ANOTHER ROUND – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

While not as famous as his fellow Danish auteur Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg has been making compelling and arguably more diverse movies than his more controversial colleague for thirty years. Starring Danish screen legend Mads Mikkelsen as Martin, Another Round is a sparky yet oddly melancholy comedy about men, masculinity and that old devil, booze.

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ANOTHER ROUND – Review by Diane Carson

Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round is a film at war with itself. On the one hand, it warns against the negative effects and dire professional and personal consequences of daily, increasing alcohol consumption. On the other hand, it celebrates the joyful camaraderie and liberating abandon drinking brings. As alarming, the setup comes with a scientific overlay.

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ANOTHER ROUND (TIFF20) – Review by Pam Grady

Though Another Round is an ensemble drama, Mads Mikkelsen stands out in the crowd, one of a quartet of high school teachers who decide to test the crazy theory that maintaining a .05 alcohol level leads to optimum mind and body function. Certainly, staying drunk leads to euphoria in the early going, but in scenes that veer between comedy and melodrama, reality has a way of deflating the buzz.

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