Viggo Mortensen has earned himself a reputation as one of the better leading men in Hollywood , and particularly as his newfound status as David Cronenberg’s muse in films like A History of Violence and A Dangerous Method. Often playing enigmatic and charismatic characters, shrouded with mystery and an epic backstory, does the same apply to Mortensen himself? In honour of his role in this week’s On The Road, let’s find out!
We love watching films on the BBC. They’re almost always well-chosen and intelligent, they stay on iPlayer for ages, and there are no commercial breaks. Bliss. With this in mind, you can well imagine our excitement when BBC Films scheduled a weekend triple bill of recent British features to celebrate its official move to BBC 2 – free cinema in the comfort of our own squalid bedsits? Yes please! Here are our thoughts on three cracking new films: The Damned United, Eastern Promises and Is Anybody There?