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The Wind Rises (2013)

Review The Wind Rises

When it comes to the field of animation Hayao Miyazaki is a living legend. He co-founded Studio Ghibli, an animation studio known for its high quality animated films, including My Neighbour Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away. Miyazaki has been working in the industry for more than 60 years and thus it was inevitable for him to announce his retirement. Before he did do that though he has worked on his The Wind Rises, which will be his last movie. Continue reading

Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (2013)

Review Double Play

When you compare directors James Benning and Richard Linklater don’t seem to have a lot in common. Altough they both work in the movie industry, they both do that in completely different ways. Benning is relatively unknown and experiments a lot with film. The last couple of years he has focussed in films without a story, inspired by the silent movies and wants emulate that feeling. He shows a landscape without actually doing anything else, having the viewer focus on the nature and nothing else. He thinks people do that way too little.

Richard Linklater on the other hand is well-known, of course of his recent movie Boyhood, but also his “Before” trilogy (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset en Before Midnight) and movies like Bernie, Dazed and Confused, Slacker and A Scanner Darkly. In this documentary these two men meet and talk about making movies and the way they feel about film in general. Continue reading

Fury (2014)

review Fury

War is hell and for Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier (Brad Pitt), Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan (Shia LaBeouf), Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia (Michael Peña) and Grady ‘Coon-Ass’ Travis (Jon Bernthal) that hell comes in the form of a tank they have named “Fury”. The group has been working together for a while, with Wardaddy taking the lead, and they have lived through many horrible situations. The American tanks are weak compared to the German ones and they have witnessed fellow crews finding their death. Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) has never fought before, has been trained to speed type and has never seen the inside of the tank. Still he is assigned to join these men on the Fury, who aren’t too happy with that. Norman quickly finds out what war is about as the American troups slowly move further into Germany. Continue reading

Secret Window (2004)

Review Secret Window

The work of writer Stephen King has been a great source for various series and movies. I can remember watching them when I was young (for example It and Christine). The most famous movie based on his work is probably The Shining (which King actually doesn’t like). Another movie I strongly remember is The Mist, mainly for its haunting ending. The mysterious and supernatural atmosphere of the movies is something I’m always able to enjoy. Secret Window is also a “Stephen King film” I’ve know about for years, but hadn’t come around to watching. Continue reading

Nas: Time is Illmatic (2014)

Review Nas: Time is Illmatic

If you were to ask 50 hiphop fans about their favorite classic albums, chances will be that you’ll hear Illmatic by Nas named quite a few times. When the album was released it stood out. Nas succeeded in using his words to capture life in his neighbourhood in such a way that the listener got pulled into his world. His poetry, combined with strong beats from various producers including DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Q-Tip and Large Professor has resulted in an album which has gained the “classic” status. 20 years after its release, the documentary Time is Illmatic takes a look back on the album and the man behind it. Continue reading

Print the Legend (2014)

Review Print the Legend

Thanks to the rapid development in the field of computing the last 40 years have meant that a lot of new industries have come into being. Without it cellphones as we know them now wouldn’t have been possible. Hardware keeps getting faster and cheaper and leads to new products. The 3D printer for the home, which allows you to print products based on a 3D based computer model is one of those new product. Print the Legend takes a look at this part of the tech industry, including its most important players and what the future can possibly bring. Continue reading