Jalmari Helander Tag Archive


Top 10 2023

Writing the yearly Top 10 is always tough. Thousands of films released, hundreds of films hitting the big screen, even more hitting the small screen. Then there’s straight-to-DVD and the film festival circuit. The more you watch, the more films you discover. It’s a treadmill.   Film lovers are faced every year with the quandary of […]

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Sisu is the long-awaited latest from Finnish director Jalmari Helander, director of Christmas horror Rare Exports and pulpy presidential adventure Big Game. Since Big Game in 2014, Helander hasn’t had a feature film and, whatever the reason, it’s great to see him back swinging with such an explosive, beautifully shot, and timely reintroduction.  Aatami (a […]

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Big Game – Blu-Ray Review

Jalmari Helander’s Big Game is a kind of spiritual sequel (or prequel) to his 2010 Christmas horror adventure film Rare Exports. Big Game reunites the father/son duo of Helander’s debut for an entirely different kind of action adventure film.

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