“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…

Best of 2015 // Films

I confess: I’ve been incredibly sloppy when it comes down to watching films in 2015. There are so many amazing films that have been released and thereby, a lot of films I really, really wanted to see, but simply haven’t. I haven’t seen “The Danish Girl” yet, with a phenomenal performance by Eddie Redmayne and…

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II” (2015)

In 2012, the first installment of “The Hunger Games” franchise was released. Based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel about Katniss Everdeen’s fight against the crooked government of President Snow, the film became almost immediately one of the biggest franchises since the Harry Potter series. Three years, three films and countless deaths later, the franchise comes…

“Spectre” (2015)

I’m not really a true James Bond fan. I’m more a “new” James Bond fan. Ever since Sam Mendes rebooted the franchise in 2006 with “Casino Royale“, I have immensely enjoyed Bond films. Daniel Craig in a suit, truly awesome cars, pretty dresses, explosive action and a tragi-comedic villain – what’s not to love? If…

“Where We Belong” (2015)

Where do I even start? I think I should start 9 months ago, when my little sister Jade started working on her short film “Where We Belong”. She enrolled in a competition by Cavak, a foundation for audiovisual amateur art, where people can pitch their ideas for a short film, in the hope that they…

“Crimson Peak” (2015)

I am not a big fan of horror films. In fact, I am really, really scared of them. I once watched the film “Shelter” (starring Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers) with my Mom and life was never quite the same after. Or watching any film starring either Julianne Moore or Jonathan Rhys Meyers, for…

Film By The Sea 2015 // Award Ceremonies

Our time as the first ever International Student Jury has come to an end, but not before we announced our winning film during not one, but two award ceremonies… // Youth and International Student Jury Award Ceremony On Thursday September 17, both the Youth Jury (for students between the age of 15 and 21, where…

Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 5

The fifth day was our final day of the International Student Jury, with our final film to review, “Da Dog Show”. After having seen eight films in total, we gathered to decide upon our top 3 of films! // Da Dog Show (2015) I cannot say I really liked “Da Dog Show”. The film follows…

Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 4

On the fourth day of our adventure as judges for the International Student Jury, we saw two films that I both actually really liked – which is a first! One of the films was a terrible beauty, with stunning imagery and a deeply emotional story, whereas the other one featured a story that we have…

Film By The Sea 2015 // Day 3

During the day, I am a Liberal Arts & Sciences student, attending classes, making homework, drinking hot chocolate with my best friend and writing for my blog. But at night, I become something else. As boyfriend and I travel towards Vlissingen, either cycling (I am still recovering) or by public transport, I change into my…