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)…

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…

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…