Rakka (2017) – Short film review

Review Rakka

In 2009 director Neill Blomkamp managed to impress the world with his District 9. With an estimated budget of “only” 30 million he managed to make a science fiction film with lots of special effects, which got Hollywood interested. The next two movies he made, Elysium and Chappie (both of which I enjoyed) generally weren’t received as positvely. A while ago Blomkamp announced he would be starting Oats Studios, with which he’ll make short experimental films. The first one is the alien invasion short Rakka, which is available through YouTube. Continue reading

Loveless (2017) – Review

loveless review

Yesterday the 17th edition of the PAC-festival took place at one of the biggest cinema chains in the Netherlands. It’s an event I always enjoy visiting as the atmosphere is fun (usually running into some other movie bloggers), movies are shown which won’t be released for a couple of months and usually there are at least two or three titles which are awesome. This time the festival opened with the Russian movie Loveless. Continue reading

Wonder Woman (2017) – Review

Recensie Wonder Woman

While Marvel Studios keeps making record-breaking movies with their superhero movies, their biggest competitor (DC) can’t seem to hit the same highs. After Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy their titles have almost all received negative scores on Rotten Tomatoes and their attempt at creating their own DC Cinematic Universe seem to fail. Although Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) appeared in Batman v Superman, it was time to show her origin story. Is this the movie with which DC finally succeeds in creating something which is generally loved? Continue reading

War Machine (2017) – Review

Review War Machine

In general the shows which Netflix releases are of high quality and often can’t be missed. Unfortunately that isn’t the case for the movies the company has released under its name (with an occasional exception). War Machine looks like an interesting film, with Brad Pitt starring and it’s directed by David Michôd who previously was responsible for the great Animal Kingdom. The movie also has a number of surprising cameos from famous actors and actresses. Is this great Netflix movie? Continue reading

Free Fire (2017) – Review

Recensie Free Fire

Walking into a cinema screening without knowing anything is a great experience. It makes sure you don’t have any expectations to what you are about to see. You are purely reacting to the thing which is presented to you and it’s not always easy to predict the direction the story will go. That’s the case for me with Free Fire. The poster wasn’t very special, but the reason why I wanted to see it were the names of the actors: Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Brie Larson. I had no idea that the film was directed by Ben Wheatley (High Rise, Sightseers, Kill List). Was this movie a pleasant surprise to me? Continue reading