Krommedijk

Krommedijk

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'It’s all just one film to me. Just different chapters.'
(Robert Altman)

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  • The Age of Adaline

    The Age of Adaline

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I keep coming back to this at last once a year, so I guess it's a favorite now. The Age of Adaline is a magical-realistic fairy tale about Adaline (Lively), a woman who has never aged a day since a serious accident in the 1930's. In 2015 she still looks like 29-year-old, which is becoming more and more uncomfortable, especially when she meets handsome millionaire Ellis (Huisman), which leads to a face of her past.

    The Age of Adaline is…

  • The Rose Garden

    The Rose Garden

    ★★★★

    Winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for The Assault enabled Fons Rademakers to realize his dream project: The Rose Garden, a story about a concentration camp survivor, Aaron Reichenbach (Schell) who recognizes one of his executioners and then knocks him down. Then a court film arises in which he tries to justify his act and explain the why of the abuse by proving, with his lawyer's (Ullmann) help, that the SS man was involved in the murder of…

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  • Black Book

    Black Book

    ★★★★

    Paul Verhoeven grew up during the Second World War in The Hague, which was bombed on 3 March 1945. "I will not be able to release myself from the war," Verhoeven said in 2008 to Elsevier Magazine about the influence of the war on his later life and films, in which violence regularly predominates. "As a child I saw the bombing, dead people lying on the street. These are penetrating memories. That determines your world view. It is therefore no…

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★★★

    Once upon a time when I was fourteen going on fifteen, my dad took me to Antwerp, Belgium. It took us 2.5 hours to get there. We visited Antwerp before. but my mum was always there as well. This time, it was a guy's trip. I hoped we went to visit the Zoo again, but instead we walked to an old cinema with just one room. The cinema is gone by now, but the memory is still alive: it was…