High Rise – Ben Wheatly A Hobessian state of eat-or-be-eaten takes hold of an entire building, resulting in orgies, rape and murder. In this madness some inhabitants seem to finally feel...

A high-brow colorful feel-good ferry tale, that cheers you up. Although I don’t particularly like the genre (half-musical, half-comedy) the film works out pretty well. It has a remarkable ‘lesson’ for...

This year’s Palme d’Or winner, Ken Loach’s ‘I, Daniel Blake’, is a touching film exposing Britain’s bureaucratic machinery as the biggest obstacle for the less fortunate to get ahead with their...

Entertaining film with great actors (Jeff Bridges!) adding a moral dimension to the well-know topic of bank-robbers-on-the-run-for-a-sheriff-on-the-brink-of-retirement’. A must see, not in the least because of the renewed interest in small...

Aangrijpende film over verlies van een kind. Mooi verteld, goed geacteerd. De film pretendeert geen troost of oplossing te bieden. Dat is terecht: het verliezen van je kind verdraagt immers geen...

Funny dialogues, a Jewish family, Hollywood in the 1930’s and love affairs; the ingredients of yet another Woody Allen film. The real achievement is that Allen succeeds in delivering good value for...

Fine thriller about the complexity and moral implications of modern warfare, when fighting terrorist with drone attacks. Eye in the Sky – Gavin Hood (2016) ****

Mooie film over de Parijse filosofielerares Nathalie die het leven neemt zoals het zich aandient. Ze wordt verlaten door haar man, de uitgever stopt met haar boeken en haar moeder overlijdt....

An ambitious film on a great topic and beautiful scenery, but it wants to tell too many stories and depends to a large extent on the charisma and performance of Matthew McConaughey alone....

The High-Rise seems a perfect place: a state of the art building, designed by a God-like architect and with beautiful people inhabiting the modern apartments. Until the balance between the lower...

Inderdaad zo goed als iedereen zegt. Verhoeven heeft een topfilm gemaakt: een spannend, gelaagd verhaal dat je uit balans brengt. En wat is Isabelle Huppert toch een bijzondere vrouw! Elle –...

From the makers of Adam’s Apples  (one of my all time favorites) comes this absurd, funny and fascinating film. An off-setting plot with great actors playing twisted characters: best film of...

Another good example of reality trumping fiction, this odd story about the Puccio family kidnapping rich people for ransom during the chaotic and brutal Videla years in Argentina. The most intriguing...

Tributary to films as Francois Ozon’s “Swimming Pool”, “La Piscine” and even “Lolita”, the film nevertheless fails to reach the same level of intrigue, suspense or sensuality as these famous predecessors....

The plot is straightforward: a female assassin is on a mission to kill a political leader in seventh-century China. Watching this film was, nevertheless, less simple. I really wanted to like...

A tremendous, and yet modest film, on a big subject: child molestation and cover-up within the Boston Catholic Church. Well acted, it also demonstrates the societal importance of brave, investigative journalists...

Weren’t the film based on true events, I wouldn’t have believed its story. How can a man possibly survive this kind of horror and pain? Wilderness at its cruelest. An overwhelming...

Intriguing film (a Netflix original), but one that didn’t fully live up to my expectations. Thought warlord Idris Elba was too much of an attempt at a Captain Kurtz impersonation, whereas...

Great film; a successful adaptation of the book. Its scenario, actors and humor make a strong mix that drives the message home. Immoral behavior spurred by wrong incentives and a lack...

Really interesting documentary film that tells the story of the Israeli security service, Shin Bet, from the perspective of six of its former heads. A revealing insight for me was the...

At times pretty funny, the film is above all an indictment of the mass media, as they,  guided by viewer ratings only, make the return of Hitler possible by giving him...

According to some the best Tarantino ever made. Others find his eight film boring and too long (over 3 hours). I think it’s great entertainment, but also to a high degree...