Abstract: The Art of Design (2017) – Review

Review Abstract the art of design Netflix

If you look around you almost everything you see has been designed by someone. The clothes you wear, the stuff you have in your house, but also everything you see in the street you live on. We might not think about it every day, but someone has thought about each detail. Abstract: The Art of Design, a documentary series which is available through Netflix is all about this subject. Continue reading

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) – Review

Recensie The Lego Batman movie

The first Lego movie was to many a very pleasant surprise. Its title song “Everything is awesome” dug a way into your skull and remained there for days. The movie itself was filled with humour, unexpected cameos and an original story. Based on that everyone was looking forward to a sequel, which has come into the form of The Lego Batman movie, in which the superhero (who also had a part in the previous Lego movie) is the center of attention. Although we haven’t had a shortage of movies starring Batman the last couple of years, not all of them were good (Batman v Superman anyone?). Do the Lego bricks manage to charm again? Continue reading

John Wick 2 (2017) – Review

Review John Wick 2

The original John Wick was an entertaining and surprising, action-filled revengefilm which introduced its viewers into the world of assassins and on of the most professional and notorious ones, played by Keanu Reeves. It was an unexpected hit and it was only a matter of time before a sequel would be released. Does director Chad Stahelski manage to deliver another great action film? Continue reading

Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016) – Review

Review Bodyguards Secret Lives from the Watchtower

There are different forms of being a celebrity. Of course there are the actors and musicians, where being famous automatically means more popularity (and money), but als politicians get a lot of attention, especially when you have a different point of view. With fame also because negative consequences, like your safety. When people know you they want to get into contact with you, which often is friendly, but there are always a couple of people who want to hurt others. For them security is a necessity and this documentary looks at the world of bodyguards, both in entertainment, politics and the criminal underworld. Continue reading

Passengers (2016) – Review

Recensie Passengers

Before this movie came out the hype train was running at top speed. Everyone I knew couldn’t wait to see it, probably because both Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence have been in some great movies the last couple of years. Add a little bit of science fiction to it and show a nice trailer and most people were sold on the concept. I let that train pass me by, so it took a while before I decided to give it a chance. I should have waited longer as this movie really was disappointing. Continue reading

24X36 – A Movie About Movie Posters – Review

Review 24X36- A Movie About Movie Posters

Last year I organised a Filmblog Get Together event for Dutch movie bloggers and I’m planning to do a second one this year. I’ll be renting a cinema as a meeting place and of course with such a location watching a movie needs to be part of the program. But which movie will I show this year. Last year I happened to read about It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong over at Flixchatter. It turned out to be a movie I loved and it was the perfect choice for the event. Most bloggers shared that opinion, but that also leads to expectations for this year. Which surprise will I bring this time? I kind of feel like a musician who has released a successful first album and who has to at least meet expectations. It makes you even more critical. A while ago I read about this documentary and I decided to contact the director, who was helpful in getting me to talk to the right people. A movie with this subject sounded like the perfect film to show to a cinema filled with cinephiles. But was it was I was looking for? Continue reading

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) – Review

Review Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Harry Potter franchise was (and of course still is) a very successful range of books and movies. I once started watching the films, but I’ll have to admit that I eventually stopped watching. After a couple of them I simply lost interest and I never returned. I didn’t know J.K. Rowling kept writing books and was involved in expanding the universe which in the end has resulted in this film, the start of a new franchise. It wasn’t a movie I had any feelings about, but which I decided to give a chance. Continue reading