Movie review: Two Brothers

Two Brothers Jean-Jacques Annaud (2004) I like tigers a lot (who doesn’t?), so I didn’t put much of a fight when my girlfriend suggested we watch this movie. In early 20th century Cambodia, renowned hunter Aidan McRory comes accross a tiger family in the jungle. The two cubs live but are separated, until fate reunites… Continue Reading


Movie review: Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game Gavin Hood (2013) I missed Ender’s Game when it came out in 2013, and saw it was pretty much panned by critics and ignored by audiences. Yet again, I find myself completely out of phase with the general opinion. Fifty years after a foiled invasion of Earth by an insectoid alien race known… Continue Reading


Movie review: Peau d’Ane

Peau D’Ane Jacques Demy (1970) I feel like I’ve known this movie all my life. but watching it recently I was able to really appreciate how much of a classic it is. Jacques Demy adapts Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, where a widowed King plans to marry his daughter. With the help of her fairy godmother,… Continue Reading


Series review: Spartacus

Spartacus Steven S. DeKnight (2010-2013) I wasn’t aware this series existed, until one day I was channel surfing and stumbled upon it, seeing only 30 seconds and thinking, “haha that looks dumb”. Then later on I was bored and decided to watch the first episode. Little did I know it would become one of my… Continue Reading


Movie review: Ridicule

Ridicule Patrice Leconte (1996) I like a good period movie. Especially for those set in pre-revolutionary France, there really is no comparison between popular american attempts (most are just horrendous) and a movie like this. France in the 18th century, Baron and engineer Gregoire De Malavoy travels to Versailles in hopes of improving the poor… Continue Reading


Movie review: Shazam!

Shazam! David F.Sandberg (2019) At first I was an avid enthusiast of comic book movies. Then came along the Marvel/DC war, the many (many) movies released over the years, the endless fan debates, a whole lot of things that could make me hate the genre entirely. It’s not the case, but I’m very picky now.… Continue Reading


Movie review: Blackhat

Blackhat Michael Mann (2015) I like some of Mann’s movies more than others, but apart from one (Public Enemies) that I really didn’t get, I was always impressed by how classy they look. After a hacker causes an accident in a nuclear plant, a joint US/Chinese team is tasked to stop him. They recruit Nick… Continue Reading


Movie review: Footloose

Footloose Herbert Ross (1984) I like american movies from the 1980’s. They have a special atmosphere to them, a form of optimism that completely disappeared later on. Again I knew of the song Footloose years before watching the film. Teenager Ren McCormack moves in a small town that has banned dancing. Between making new friends,… Continue Reading