Cinema Club // September 2019

From Dirty Dancing to La portrait de la jeune fille en feu, let’s discuss the movies I’ve seen in September in this freshly squeezed cinema club. Now that the days are getting shorter and the nights colder, it’s the perfect time to either brave the rain outside and seek shelter in the movie theaters or…

Dumbo (2019) // Film Review

★★★★ Visionary director Tim Burton has really made the animated Disney classic his own, which results in a dark, whimsical and heartfelt story. We’re living in the day and age where every Disney movie appears to get a live action remake. In the increasingly long list of remakes, including Cinderella (2015), The Jungle Book (2016)…

Let’s talk about the Oscars 2019

Let’s look back on the 91st Academy Award show with my five favourite moments, from Olivia Colman’s acceptance speech to Glenn Close being Glenn Close. It’s the day after Hollywood’s biggest event and the world is still buzzing. From the best dressed on the red carpet to the juiciest stories from the after parties: everyone…

My Oscars 2019 predictions

Let’s dive into the Oscar-themed crystal ball and try to figure out who should be preparing their acceptance speeches for tonight. Happy Oscars Day! Today, on February 24th 2019, the Academy Awards show will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and on television screens worldwide. Every year I like to follow the…

IFFR 2019: What to watch

It’s that time of year again: IFFR 2019 is here! Today I’m sharing my five picks for the film festival. Tonight marks the official start of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), which takes place in cinemas and theaters all throughout the city. During these upcoming 12 days, Rotterdam becomes a cinematic hub filled with…

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…

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…