‘Lamb’: Challenging circumstances flock to this intriguing Icelandic character study

“Lamb” – Maria (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason) are committed.  They are committed to each other and their chosen vocation.  This husband and wife are sheep farmers with a barn full of the said fuzzy, adorable animals, and Maria and Ingvar nestled themselves in an Icelandic valley.  This place might be 5,000 km from the North Pole, but it seems closer to heaven.  Their homestead sits by itself with zero neighbors in sight, and if you sent out scouts to run marathons in every direction, they wouldn’t stumble…

Movie of the Week: ‘The Drop’

“The Drop” (2014) – This small-time mob picture overflows with secrets and a sense of dread, but Tom Hardy’s and Noomi Rapace’s characters bring a blooming and sweet romance amongst the grit and grime of their surroundings. This is James Gandolfini’s last on-screen role, and it is a good one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Directed by: Michael R. Roskam Written by: Dennis Lehane Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, and Matthias Schoenaerts Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes