In Your Eyes (2014) – Review

Review  In Your Eyes

If there is one thing people are quick to do, is to judge others based on just a little information on them. Even if you don’t have an idea what the other has been through or what the things are they are struggling with. But what would happen if you would literally see the world through their eyes, how would that change you? That’s what this romantic movie is about. Continue reading

Pompeii (2014) – Review

Review Pomeii

After watching the terrible The Legend of Hercules, the disaster movie Pompeii was broadcast the next day. Maybe Hercules had broken me, but I decided to give this one a chance as well, because if you have survived one sand and sandals movie why not watch another one. Even if I had strong doubts about it in advance. Would this be my second bad movie night in a row? Continue reading

The Legend of Hercules (2014) – Review

Review The Legend of Hercules

Each year there are these movies which give you this feeling “it’s probably better to skip this one”. It’s some sort of spidersense you have developed as a movielover and often that sense turns out to be correct. In 2014 the movie Hercules would be released, starring Dwayne Johnson. Not long before that suddenly this movie entered theaters. I don’t know if it was supposed to take some money away from that movie, but The Legend of Hercules looked like a B-movie. So I decided to skip it, but when it recently was shown on TV I decided to give it a chance. I’ve learned a wise lesson from that: Sometimes you just have to watch these type of movies to get a better perspective on the movies which are worth watching. Continue reading

My Filmviews interviews… Saskia Kagchèl – Rotterdam Film Commissioner

Interview Saskia Kagchèl Film Commissioner Rotterdam

Rotterdam is not only interesting for tourist because of its architecture, but the city is also for producers een beautiful place to shoot commercials, tv shows and movies. In order to help Rotterdam has a Film Commissioner, Saskia Kagchèl. I talked to her about what she does exactly for her job, which locations are popular, but also which strange requests she sometimes receives. Continue reading

Deepwater Horizon (2016) – Review

Bespreking Deepwater Horizon

As people we are able to look at complex problems and think of solutions. Because of that we now have technology which allows us to leave the earth, but also to have a device in our hands with which we are able to do more than we would be able to imagine just 20 years ago. It’s also impressive that we are able to build oil rigs, which are essentially very specialised ships, and get them to the middle of the sea and drill a whole in the sea floor in order to get some hidden oil out of the ground. But as is the case with all technology, things can go wrong, sometimes because of the material (just think of various rockets which didn’t manage to reach space), but often also because of human error. The consequences can be disastrous and Deepwater Horizon takes a look at the events which happened in 2010 when this went horribly wrong on this oil platform. Continue reading

808 (2015) – Review

Review 808

808 is a number you might not be familiar with, but if you do something with music chances are that you know what it references, namely the Roland TR-808 drum machine which was released in 1980. It might be an old machine, but the sounds it produces are still used today. When I made music myself I mainly did so on my PC, but I did have a digital version of this machine (in the form of Rebirth, which now is available as an app on your iPad) which I sometimes used. The 808 is a legendary machine that has left its influence and this documentary takes the viewer along on a musical journey to make that clear. Continue reading

Sing (2016) – Review

Review Sing

Ever since debuting their first movie Despicable Me in 2010, Illumination Entertainment has managed to release a financially successful string of movies, including The Lorax, Despicable Me 2, Minions and The Secret Life of Pets. The reviews weren’t as positive though, because after their first movie the Metactric score has never been above 62 points for any of their films, usually because the movie might have fun moments, but lack an emotional depth. The studio isn’t able to measure up to the greats like Pixar and Disney yet. Sing is their latest film and the question is whether this is any good. Continue reading