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Review: Our Shining Days (闪光少女, 2017)

Having watched a scene of the film somewhere on the Internet, I was looking forward to Our Shining Days. It seemed as an entertaining, funny and peculiar film, as the scene that I watched involved an anime-looking girl playing a... Continue Reading →


Review: Monster Hunt 2 (捉妖記 2, 2018)

I was waiting for Monster Hunt 2 with excitement as some of you might know. Two things attracted me to this sequel, the film’s creative story and Tony Leung Chiu-wai. Monster Hunt 2 continues where the first film left. Wuba,... Continue Reading →

Review: Monster Hunt (捉妖記, 2015)

I must admit it, I like Chinese adventure films. So, I was looking forward to watching Monster Hunt. The humour and narration style suit my demands for a relaxed afternoon, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. This film is... Continue Reading →

Review: On Body and Soul (Testről és lélekről, 2017)

Can two persons have the same dream? And can they interact in their dream? Who wouldn’t like to have something like that? An alternative reality in your dreams, a VR where you can do what you want, and be with... Continue Reading →

Review: The Square (2017)

A friend of mine asked me, “So, what do you think?” Silence. I thought about this question for a few minutes and nothing came into my mind. How to describe what we had just watched? Complex, funny, ironic, critical. But,... Continue Reading →

Review: April’s Daughter (Las hijas de Abril, 2017)

|This article first appeared in Humans of Film Amsterdam| This story is beautiful and crazy at the same time. Las hijas de Abril | April’s Daughter sheds light on issues about the rights of a teenage mother, the concept of being... Continue Reading →

Review: Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Call Me by Your Name has been widely acclaimed and critics are still loving it. Now – after having watched the film – I do understand why. The editing pace, camera movement and dialogues make this a beautifully tender and... Continue Reading →

Review: Wonder Wheel (2017)

To be honest, yes, I was excited by knowing that the film Wonder Wheel would come soon in cinemas. I was looking forward to this film since I’ve heard the news. However, Wonder Wheel was not a masterpiece nor a... Continue Reading →

Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

I think I have found a new director to add to my list of favourite filmmakers. Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer presents a dark dilemma surrounded by unconventional but brilliant dialogues. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a... Continue Reading →

Review: Bloodless (2017)

Bloodless made my heartbeat rise and almost made me scared, not because of the story, but because of how adequately it leaded one to the place where the murder happened. Bloodless is a VR-documentary film of 12 minutes based on... Continue Reading →

Report: IDFA – Bloodless (2017)

25 November 2017 | Amsterdam When I arrived at the room the event had already started. I just sat and watched the first of many fragments that would be shown. The first one was the making-of Bloodless – a VR... Continue Reading →

Review: Suburbicon (2017)

When I went to watch Suburbicon I had no idea what it was about - I had not seen or read anything related to the film. At the end, Suburbicon was quite enjoyable, not a masterpiece or a great film,... Continue Reading →

Review: 120 BPM (120 Battements Par Minute, 2017)

During the end credits no one talked, there was no noise, and there was not even a sound. That was the impact the film had on the viewers. Everyone slowly put their coats on and left the screening room. My... Continue Reading →

Review: You Disappear (Du forsvinder, 2017)

|This article first appeared in Humans of Film Amsterdam| You Disappear started by captivating me with a shocking scene and then it moved on to confuse me and amuse me. This film brings to the table issues of mental health... Continue Reading →

Review: Manifesto (2017)

|This article first appeared in Humans of Film Amsterdam| Now that I see the runtime I realise that Manifesto is not that long. Probably it felt long because I was thinking during the whole screening, reflecting on the words spoken... Continue Reading →

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