Films 201701

De kop is eraf. Als ik er eentje moet uithalen, dan is het La tortue rouge van Michael Dudok de Wit. Zeker bekijken als u de kans hebt.

  1. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back / Edward Zwick / 2016 / **
    Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
    Tsjah. Ik blijf het moeilijk hebben om in Tom Cruise de Jack Reacher van de boeken te zien. Voor de rest aanvaardbaar gemaakt: leutig tijdverdrijf.
  2. The Jungle Book / Jon Favreau / 2016 / *(*)
    After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.
    Hier had ik niet echt nood aan.
  3. La tortue rouge / Michael Dudok de Wit / 2016 / ***(*)
    The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
    Zeer mooi, zelfs wanneer het verhaal verrassend abstract-surrealistisch wordt.
  4. Carnage / Roman Polanski / 2011 / **
    Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.
    Een film die ik veel liever door Woody Allen had geregisseerd gezien.
  5. Frat Star / Grant S. Johnson, Ippsie Jones / 2017 / *
    “Frat Star” explores the alluring, superficial, manipulative, and dark world of Ivy League fraternity culture. An insecure, poor, and broken-hearted Nick enters freshman year with no interest in fraternities. This all changes when his old money roommate Billy convinces him to pledge.
    Voorspelbaar.
  6. Between Us / Rafael Palacio Illingworth / 2016 / ***
    Thirlby and Feldman play a couple confronted by the fear that settling down and getting married means their carefree days as city-dwelling young adults coming to an abrupt and depressing end. Both are tempted by the allure of another life before ultimately realizing why they fell in love in the first place.
    Atypisch voor mij, maar ik vond deze film eigenlijk wel interessant.
  7. Ouija: Origin of Evil / Mike Flanagan / 2016 / **(*)
    In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her 2 daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business, inviting an evil presence into their home.
    Ik ben gelijk niet helemaal fan van Mike Flanagan. Ok, maar niet opmerkelijk.
  8. The Girl with All the Gifts / Colm McCarthy / 2016 / **
    A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.
    Het is wel al goed geweest met die dystopische films. Gemma Arterton speelt niet slecht.
  9. Demon / Marcin Wrona / 2015 / **(*)
    A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.
    Ondanks de op cliché afstevende premisse, is dit goed geacteerd en redelijk deftig uitgewerkt.
  10. The Autopsy of Jane Doe / André Øvredal / 2016 / ***
    A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.
    Maar ja: een beetje verrassend zelfs (ik onthoud mij van de verassende woordspeling in het mortuarium).
  11. The Hollow Point / Gonzalo López-Gallego / 2016 / **
    A new sheriff of a small town along the U.S. & Mexico border investigates a drug cartel deal that went horribly wrong.
    Beter dan u zou verwachten (maar ook niet meer dan dat).

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

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