Films 201510

Jawel: het thema voor oktober was horror! Er zat veel brol tussen, maar toch ook een pak blijvers.

Om absoluut niet te missen: Slow West, Spring & Bone Tomahawk. Als u tijd over hebt, zijn er ook nog: The Final Girls, Experimenter & Shaun of the Dead.

  1. Tale of Tales / Matteo Garrone / 2015 / **
    Once upon a time there were three neighboring kingdoms each with a magnificent castle, from which ruled kings and queens, princes and princesses. One king was a fornicating libertine, another captivated by a strange animal, while one of the queens was obsessed by her wish for a child. Sorcerers and fairies, fearsome monsters, ogres and old washerwomen, acrobats and courtesans are the protagonists of this loose interpretation of the celebrated tales of Giambattista Basile.
    Vooral te bekijken voor de wondermooie fotografie; verhaaltechnisch minder interessant.
  2. Antiviral / Brandon Cronenberg / 2012 / (*)
    In a blackly satirical near future, a thriving industry sells celebrity illnesses to their obsessed fans. Employee Syd March’s attempts to exploit the system backfire when they involve him in a potentially deadly mystery.
    Alweer: mooie fotografie, saaie film.
  3. The Ipcress File / Sidney J. Furie / 1965 / ***
    In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.
    Michael Caine doet van James Bond in deze film met fantastisch camerawerk.
  4. Le Mans / Lee H. Katzin / 1971 / ***
    Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to this plot wrinkle is that McQueen may well have been responsible for the death of Andersen’s husband during a previous car pile-up. Director John Sturges, who’d previously helmed Steve McQueen’s legendary motorcycle chase scenes in The Great Escape, was originally slated to direct Le Mans, but withdrew from the project; it was then taken over by Lee H. Katzin of The Phynx.
    Wat heb ik genoten van deze film.
  5. The Hoarder / Matt Winn / 2015 / (*)
    A young woman enters an underground storage facility, where she soon finds herself trapped and stalked by a killer.
    bijzonder weinig creativiteit.
  6. She’s Funny That Way / Peter Bogdanovich / 2015 / *(*)
    On the set of a playwright’s new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.
    Als u kijkt, doe het dan voor de schitterende acteerprestaties van Imogen Poots.
  7. Pixels / Chris Columbus / 2015 / *
    When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.
    Het retrogevoel van meneer Columbus.
  8. Slow West / John Maclean / 2015 / ****
    A young Scottish man travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves, attracting the attention of an outlaw who is willing to serve as a guide.
    Welk een fantastische film. Zeker bekijken!
  9. A Royal Night Out / Julian Jarrold / 2015 / *
    On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
    Een royaal saaie bedoening.
  10. The Green Inferno / Eli Roth / 2013 / *(*)
    A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.
    Kijken voor Lorenza Izzo, vergeten voor de rest.
  11. Knock Knock / Eli Roth / 2015 / **
    When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.
    Alweer: kijken voor Lorenza Izzo. En om te zien hoe Keanu Reeves niet kan acteren en daardoor de film naar de verdoemenis helpt.
  12. The Final Girls / Todd Strauss-Schulson / 2015 / **(*)
    A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.
    Moeilijk. Weinig creativiteit, maar zeer goed gemaakt en alles klopt. Toch maar kijken.
  13. The Editor / Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy / 2014 / *
    A film editor gets embroiled in a string of murders.
    Laat dit niet uw introductie tot het giallo genre zijn.
  14. Spring / Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead / 2014 / ***(*)
    A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.
    Zwaar onderschatte film.
  15. The Diabolical / Alistair Legrand / 2015 / *(*)
    A single mother, and her children, are awoken nightly by an intense presence. She asks her scientist boyfriend to destroy the violent spirit, that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on.
    Het had zo mooi kunnen zijn, maar het einde verbrodt alles.
  16. Momentum / Stephen S. Campanelli / 2015 / **
    Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between Alex and a master assassin. Now she must uncover the lies behind the heist and discover the secrets behind the men who have made her a target.
    Och, best goed gemaakt, maar niets wat u al niet vele keren eerder hebt gezien.
  17. Infini / Shane Abbess / 2015 / 0
    An elite ‘search and rescue’ team transport onto an off-world mining-facility to rescue Whit Carmichael, the lone survivor of a biological outbreak.
    Welk een gedrocht.
  18. 5 to 7 / Victor Levin / 2014 / *(*)
    An aspiring novelist enters into a relationship with a woman, though there’s just one catch: She’s married, and the couple can only meet between the hours of 5 and 7 each evening.
    Och zo dramatisch, och zo pretentieus.
  19. Circle / Aaron Hann, Mario Miscione / 2015 / 0
    Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.
    Nee, dank u, maar toch niet.
  20. The Sand / Isaac Gabaeff / 2015 / *
    After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over twenty-somethings awake to a beating sun, and a seemingly carnivorous beach that devours anything with a heartbeat that touches the sand.
    The sand is lava!
  21. The Subjects / Robert Mond / 2015 / 0
    Eight strangers go into a locked room for clinical trials on a new drug that gives them superpowers.
    Irritant slecht.
  22. Pay the Ghost / Uli Edel / 2015 / (*)
    A professor frantically searches for his son who was abducted during a Halloween parade.
    Het is bijna een kinderfilm geworden.
  23. Howl / Paul Hyett / 2015 / *
    When passengers on a train are attacked by a creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning.
    Zit goed in elkaar, maar daarmee is ook alles gezegd.
  24. Tales of Halloween / [lange lijst] / 2015 / 0
    Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.
    Absoluut te vermijden.
  25. Lumberjack Man / Josh Bear / 2015 / *(*)
    As the staff of Good Friends Church Camp prepares for a spring break filled with “Fun Under the Son”, a demon logger rises from his sap boiler to wreak his vengeance and feast on flapjacks soaked in the blood of his victims.
    Kijken voor de absurditeit. En voor Ciara Flynn.
  26. Hitman: Agent 47 / Aleksander Bach / 2015 / **
    An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
    Waarom niet.
  27. The Gift / Joel Edgerton / 2015 / *
    A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.
    Schoon. Tot het plots een VijfTV film wordt.
  28. Experimenter / Michael Almereyda / 2015 / **(*)
    Famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.
    Mooie introductie tot het Milgram Experiment.
  29. In Their Skin / Jeremy Power Regimbal / 2012 / **
    The Hughes cottage vacation is violently interrupted by a family on a murderous and identity stealing journey, in search of the “perfect” life.
    Zoveel weggegooid potentieel.
  30. Goodnight Mummy (Ich seh, ich seh) / Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz / 2014 / **
    Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don’t recognize.
    Goed, maar ik had de clou helaas al door na twee minuten.
  31. Bone Tomahawk / S. Craig Zahler / 2015 / ****
    Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.
    Dit is een film die u niet wilt gemist hebben –zelfs al houdt u niet van westerns of van horror.
  32. Stung / Benni Diez / 2015 / **(*)
    A fancy garden party turns into upper class prey when a colony of killer wasps mutates into seven foot tall predators.
    Kijken voor de absurditeit.
  33. Trainwreck / Judd Apatow / 2015 / **
    Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
    Romcomding waar fans veel plezier aan zullen beleven.
  34. Shaun of the Dead / Edgar Wright / 2004 / ***
    A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

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

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