AFW Book Club // Autumn 2018

Aaah… is there anything better than just to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea when it’s cold and dark outside? My soul is ancient and thus I think there’s nothing better than doing just that on an autumnal day. So I’ve listed the books that I will be reading…

Hello November!

Every time a new month rolls around and I sit down to write these updates, I feel like so much has happened and I have so much to tell. October was a month of transition, not just in the seasonal sense, but also in my life, with my new internship, my pre-master, my MA thesis…

Why The Haunting of Hill House isn’t horror

Horror is a film genre that I notoriously avoid, yet I thought it was a great idea to watch the new Netflix hit series The Haunting of Hill House. I was prepared to have sleepless nights and an irrational fear for basements, but I wasn’t prepared for this.  Even though I appreciate The Exorcist and everything it has done…

5 Halloween films for people who don’t do horror

I love Halloween, yet I don’t do horror – it’s a true debacle. I love myself some creepy stories about ghosts, witches and vampires, but I still can’t watch a horror film without having sleepless nights for at least a week. For some reason I still thought it was a good idea to watch The Haunting…

Director Steven Wouterlood: ‘My films bring out the child in me’

In this series of interviews, in collaboration with VERS, I talk to the future film makers of Cineville about their work and their love for film. For this edition I ate cashews with director Steven Wouterlood and we remember our childhoods and our first times.  As a child, Steven never dreamed about becoming a film director. He…

Favourite Autumn Films

Aaah… autumn. The perfect time to curl up on the couch and watch some autumnal movies. Today I’m listing 7 of my all time favourite autumn movies which I’ll definitely be rewatching this season. For me, these movies are the epitome of everything autumnal:  the colours are warm oranges and deep browns, you can hear…

An ode to Gilmore Girls

Probably everyone who knows me, knows I love the TV show Gilmore Girls with all of my heart, body and soul. For years I have followed the story of young and single mother Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her shy, bookwormish daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel). The two are best friends, sharing everything from blowdryers, pop tarts and…

Hello October!

I used to think I was a summer girl through and through. But now that the season has changed, the days have become shorter and the temperatures have dropped, I find myself loving Autumn. Hello cinnamon-scented candles, hello fluffy blankets, hello Lord of the Rings marathons on the couch! And hello lil’ monthly update on Almost Famous…

Weekend trip to France on film

Okay, I promise that this is the last summer flashback I will share on Almost Famous Writer, but as today is a pretty sunny day, I thought it was the perfect time to share my film photos from a whirlwind weekend trip to the north of France.  The day after my internship at Cineville ended,…

Michiel van Erp about Niemand in de Stad

Michiel van Erp, one the biggest documentary makers from The Netherlands, made his first feature film at the age of 54. We spoke with him about infiltrating frat parties and the search for realism.  Philip is a history student and member of the fraternity of Amsterdam. He has been together with his goody-goody high school…