Surrounded by Films

Films I watch, films I review – with special focus on 'World Cinema'.


November 2016

Review: Before the Flood (2016)

Think green, act green. How? Just watch the film directed by Fisher Stevens, co-produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. In this insightful documentary, the actor and appointed United Nations representative on climate change, shows us an overview of one of... Continue Reading →


Review: The Red Turtle (2016)

Describing this film without giving it away, it's a hard task, but here it goes. This astonishing animation is the work of Dutch filmmaker Michaël Dudok De Wit, who has won several awards and an Oscar for best short film... Continue Reading →

Review: Doctor Strange (2016)

Adapted from the comic book of the same name, Doctor Strange (dir. Scott Derrickson) is an entertaining classic super hero story with a Marvel touch and surreal visual effects. It all starts with the smart and arrogant Dr. Stephen Strange... Continue Reading →

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