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

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Review: A Woman’s Life (Une Vie (, 2016)

|This article first appeared in Humans of Film Amsterdam| A profound film about a young woman’s journey into an unideal adulthood. Her journey is a passionate heartbreak that is filled with hope and naivety. Une Vie is a timeless story... Continue Reading →

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Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Bonjour! Good day! How is the film...? If you have ever watched the animation of Beauty and the Beast (1991), you’ve probably read these first words singing the melody of the film. After watching the live-action remake of Beauty and... Continue Reading →

Review: Passengers (2016)

When you have two of the most popular young actors of this time in one film, you expect that it will be great. Unfortunately, for Passengers this didn’t work out well. The film could be seen as a mix between... Continue Reading →

Review: Café Society (2016)

After less celebrated films such as Magic in the Moonlight (2014) and Irrational Man (2015), Woody Allen surprises us with a quirky love triangle story that shows us that he still has some tricks up his sleeve. Café Society is... Continue Reading →

Review: Julieta (2016)

If you love Almodóvar’s films this one will be less explicit and twisted than others, but, nevertheless, a wonderful melodramatic oeuvre d’art that explores the complex lives of ordinary people. The film is based on three short stories from Alice... Continue Reading →

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