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 ***** amazing  **** loved it *** nice  ** disappointing * waste of time Carol – Todd Haynes *** Son of Saul – László Nemes **** Meru – Jimmy Chin **** The...

A lesbian love affair with complicated consequences, set in the US of the fifties. Beautiful images, an absolutely splendid Cate Blanchett, but the film failed to impress me as much as...

A beautiful and very touching movie about a member of a Sonderkommando (Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis in processing the remains of the doomed) in Auschwitz. The protagonist, Saul,...

Every year I look forward to IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. From the five documentaries my friend Bart and I saw this year ‘Meru‘ and ‘Fog of Srebrenica’ stood out....

The latest Bond is beautifully filmed, loaded with action: over the top entertainment – but lacks the subtlety and surprise of Skyfall.

A rich and impressive film about friendship, growing older, family and yes…life; both humorous and philosophical, it’s a visual wonder (as may be expected from Sorrentino) with great actors (notably the...

Pixar and Disney worked together to create this highly entertaining animation film about the little voices in our head, that is at its strongest when asking philosophical questions about emotions and...

Since I saw him excel in Steve McQueen’s “Hunger”, I go to see every new Michael Fassbender movie. Slow West is certainly not his best, but it’s good entertainment: a combination...

Being familiar with his story, Alan Turing’s achievement didn’t come as a surprise to me. One of the film’s merits is that it succeeds in getting across the enormity of the...

Cruel and beautiful, Whiplash stands for the search for excellence, the extreme way – pushing people into the abyss hoping they will emerge from it as a once in a lifetime...

Troubled young woman walks a thousand miles through the American wilderness to find herself. That’s about it.

Despite some overacting and a cliched character or two, an entertaining film with a surprising plot – quintessential Woody Allen.