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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'There's Something In The Air' With 'Iron Man 3' & 'The Iceman'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • May 3, 2013 4:59 PM
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It's a man's man's man's world. And while James Brown told us that "it don't mean nothing without a woman," what he forgot to mention is that she's probably never getting top billing. Or, at any rate, not this weekend. If we leave the titles aside -- "Iron Man 3," "The Iceman," and "Dead Man's Burden" -- there's still barely a female lead or a subject centered on women to be found, unless we're counting feminine dominance in vampire loving circles. The theater docket showcases superheroes, contract killers, rock stars, student protestors, psychotherapists, cowboys, and magicians and yet -- despite all that variety -- nary a one of them are women. Not that there isn't still plenty to love -- a solid blockbuster franchise returns, the always arresting Michael Shannon gets another turn at badassery, the Cassavetes family continues its industry legacy, and 35mm celluloid gets its due in a Western. So let us know, dear readers: what are you looking forward to seeing on the silver screen?

Review: Overstuffed 'Love Is All You Need' An Unsatisfying, Predictable Rom-Com From Susanne Bier

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • April 25, 2013 7:00 PM
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What’s up with those crazy Danish filmmakers and their compulsion to pile it on? The latest from Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier (“In A Better World”) is like watching a long game of Jenga. As every sub plot, reveal and character… err, caricature that is, gets stacked on top of each other, the more inevitable it is that the whole thing will come tumbling down. And while “Love is All You Need” is by no means a disaster, it simply can’t support all that weight.

Watch: Pierce Brosnan's Hard Heart Melts In Trailer For Susanne Bier's 'Love Is All You Need'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 19, 2013 2:56 PM
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“Love Is All You Need,” the light rom-com from Susanne Bier (“In A Better World”), comes out late in the spring and Sony Picture Classics has just released a new, domestic theatrical trailer online for all of us to see. Bier had developed quite the reputation over the years for sobering dramas such as “Open Hearts” and “After the Wedding,” but here she has taken a much lighter detour, giving us a beautiful look of Southern Italy along the way.

Watch: English-Subtitled Trailer For Susanne Bier's 'Love Is All You Need' Starring Pierce Brosnan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2012 2:42 PM
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Sun, laughter, love and family foibles all in a gorgeous Euro location....nope, it's not the next Woody Allen outing, instead it's the latest from "In A Better World" and "Open Hearts" director Susanne Bier, "Love Is All You Need." A departure from her more serious-minded dramas, this confection stars Pierce Brosnan and takes place in Italy where love and romance naturally get a bit more complicated for all involved.

VIFF Review: Overstuffed 'Love Is All You Need' An Unsatisfying, Predictable Rom-Com From Susanne Bier

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • October 4, 2012 10:02 AM
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What’s up with those crazy Danish filmmakers and their compulsion to pile it on? The latest from Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier (“In A Better World”) is like watching a long game of Jenga. As every sub plot, reveal and character… err, caricature that is, gets stacked on top of each other, the more inevitable it is that the whole thing will come tumbling down. And while “Love is All You Need” is by no means a disaster, it simply can’t support all that weight.

Watch: International Trailer For Susanne Bier's 'Love Is All You Need' Starring Pierce Brosnan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2012 12:07 PM
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Generally known for her tough, wrenching dramas, it looks like Susanne Bier has taken a page out of the Woody Allen playbook (though without the name brand, ensemble cast) for her upcoming effort "Love Is All You Need." Featuring an exotic location, a potpourri of languages, and a mix of romance and drama, the film looks like it's poised to be a breezy little number.

First Look At Susanne Bier's 'The Bald Hairdresser,' Set For August 2012 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 9, 2011 2:09 AM
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UPDATE: Much thanks to commenter tornepl we now have a more quality look at the pics posted below, plus a bonus behind the scenes snap of what appears to be Bier, Brosnan and crew traipsing through the woods. Still no word on an official synopsis, but these stills are looking very nice.

Pierce Brosnan To Star In Susanne Bier's Romance 'All You Need Is Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 3:35 AM
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After years of directing heavy dramas like "Open Hearts," "After The Wedding," "Brothers" and most recently, the Oscar winning "In A Better World," helmer Susanne Bier is looking to take a break from heavy drama for a moment and do something lighter instead. Earlier this week it was announced she was set to direct "All You Need Is Love," a romantic comedy, and she's now found her lead actor.

Oscar Winner Susanne Bier Lines Up Next Film, 'All You Need Is Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2011 5:49 AM
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With Susanne Bier walking away with the Best Foreign Film Oscar on Sunday for "In A Better World," it looks like the helmer, like her fellow nominee Rachid Bouchareb, is following up her dark drama with something that has a lighter tone.

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