Cinema Club // September 2017

During the past couple of weeks I did something I never thought I would do: I went to see a horror movie and I actually really liked it. I also revived my love for costume dramas, travelled to outer space and laughed at British film actors pronouncing Dutch names in this month’s Cinema Club. // Valerian…

Cinema Club // July 2017

With moving to a new city comes a period of discovery: how to get to the supermarket, how to work public transport without ending up on the other side of town, where to eat the best cake and, perhaps most importantly, where to go the cinema. Luckily for me, Rotterdam has multiple cinemas scattered all…

“Girlboss” (2017) // Series Review

The past couple of weeks, the Internet, audiences, Selena Gomez-fans and young adult psychologists have been under the spell of Netflix hit series 13 Reasons Why. Now, if you ask me, there are 13 reasons why and why not the watch the show, which is a story for another time. Today, we’re talking about the latest…

“Beauty and the Beast” (2017) // Film Review

Following the current trend of Disney live-action remakes, the latest edition now hits theaters all over the world: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017). A tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, the film follows the all-too familiar story of the beautiful and adventurous Belle and the cursed Beast falling in love. Set in…

“Logan” (2017) // Film Review

After more than a decade of portraying Wolverine, it’s actor Hugh Jackman’s last time on the silver screen as the beloved X-Men character. “Logan” (2017) follows the last chapter of Wolverine’s story, which spun over six “X-Men” installments and 3 stand-alone features. Director James Mangold (“The Wolverine” (2013) and “Walk The Line” (2005)) was challenged…

“Fifty Shades Darker” (2017) // Film Review

Two years after the controversial release of “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015), it’s time for the sequel, which promises to be darker, sexier and with more thriller elements woven into the erotic plot. Not completely surprising, the film turns out to be none of those things. Based on the second installment of the trilogy by…

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 // Festival Review

Every new year gets kicked off with the arrival of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam (IFFR). In January and February, the city gets transformed into a harbor for independent, international, and provocative film screenings. This 12 day film festival draws in film lovers, journalists and film makers from all over the world, turning the…