Pandora (2016) – Review

Review Pandora

What’s the reason we love watching disaster movies so much? It’s an interesting question, because so many awful things happen to the characters in these movies and still we “enjoy” watching that. But when you take a closer look at the genre you realise that even though the disasters are an essential part, the thing we care most about is the human story, the focus on a small group of people, who despite the horror around them do everything in their might to survive or are willing to offer their lives so others can make it. Survival is part of our DNA and maybe that’s the reason we care so much for the characters. Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 review
There are characters on the silver screen you love to spend time with and which you look forward to returning. Of course baby Groot is one of them, but so is the rest of the crew in Guardians. A group which was forced together through circumstances and which managed to win the hearts of movie audiences. With its humour, nostalgia for the eighties, strong soundtrack and lots of action that wasn’t a surprise. All those ingredients are present as well for this sequel. So if you have seen the original you probably won’t even hesitate going to the cinema to find out what adventures await the guardians this time. Continue reading

Kong: Skull Island (2017) – Review

Recensie Kong Skull Island

To me the original 1933 King Kong remains the ultimate King Kong movie, one which was way ahead of its time. Despite its age and many other films which has depicted this prehistoric monster it is still great to watch. When watching monster movies you can only hope for characters to survive, because there realistically isn’t anything which can stop them. That’s also the case for the creatures in Kong: Skull Island (which you could call the real “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) Continue reading

Tower (2016) – Review

Recensie Tower

Although documentaries are about everyday life, this doesn’t have to mean that they have to be realistic in the way they are presented. Waltz with Bashir was one which was mainly animated, allowing it show surrealistic imagery. For the shocking events that took place at the university of Austin, Texas Tower also chooses to use animation, which results in a very special film. Continue reading

Off the Rails (2016) – Review

Review Off the Rails

Darius McCollum is a man with a passion. Of course being passionate about something is beautiful. It means that there is something which moves you so strongly that you can lose yourself in it, love spending time on it and possibly even enhance your life. That is partly the case for Darius. His life is all about subways and public transport in New York. As a kid he spent a lot of time hanging around the stations and talking to employees. He helped them, rode along with them and after a while gained so much knowledge that one of the subwaydrivers let him control the subway train. It even went as far as him being allowed to ride one all by himself when he was 15. Unfortunately someone spotted him alone and he was arrested. It didn’t stop there though. He felt a strong urge to ride the trains. His applied for a job but was denied, so he found other ways to still do what he wanted. He decided to just take subway trains or busses from the yards and just follow their normal routes, picking up passengers. He’s been arrested for that 32 times and Darius is 50 now. He has spent half of his life behind bars because of his obsessive behaviour. Continue reading

American Honey (2016) – Review

Recensie American Honey

When you consider the way road movies work, they seem very simple: One person or a group of people travel from point A to point B and on their way encounter things. A good road movie however is much more, characters gain new insights and learn more about themselves because they are facing situations they haven’t encountered before. You got consider these type of movies to be extremely concentrated version of life, where it isn’t about the destination, but the journey itself. Continue reading

Imperial Dreams (2014) – Review

Review Imperial Dreams

That it’s hard to grow up in a poor neighbourhood is something which we’ve seen in many movies throughout the years. The recent Oscar winner Moonlight is a good example of this, but usually these type of films have the same storylines. Because of that you can usually see what’s going to happen from a mile away. Is this Netflix-exclusive an exception? Continue reading