My Filmviews

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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

Hamlet’s Ghost (2014)

Review Hamlet's Ghost

Throught he years the time travel genre has given us quite a lot exciting movies. Most will probably think of Back to the Future series first, but movies like Timecrimes, Primer, Looper, The Time Machine and Donnie Darko are just a few examples which are also worth checking out. It is one of my favorite genres and when director Walker Haynes asked me if I wanted to check out his time travel movie Hamlet’s Ghost I didn’t hesitate for a moment. Continue reading

Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

Review Escape from Planet Earth

According to IMDB 2013 has produced a total of 179 animated movies. Included in that number are titles like Frozen, Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and The Croods. These are all movie I’ve seen, but with such a huge number it happens that I’ll miss some. Escape from Planet Earth was one of them and was available on Netflix (and other formats). So an easy way to check it out and see if I missed out on something. Continue reading

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Review How to train your dragon 2

The first How To Train Your Dragon was, for many unexpectedly, a very well made movie which also got a lot of praise for its use of 3D. Some people even visited the cinema several times because they knew they would not be able to experience it the same way they do in this. I only watched the first movie once but also really enjoyed it. Except knowing that in the original a small town learned to live with dragons I forgot almost everything else about it before watching this one. I did wonder how Dreamworks would be able to go further with the story. Continue reading

The Time Machine (1960)

Review The Time Machine

The Time Machine by Jules Verne might be one of the best known time travel stories there is. It has been turned into a movie several times as well. I remember seeing the 2002 version, which didn’t impress me and was wondering if this older version might be a bit better. Just like the subject of its story, the movie itself is a journey back in time. A time in which movies were made in a very different way compared to how its done today. Continue reading

The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)

Review The Trials of Cate McCall

Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) is going through tough times. As a lawyer she is running the risk of losing her job and as a mother there is the threat of no longer being able to see her daughter. She is struggling to get away from an alcohol addiction and to save her job she is forced to take a case she doesn’t have any expertise about. Her job is to try to get a woman out of jail who has been convicted for murder but who tells her she is innocent. When she starts investigating the case she finds out there are details about the case which don’t seem to add up and that she is running a big risk herself by looking into them. Continue reading