Films 201602

  1. Sunshine / Danny Boyle / 2007 / **(*)
    A team of international astronauts is sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.
  2. Dissonance / Till Nowak / 2015 / *(*)
    A genius musician lives a lonely life in a surreal, floating world. He plays the piano every day in a gigantic concert hall, but there is nobody to listen. One day his animated world collapses and reality breaks out. The film seamlessly transforms from an animation into a live action drama, reflecting the journey from his psychotic mind into the real world. He only has one wish: To play for his daughter, which he is not allowed to visit.
  3. Alex of Venice / Chris Messina / 2014 / **
    A workaholic attorney is forced to reinvent her life after her husband suddenly leaves.
    Mooie rol voor Mary Elizabeth Winstead in dit debuut van Chris Messina.
  4. Silver Linings Playbook / David O. Russell / 2012 / ***
    After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
    Verrassing van de maand, met zeer mooie prestaties voor Jennifer Lawrence en Bradley Cooper –zelfs Robert De Niro viel een beetje mee.
  5. Playing with Dolls / Rene Perez / 2015 / **(*)
    A serial killer is purposely released from an asylum for the criminally insane so that he can continue his rampage.
    Veel beter dan de score op IMDB liet uitschijnen. Vooral de fotografie is opmerkelijk goed, en er zit ook geen preuts gezever tussen. De synopsis is echter weinig relevant –dit ding is een slasher, vol bijeengesprokkelde clichés, maar zo onderhoudend!
  6. Lazer Team / Matt Hullum / 2015 / **
    Four losers are thrust into the position of saving the world when they stumble upon a UFO crash site and become genetically equipped to the battle suit on board.
  7. Steve Jobs / Danny Boyle / 2015 / ***
    Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
    Danny Boyle levert een biografie af, die in ijltempo vooruit gaat. Michael Fassbender overtuigt (alweer!), net zoals Kate Winslet. Zelfs bekijkbaar al u niet in Apple of Jobs bent geïnteresseerd.
  8. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine / Alex Gibney / 2015 / *(*)
    A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.
    Welk een contrast, deze veeleer saaie blik op diezelfde Jobs.
  9. The Walk / Robert Zemeckis / 2015 / *(*)
    In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.
    Er was echt geen nood aan deze bijzonder karikaturale portrettering van Philippe Petit. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is een goed acteur, maar dat Frans accent was echt niet nodig. Bekijk alstublieft gewoon Man on Wire.
  10. Misconduct / Shintaro Shimosawa / 2016 / *
    When an ambitious young lawyer takes on a big case against a powerful and ruthless executive of a large pharmaceutical company, he soon finds himself involved in a case of blackmail and corruption.
  11. Cabin Fever / Eli Roth / 2002 / *
    A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
  12. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever / Ti West / 2009 / 0
    A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.
  13. Cabin Fever / Travis Zariwny / 2016 / *
    A group of five friends are terrorised at their getaway cabin. A remake of the 2002 film, ‘Cabin Fever’.
  14. Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero / Kaare Andrews / 2014 / (*)
    When a group of friends enjoying a bachelor cruise in the Caribbean stumble upon a research facility on a remote island, a deadly virus is unleashed. The group must find a way to survive before the flesh eating virus consumes them all.
  15. Match Point / Woody Allen / 2005 / ***
    At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
    De parallellen met Irrational Man zijn niet uit de lucht gegrepen.
  16. Room / Lenny Abrahamson / 2015 / **(*)
    After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.
    Niet onverdienstelijk, maar minder goed dan de hype zou laten vermoeden. De moeite waard, dat wel, en Brie Larson heeft ongetwijfeld haar oscar verdiend. Ik ga binnenkort eens naar 3096 Days kijken, waarin Antonia Campbell-Hughes de rol van Natascha Kampusch op zich neemt.
  17. The Big Short / Adam McKay / 2015 / **
    Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
  18. Spotlight / Tom McCarthy / 2015 / **
    The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
    Boeiend, maar ook niet meer. Bekijk eerst All The President’s Men, over Watergate.

0 te vermijden / * slecht, maar bekijkbaar / ** goed / *** zeer goed / **** fantastisch (meer uitleg bij de quotering)

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