Oscar buzz, rebellious birds and billboards, and film stars

It’s award season and it’s buzzing with rumors, nominations and wins. The past few weeks I was able to get my ass to the cinema (despite this super-crazy-important deadline of my master thesis proposal looming over my head) and I got to see some great films. Even though the second month of the year has…

Cinema Club // December 2017

When it’s freezing cold outside, what better way to spend your time than to bundle up in those warm, comfortable cinema seats? Exactly, to bundle up on those warm comfortable cinema seats with a huge bucket of popcorn in one hand and a refreshing Coke in the other. In this month’s Cinema Club there’s two…

Cinema Club // October 2017

We’re already halfway through October, which means it’s time for another fall-themed Cinema Club. The last few weeks I visited the Camera Japan festival, watched a much talked about Netflix documentary and went to see one of the most beautiful films of the year. // Neko Atsume House Based on the popular smartphone game, Japanse…

Cinema Club // September 2017

During the past couple of weeks I did something I never thought I would do: I went to see a horror movie and I actually┬áreally liked it. I also revived my love for costume dramas, travelled to outer space and laughed at British film actors pronouncing Dutch names in this month’s Cinema Club. // Valerian…

Cinema Club // August 2017

These couple of weeks are full of trips for me, and for some not quite inexplicable reason, trips are always filled with trips to the cinema. This month’s cinema club includes the best action-packed blockbuster of this Summer, “Atomic Blonde” (2017), an informative and heartwarming documentary about cats, “Kedi” (2016), and Christopher Nolan’s new masterpiece…

Cinema Club // July 2017

With moving to a new city comes a period of discovery: how to get to the supermarket, how to work public transport without ending up on the other side of town, where to eat the best cake and, perhaps most importantly, where to go the cinema. Luckily for me, Rotterdam has multiple cinemas scattered all…

“The Danish Girl” (2015) // Film Review

Ever since the Oscar nominations were made public, one question circled around the internet: will Eddie Redmayne win an Academy Award for Best Actor twice in a row? Last year, he won the prestigious golden statue for his portrayal of scientist Stephen Hawkins, a phenomenal performance for which Redmayne deservedly won the Oscar. With his…

“Brooklyn” (2015) // Film Review

Last week the Oscar nominations were made public and the Internet had a LOT to say about them. First of all, will Leonardo DiCaprio finally win his Oscar? And secondly, why are nearly all nominees white? A lot has been said, even more has been wondered, but the real question is: who will win those…

15 Must-See Films // 2016

Wow! So many films planned for release in 2016 – it was almost impossible to pick my favorites! That’s why I listed 15 (!) of the films that I simply have to see this year. Scroll down to get an overview of the must-see films of 2016! // X-Men: Apocalypse Release date: May 27, 2016…

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015) // Film Review

The internet literally broke when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was released a couple of weeks ago. Fans who had to wait 32 years (!) for a new Star Wars film went crazy, while others reacted to actress Carrie Fisher’s confession that she was asked to lose 30 pounds before returning as princess Leia. Before…