need Is Love"

In housekeeping news, snicks would like to beg your forgiveness for not having a Briefs yesterday, but he was overwhelmed by the liveblog of Liz & Dick. He'll be making it up to you today with a ...

Morning Meme: Jaymi Hensley Comes Out On "The X Factor," How Jtf Started "Tie The Knot," and Did Anyone Not Know Nate Silver Was Gay?

British The X Factor Union J member Jaymi Hensley has come out as gay on the advice of mentor Louis Walsh. “I spoke to Louis about this and he said, ‘put it this way, both of my big boybands had a gay ...

Bringing Together Comedy, Politics and Economic Meltdown in Gnarr

In case you haven't heard, the economy hasn't been doing that well for the past few years. No country has felt the economic crisis so keenly as Iceland, where the collapse of a once-soaring economy ...

Watch: Exclusive Trailer for "Gnarr," a Doc About the Comedian Mayor of Reykjavik

Watch: Exclusive Trailer for In 2009, with Iceland falling on hard times, local comedian Jón Gnarr came up with an unlikely solution by inventing the 'Best Party' and running for office to mock both left and right parties. And ...

Focus Features Unveils Digital Distribution Slate; James Franco-Directed ‘The Broken Tower’ Bows In January

New York, December 19th, 2011 – Focus World, the unique digital distribution initiative owned and operated by Focus Features, has closed deals on its slate for the first quarter of 2012. The ...

Tff'11: Being Mayor Is Awesome Says JÓN Gnarr

By Sam Weisberg - April 26, 2011 Gaukur Úlfarsson's documentary "Gnarr" follows the efforts of Jón Gnarr, an Icelandic comedian/TV show actor/perpetual goofball, to become Mayor of Reykjavik. A brief ...

Tribeca Review | "Gnarr" Explains How Iceland Got Its Comedian Mayor

Tribeca Review | In 2009, as Iceland struggled to survive its debilitating economic crisis, local comedian Jón Gnarr came up with an unlikely solution. Launching "The Best Party" initially to satirize the country's ...

‘Gnarr’ (documentary)

Reviewed by Randee Dawn (April 2011, screening at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival) Directed by: Gaukur Úlfarsson Featuring: Jón Gnarr Some say politics are a joke. But it takes real cojones to ...

‘Gnarr’ (documentary)

Reviewed by Randee Dawn (April 2011, screening at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival) Directed by: Gaukur Úlfarsson Featuring: Jón Gnarr Some say politics are a joke. But it takes real cojones to ...