Film critic John Smistad shares his review of the Norwegian trip flick “Trollhunter” about a crew of Norwegian college students hunting trolls.
Author: John Smistad
Norwegian mafia families and lutefisk may be suprising ingredients for a comedy, but we think you’ll be giggling while watching The Lutefisk Wars.
John Smistad reviews the Norwegian holiday comedy Home for Christmas (Hjem til jul), starring Ida Elise Broch and streaming on Netflix.
John Smisted reviews the film The Sunlit Night, written by Rebecca Dinerstein, an American poet who spent time in the Lofoten islands.
There is a lot to unpack in the new Norwegian television crime drama Twin streaming now on MHz Choice. Uff da, is there ever.
John Smistad’s Halfway House is original fiction, pusblished in the Jan. 28, 2018 New Year’s edition of The Norwegian American.
John Smistad reviews the Norwegian thriller Pioneer (Pionér, 2013), directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg.
Hunting for a not-by-the-numbers thriller? Headhunters (Hodejegerne, 2011) is the movie for you. Based on the 2008 Jo Nesbø book of the same name, the film won many awards, including the Public Choice Award of the Amandaprise, Norway’s Oscar equivalent.
John Smistad of Olympia, Wash., reviews the film Burn the Place you Hide, an overlong investigation of the life and career of Norwegian singer/songwriter Thomas Hansen, known to his eclectic fans as “St. Thomas.”