A star cast, a big budget, and a very willing audience member because I was excited to enjoy some old fashioned entertainment after what seemed like an endless stream of gloomy scenario’s and lockdowns. I was ready to be taken away on a cruise on the Nile with Hercule Poirot as my guide and I… Read More Death on the Nile (2022, 1937), or Death of a Detective
Issa López’s Tigers are not afraid is winning prizes on festivals all over the world, Guillermo del Toro liked it, Stephen King liked it and I am a fan too. How to describe the genre? A dark fairy tale, magical realism, fantasy, or maybe – a plot keyword Imdb gave it – Mexican horror? I… Read More Vuelven / Tigers are not Afraid (2017), Three Reasons to Love this Movie
Finally, The Shape of Water is out! I was so hyped for this movie, that I put it on my favourites list of 2017 unseen. Did it live up to my expectations? As in any Del Toro movie, color is an important element. The colors of this movie are blue and green, and the opening… Read More The Shape of Water (2017)
The story is grim; traumatized veteran Joe, living with his elderly mom, works as a hitman in the private sector, mostly to rescue young girls from sex slavery, with a hammer. But it is style and not the story that makes it uncomfortable to watch. The camera’s view is close to Joe, but not close… Read More You Were Never Really Here (2017), an Exercise in Style that Keeps You at a Distance
Before the champagne and fireworks, a moment of contemplation, time for looking back and – of course – lists. Here is mine. Best Zombie The Girl with All the Gifts, by Colm McCarthy Why? A zombie movie with all the classic zombie features, a twist on ‘children are the future’ and a heart, set in the… Read More The Best Fantastic Movies of 2017!
As soon as the Star Wars logo appears on-screen and the music starts, I cannot help but react exactly the same as when I was a child. The excitement, the faster beating heart, the goosebumps, the thrill, eyes wide open. Space opera time! The literal meaning of opera is work, in the double sense of… Read More Star Wars: The Last Jedi