Le Tout Nouveau Testament (2015) – Review

Review Le Tout Nouveau Testament

Everyone person has moments where they think about their existence. Why are we here, what is our purpose, is there really free will and what will happen after our death? These are all philosophical thoughts, question you can talk very long about, but which we all won’t be able to get a definite answer to. They are the secrets of life, that mysterious thing we can’t grab, no matter how much we would like to be able to. But what would the world look like when you would know how long you would still have to live? Would you make different choices if you knew that you wouldn’t be around in two years? It is one of the few subjects in Le Tout Nouveau Testament. Continue reading

Dredd (2012) – Review

Review Dredd

Dredd was released back in 2012 and, unfortunately, didn’t perform very well at the box office. According to these numbers, in fact, it came in nearly $15 million below its production budget, which is a fairly disastrous outcome in the film industry (or anywhere else for that matter). Because of their numbers, the film that many expected to lead to a franchise more or less fizzled out, despite pretty strong ratings from both viewers and critics. Continue reading

MIB23? 10 Teaser posters for other crossover movies

MIB23

When the Sony-hack happened some documents were found which showed that the company was considering to bring the worlds of Men in Black and 21 Jump Street together. It seemed a crazy idea which would probably never happen, but recently, during CinemaCon, that rumour was confirmed and the title presented: MIB23. It’s a crazy idea, but it’s a movie which might work. If it is a succes, you already know that every big Hollywood studio will start producing its own mashup/crossover movie. Of course they can always use some help, so here are ten teaser posters of such movies. Continue reading

Grandma (2015) – Review

Review Grandma

They say the older the wiser, but if you look at Elle(Lily Tomlin), you might have some doubt. She no longer has any contact with her daughter, just broke up with her girlfriend and only has enough money to take care of her basic needs. She once was a successful writer, but hasn’t published anything in ages. To her surprise her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) suddenly shows up at her doorstep, asking her if she can borrow some money from her. After talking to her she finds out she needs the money to have an abortion, for which she has an appointment later that day. Grandma Elle might not have the money, but she decides to pay a couple of people a visit to make sure she gets the necessary amount. Continue reading

My Filmviews interviews… director Emily Ting

Interview Emily Ting Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong
In this past she was responsible for various shorts (including the great The Distance Between) and a documentary about the family toy business and the relationship with her father. With It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong she has made her feature film debut. I talked to her about this movie, her inspiration, experiences and the challenges of releasing an independent film. Continue reading

It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015) – Review

Review It's already tomorrow in Hong Kong

Meeting new people can sometimes be a challenge as you never know if you can get along with someone in advance. Starting a conversation might be easy, but if are both on different frequencies it might lead to uncomfortable silences. If you do have that connection though you keep talking, time seems to fly and that meetup with a stranger can turn into a friendship or more. If you meet someone abroad while on holiday and you are both not from that country it creates a bond, something which Lost in Translation managed to capture perfectly. Director Emily Ting had an experience like that when had to work in Hong Kong for a while and she has based her first feature film on her experiences there. Continue reading