My Filmviews

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Best Wild West Movies

Films about the Wild West have remained a classic paradigm throughout the decades. Amongst the best, a few stand out as lesser-known films that have withstood the test of time. The historic tale of Wild Bill Hickok, for example, continues to hold the interest of film audiences. It is a tale that includes adventure, gambling, and gunfights, essential elements in western action films. Continue reading

Bullets over Broadway (1994)

Review Bullets over Broadway

Woody Allen probably is the hardest working director in the movie industry as he delivers a new movie (which he also writes) every year. With such a high number of movies however, it can mean that the quality sometimes suffers. Still he does offer movies worth seeing (like the recent Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine). Can Bullets over Broadway also be added to the good movies? Continue reading

My most anticipated movies for 2015

Most anticipated movies 2015

2015 looks to be a great year for movies, especially if you are a fan of huge franchises both recent and from the eighties and nineties. Some might complain that there are way too many sequels being made, but at the end of the day moviemaking is still a business where these types of movies are needed in order to finance smaller movies. Plus looking at the biggest movies of the year I have a feeling that quite a few of them won’t only be successful, but also actually good. This is a list of the movies I’m mostly looking forward to. Continue reading

Insurgent (2015)

Review Insurgent

If there is one genre which has grown a lot in the last couple of years it is the “young adult” one and more specific the movies which are set against a future society where there (usually) is one special person who is the key to solving a huge problem within that society. The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner are examples of it and so is Insurgent.

In the first movie the viewer was introduced to the world of Tris (Shailene Woodley), in which order was kept by placing people in specific factions based on their character. Tris turned out to be someone who didn’t fit to one of the faction and ended up facing the political leader, having to fight her. It was an enjoyable movie which nicely set up the world. With the world building done in the first movie, it was a question what would be done with it in this second film. Continue reading

Dracula Untold (2014)

Review Dracula Untold

Both the world of books as the world of movies are filled with characters which are widely loved. There is something about these characters that people feel a connection with, making them care for them and their adventures. As one of these characters starts appearing in more books/movies you come into them with specific expectations of what that character would do. You wouldn’t expect Rambo to suddenly start giving ballet classes. Bram Stoker wrote the story of Dracula in 1897 and the character became popular, a vampire looking for blood in order to spread his curse. It resulted in many plays and movies, which made him a legend. According to Dracula Untold a part of his life was never shown. Maybe there was a reason for that? Continue reading