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…

Ireland on film

Much later is better than never, right? I think the time to share holiday photos and stories has long expired by now, since we went away in July, but I still wanted to share the film photos I took on our holiday to Ireland and write down some of the places that we visited and…

Hello September!

The first of September does kind of feel like the first of January, doesn’t it? It’s a fresh start,  a new beginning and an opportunity to completely refresh. Perhaps I even like the first of September more, because it means Autumn is almost upon us (hello fluffy blankets, chai tea lattes and cinnamon-scented candles) and…

Down The Rabbit Hole on film

Well, hello there! It’s been a hot minute since I wrote anything other than social media updates for my internship at Cineville or my master thesis and to be honest, I really really missed it. I’ve been wanting to sit down behind my computer and let all the words naturally flow from my fingers unto the…