My Filmviews

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The Monday Question: Amazon!

The Monday Question

At the end of last week there was a rumour that Amazon will be introducing a service comparable to what Spotify currently does with music for people who don’t subscribe: You’ll be able to watch movies for free, but supported by ads. They would do this in order to lure people away from Netflix towards their own service, Amazon Prime. I think it is a very interesting development, which potentially could attract a whole lot of people. Watching a couple of ads when watching a movie is something people are already accustomed to when watching them on television, so they will probably won’t mind here either.

What are your thoughts about this rumour?

Places: The house of Jack Woltz

It’s been a while since I started a new feature, but a week of vacation gave me a lot of new ideas of which this is one: Places. In this new feature (don’t know how regular it will be yet) I will look at a specific place out of the movies and give some background on it. I got the idea while revisiting The Godfather and when I saw the house of movie producer Jack Woltz in that movie I wanted to know more of the house, so that’s how the idea was born. So let’s take a look at the house. Continue reading

Rob the Mob (2014)

Review Rob the Mob

Sometimes it is hard to imagine how some strange stories have actually happened. Rob the Mob is a good example of that. Every normal person wouldn’t even think about sticking up members of the mob, but that is exactly the plan which Tommy Uva (Michael Pitt) thinks up in order to get money. He wants to execute it together with his girlfriend Rosie (Nina Arianda). Continue reading

Nas: Time is Illmatic (2014)

Review Nas: Time is Illmatic

If you were to ask 50 hiphop fans about their favorite classic albums, chances will be that you’ll hear Illmatic by Nas named quite a few times. When the album was released it stood out. Nas succeeded in using his words to capture life in his neighbourhood in such a way that the listener got pulled into his world. His poetry, combined with strong beats from various producers including DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Q-Tip and Large Professor has resulted in an album which has gained the “classic” status. 20 years after its release, the documentary Time is Illmatic takes a look back on the album and the man behind it. Continue reading

Coherence (2013)

Review Coherence

I’ve always had a big preference for movies which make you think. To make it even more specific, movies which play with what reality is or in which things can’t be explained easily. Movies like Donnie Darko, Primer, Upstream Color or Under the Skin are great examples of that. It is also the reason why Mr.Nobody is still in my all time top 3 movies. Coherence is a movie which starts out normal, but quickly turns into a fascinating mystery. Continue reading

The Monday Question: Split!

The Monday Question

During the last couple of years the studio has slowly introduced something to the cinema which we previously only saw happening on television: splitting up movies into smaller parts. Every year there seem to be a couple of movies which do not tell their complete story, but leave their audiences with questions and a cliffhanger. Upcoming movies that are an example of this are of course the third instalment in The Hobbit series, the next chapter in the Hunger Games story (itself broken up into two movies). In the past we have seen this as well, for example Kill Bill (vol.1 and 2), the final movie in the Harry Potter series or Lord of the Rings. It is a trend I have mixed feelings about. Yes, it allows more time to develop story and characters, but is that a good idea if this means waiting (sometimes) a year before you can finish something? I’d prefer these two parts to come out simultaneously, allowing the viewer to choose if they “binge watch” them, but it is something we have not seen happen yet.

What are your thoughts about movie being split in separate films?