Films 201608-10

Het is gewoon een lijst, een opsomming. Met The Neon Demon van Nicolas Winding Refn als grote aanrader. Sommigen zullen hem ongetwijfeld arty-farty vinden, maar dit is een fantastisch stukje bevreemdende film.

  1. Warcraft / Duncan Jones / 2016 / *(*)
    As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.
  2. Captain America: Civil War / Anthony Russo, Joe Russo / 2016 / ***
    Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
  3. Bastille Day / James Watkins / 2016 / *(*)
    A young con artist and former CIA agent embark on an anti-terrorist mission in France.
  4. Now You See Me 2 / Jon M. Chu / 2016 / **
    The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.
  5. Marauders / Steven C. Miller / 2016 / *
    When a bank is hit by a brutal heist, all evidence points to the owner and his high-powered clients. But as a group of FBI agents dig deeper into the case – and the deadly heists continue – it becomes clear that a larger conspiracy is at play.
  6. The Mechanic / Simon West / 2011 / **
    Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.
  7. The Legend of Tarzan / David Yates / 2016 / **
    Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
  8. X-Men: Apocalypse / Bryan Singer / 2016 / ***
    After the re-emergence of the world’s first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
  9. Allegiant / Robert Schwentke / 2016 / *
    After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.
  10. Blood Father / Jean-François Richet / 2016 / *(*)
    An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
  11. Miles Ahead / Don Cheadle / 2015 / *(*)
    An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
  12. The Intervention / Clea DuVall / 2016 / *(*)
    A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.
  13. Breaking Away / Peter Yates / 1979 / ***
    A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.
  14. Swiss Army Man / Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert / 2016 / *(*)
    A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
  15. Stripped / Mark LaFleur, J.M.R. Luna / 2013 / *
    Four friends head to Vegas for a 21st birthday in hopes of finding adventure, debauchery and memories that will last them a lifetime. Cameron, the scandalous one of the group decides to record the whole trip, determined to not forget the fiasco . A girlfriend of theirs begs for a ride, convincing them she will disappear as soon as they arrive. When they get to Vegas the guys devise an amazing plan for the night. Things take a turn for the worst when they call strippers that have them travel to a remote location. Little do they know, the strippers work for an organ trafficker. The guys fight for their lives, but eventually get Stripped.
  16. Complete Unknown / Joshua Marston / 2016 / **(*)
    As a man contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame – a woman who often changes identities – reenters his life at a birthday dinner party.
  17. Amanda Knox / Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn / 2016 / ***
    American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.
  18. Évolution / Lucile Hadzihalilovic / 2015 / ***
    The only residents of young Nicholas’s seaside town are women and boys. When he sees a dead body in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?
  19. The Face of an Angel / Michael Winterbottom / 2014 / *(*)
    Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
  20. Captain Fantastic / Matt Ross / 2016 / *(*)
    In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
  21. Viral / Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman / 2016 / *
    Following the outbreak of a virus that wipes out the majority of the human population, a young woman documents her family’s new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister.
  22. The Conjuring 2 / James Wan / 2016 / ***
    Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by a malicious spirit.
  23. Insensibles / Juan Carlos Medina / 2016 / *(*)
    Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the ’60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, by teaching them physical suffering. In the second, in the present time, a brilliant neurosurgeon who needs a bone marrow transplant, discovers this dark past when he searches for his biological parents.
  24. The Neon Demon / Nicolas Winding Refn / 2016 / ****
    When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
  25. Lights Out / David F. Sandberg / 2016 / **
    When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie.
  26. The Wailing / Hong-jin Na / 2016 / ***
    A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
  27. Ils / David Moreau, Xavier Palud / 2006 / *
    Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise… they’re not alone… and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.
  28. Don’t Breathe / Fede Alvarez / 2016 / *(*)
    Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn’t as helpless as he seems.
  29. Café Society / Woody Allen / 2016 / **(*)
    In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man.
  30. Tokyo Fiancée / Stefan Liberski / 2014 / **(*)
    A young Japanophile Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student.
  31. Into the Forest / Patricia Rozema / 2015 / **(*)
    After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.
  32. Independence Day: Resurgence / Roland Emmerich / 2016 / *
    Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defenses be enough?
  33. Star Trek Beyond / Justin Lin / 2016 / ***
    The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
  34. Money Monster / Jodie Foster / 2016 / *(*)
    Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.
  35. The Shallows / Jaume Collet-Serra / 2016 / *(*)
    A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.
  36. Straw Dogs / Sam Peckinpah / 1971 / **(*)
    A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.
  37. Straw Dogs / Rod Lurie / 2016 / *(*)
    L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
  38. Road Games / Abner Pastoll / 2015 / **(*)
    The sun drenched days of summer turn dark and ominous for hitchhiking duo Jack and Véronique when they become inexplicably entangled with a mysterious married couple and a local road kill collector in rural France.
  39. Femme Fatale / Brian De Palma / 2002 / ***
    A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.
  40. Nerve / Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman / 2016 / *(*)
    A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of “watchers.”
  41. Elle / Paul Verhoeven / 2016 / ***
    A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

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

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