Interview with Paul Verhoeven is now published

Paul Verhoeven interviews book

Two years ago I was contacted by the University Press of Mississippi. They were in the process of making a book containing various interviews with Paul Verhoeven. They asked me if I would allow the interview I did with him in 2013 could be included. Of course it’s something I was immediately enthusiastic about, because I think it’s an honour to have something you have done to be included in such a collection. It took quite a while, but since a couple of months the book has been available to buy and I have a copy proudly displayed on my bookshelf. But how did I manage to speak to him? Continue reading

Ron Goossens, Low Budget Stuntman (2017) – Review

Review Ron Goossens Low Budget Stuntman

Dutch directors Steffen Haars and Flip van der Kuil are well-known for their not so subtle humour. Their creations like New Kidz and Bro’s Before Ho’s are filled with crude jokes, but which I did manage to appreciate. I even seen their previous movie several times. As a movie blogger you’d expect I’d be up to date on what movies will be released, but honestly it is something I never look into. So it was a surprise when I saw this title mentioned as playing in the cinema. The title alone was already enough to get me interested and when I saw who directed this I just had to see it. I was ready for it. Continue reading

The Handmaiden (2016) – Review

Review The Handmaiden

When I took my first steps into the world of South Korean cinema a couple of years ago, Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy was one of the first movies I saw. I was deeply impressed, as you can imagine if you’ve seen the film. I watched other movies he made like Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance en I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK and really enjoyed his work. His foray into American cinema was visually beautiful, but the story was a bit too strange for my taste. With The Handmaiden he returns to Korea and manages to impress again. Continue reading

O.J.: Made in America (2016) – Review

Review OJ Made in America

At the end of last year something stood out to me when looking at best of the year lists. Often documentaries aren’t mentioned on those lists, but American critics named this 467-minute documentary often. I wasn’t able to see it when it was shown here during a festival, but luckily it was shown on TV during several nights. After watching The People vs O.J.Simpson, that other series last year about the trial of O.J., I was curious how this would compare. Continue reading

Road to the Well (2016) – Review

Review Road to the Well

The number of movies which reaches the cinema each year is just the tip of the iceberg. The general public usually only wants to see movies with faces they recognise (which is a shame), meaning that everyone which is below the surface often doesn’t get a chance. But the number of movies there waiting to be discovered is enormous and there are many which are worth watching but don’t have the budget to get them noticed. Road to the Well is a title which, in the world of movies, has been made on a very small budget, but shows that you can still can accomplish quite a lot. Continue reading

iBoy (2017) – Review

Recensie iBoy
Mobile phones have become our most loyal partners in life. There is hardly no one or anything else which you interact with as much as with this device. People can’t wait to check out the latest innovations in the field and can’t wait until they are able to order the latest iPhone or the newest flagship of a different brand. It wouldn’t surprise me that if Samsung or Apple would present a phone which you had to connect directly to your body that a lot of people wouldn’t even hesitate to do so. The thriller iBoy shows what such a symbiotic connection could look like. Continue reading