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

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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 →

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Review: Porco Rosso (紅の豚, 1992)

Who doesn’t love Ghibli films and Hayao Miyazaki’s magical touch? Studio Ghibli’s animations are delightful fairy tales that enchant young and old. In every animation that Miyazaki and Ghibli make, innocence, sweetness and love prevail (Miyazaki also explores other topics... Continue Reading →

Review: I Am Not Madame Bovary (我不是潘金莲 , 2016)

Before I Am Not Madame Bovary (directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Feng Xiaogang), I had never watched a film with Fan Bingbing. To me, she was just an actress with a pretty face who everyone was talking about and wanted... Continue Reading →

Review: Waterboys (2016)

This is not your typical Dutch film, and just in case you thought about it – no, it is not a documentary about The Waterboys (a U.K. folk-rock band that was big in the 1980s). This film is about the... Continue Reading →

Review: My Scientology Movie (2015)

A while ago I watched one of Louis Theroux’s BBC documentaries Louis and the Brothel (2003), and right after that, I found myself looking for more of his hilarious charisma. Lucky me, because he released a new film called My... Continue Reading →

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