Firebase (2017) – Short film review

Recensie Firebase

Fans of director Neil Blomkamp have been in for a treat this year. With his new Oats Studio he has released various shorts this year (most around the 20-minute mark), which visually are on the same level as the big blockbusters. The first one was Rakka and the second he released was this one, Firebase. A story which is set in 1970, during the Vietnam war. The army has to face something supernatural. Continue reading

T2 Trainspotting (2017) – Review

T2 Trainspotting Review

There is a moment in this sequel to Trainspotting where you hear someone say “You’re here for nostalgia”. Unfortunately that’s also probably the feeling many viewers will have after watching T2. The original 1996 movie stood out because of its story about drug addicts, the crazy characters and shocking moments. Is it really necessary to return 20 years later to visit Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) to see where they are in their lives? Continue reading

My Dinner with André (1981) – Review

My Dinner with Andre recensie2017 Blindspot films

My Dinner with André didn’t have to be a film. Except for the opening, the whole movie is set in a restaurant where two men, Wally Shawn (Wallace Shawn) and André Gregory (Andre Gregory), meet each other again after a couple of years and just talk to each other for two hours. The camera hardly moves and the shots of the two men is all there is to it. It’s mainly André talking, who talks about his experiences. What he went through in the forests in Poland, how he was buried alive in England or how he ate sand in the Sahara desert. All moments he’s been through, looking for something, moments which made him think about what it means to be alive. Gregory tells the stories full of conviction and, just like for example Stephen Tobolowsky’s podcasts, you hear what he’s telling but create your own imagery to go along with it. André listens, but doesn’t always go along with Wally’s views and the two discuss their differences. One important question they ask is when can you really say you are living? Continue reading

Tour de Pharmacy (2017) – Review

Recensie Tour de Pharmacy
There are quite a few movies about cycling and the sport is still very popular. But it is a sport with a lot of controversy surrounding it and many sponsors have decided to stop investing in it because of the scandals. Things seem to have improved, but cycling does have an image of substance abuse, which is exactly what this HBO comedy makes fun of. Continue reading

2:22 (2017) – Review

2:22 Review
“A picture is worth a thousand words”, which also is the case with movie posters. When this movie was playing in the cinemas over here I regularly saw the one made for this movie and it’s a bad one. It’s a poster which really doesn’t seel the movie. Firstly the design looks like something made by a fan who cut out the heads of the main characters and after that didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about a font and applying inner and outer shadows in Photoshop. It’s also a very dark poster, which isn’t pleasing to the eyes. The clock shows the same time as the title of the film, but what that means isn’t clear. Basically a poster which doesn’t make you want to see the film, which at least looks a lot better than its promotional material. Continue reading