En toen was hte filmfestival, en gingen we nog eens een paar films bekijken. Een paar was in dit geval 23, maar daar treuren we niet om. Ik lijst ze hieronder nog eens op, alle besprekingen zijn onder één link gegroepeerd, mocht u daarin geïnteresseerd zijn.
Een paar filmen bleven bovendrijven, en ook na een week of twee-drie kan ik mij volgende films goed voor de geest halen (en ik zou zelfs een tweede keer durven gaan kijken): The Spectacular Now; Avant l’hiver; All Is Lost; Leones; Shirley: Visions of Reality; en Blue Ruin. Daarnaast kan ik u ook nog deze aanraden: Starlet; La chair de ma chair; Casse-tête chinois; What Maisie Knew; en Inside Llewyn Davis.
Hopla. U weet weer wat gedaan.
- Larry Crowne / Tom Hanks / 2011
After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college.
Deze genrefilm gaat exact over wat u verwacht, met weinig verrassingen dus.
- White House Down / Roland Emmerich / 2013
While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.
Een doorslagje van die andere Witte-Huisfilm, Olympus has Fallen.
- Man of Steel / Zack Snyder / 2013
A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.
Mooie reboot (of hoe u het ook wilt noemen) van het Supermanverhaal.
- The Last Templar / Paolo Barzman / 2009
An adaptation of Raymond Khoury’s novel about a New York archaeologist researching the lost secrets of the medieval Knights Templar.
Ghoh. Ik had dat boek ooit gelezen, en toen al afgedaan als een filmscript. En ziet!
- The Spectacular Now / James Ponsoldt / 2013
A hard-partying high school senior’s philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical “nice girl.”
- Avant l’hiver / Philippe Claudel / 2013
Lucie presumes that her husband Paul – an older neurosurgeon – has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.
- All Is Lost / J.C. Chandor / 2013
After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
- The Canyons / Paul Schrader / 2013
When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.
- Leones / Jazmín López / 2012
- Starlet / Sean Baker / 2012
An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie’s yard sale.
- La chair de ma chair / Denis Dercourt / 2013
- Casse-tête chinois / Cédric Klapisch / 2013
A 40-year-old father of two, still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can’t bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
- What Maisie Knew / Scott McGehee & David Siegel / 2012
In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents’ bitter custody battle.
- Inside Llewyn Davis / Ethan Coen & Joel Coen / 2013
A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
- Kelly + Victor / Kieran Evans / 2012
Kelly and Victor meet at a nightclub and start a sexual relationship, the excitement of which removes them from the dull ordinariness of their lives.
- Don Jon / Joseph Gordon-Levitt / 2013
A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.
- Zum Geburtstag / Denis Dercourt / 2013
Former East Germany in the early 1980s. Paul tricked Georg into handing over his girlfriend Anna to him. But the pact they made stipulated that Georg can have her back when he wishes. Years pass. Anna and Paul are successful, married, with two children. Then Georg appears and he has not forgotten the pact.
- Lovelace / Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman / 2013
The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
- Kill Your Darlings / John Krokidas / 2013
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
- Shirley: Visions of Reality / Gustav Deutsch / 2013
- Blood Ties / Guillaume Canet / 2013
Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
- Our Nixon / Penny Lane / 2013
Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon’s closest aides – and convicted Watergate conspirators – offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency.
- Blue Ruin / Jeremy Saulnier / 2013
A mysterious outsider’s quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
- Parkland / Peter Landesman / 2013
A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
- Carrie / Kimberly Peirce / 2013
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
- Viola / Matías Piñeiro / 2012
A group of actresses performing in a production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” get caught up in a web of romantic intrigue and revelation.
- A Teacher / Hannah Fidell / 2013
A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end.
(films vorige maand)