AFW Christmas Gift Guide for Film Lovers

Another day of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar, another gift guide! For this edition we’re diving to the wonderful world of film… Ah, films… besides Merlijn, Ziggy, books and cake I have another great love and that would be films. And thankfully I’m not alone in the film loving club, so if you’re buying…

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,…

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…

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…

“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…

“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…

30 Days Challenge // Day 14 – Declutter Your Life

I never thought of myself as a hoarder. My garage isn’t filled with collectible action figures, my kitchen cabinet isn’t filled with cleaning rags in every thinkable color and my shelves aren’t covered with limited edition Ferbies. I am a much more subtle hoarder and I only realized it when I reached early adulthood. Perhaps…

“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…