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  • Identifying Features

    Identifying Features

    ★★★★½

    [Dutch]

    Op 6-10 deze wonderlijke, verbluffende film mogen aanschouwen in KINO. Een verlate en in tweeën gesplitste screening van Roffa Mon Amour; niets meer en niets minder, want een release valt niet te verwachten en Identifying Features was tot nu toe alleen via het MOOOV Film Festival op mijn radar geraakt.

    De film doet qua omgeving en uitgangspunt enerzijds denken aan het meer dramatische en verhalend ingestoken La Jaula de Oro (2013), een indringende debuutfilm over de ellende die kinderen…

  • The Nest

    The Nest

    ★★★★

    The screenplay could have gone horribly wrong in the hands of another writer (-director) - The Nest is rock solid, and Carrie Coon is next level.
    +1 for Samantha's musical taste.

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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★½

    Green Book reinforces the painful myth that it is mainly ignorance that perpetuates racism.

    Ali's role gets a sour taste once it becomes clear that his eclectic snobism only serves to strengthen the film's lingering white saviour-complex.

    Feelgood-cinema for white people like me - and I do not feel like I should deserve that in the context of a theme so loaded & still very alive.
    An Oscar for passivity and short-sightedness.

  • Bitter Moon

    Bitter Moon

    ★★★★½

    This movie's anti-Titanic. The boat doesn't sink and all references to (true) love turn out to be deceiving illusions. I absolutely loved it.