Film Review: Atlantique | Atlantics (2019); Cannes Film Festival | Director: Mati Diop

Atlantique (2019) is a mysteriously wonderful film that tells the coming of age story of a young woman whose desire it is to follow her heart and choose for the freedom to make her own decisions and her independence. But also the story of how unfair the world can be when it comes to corruption amongst the rich exploiting the ones who do everything to make ends meet. . .


Filmrecensie: Atlantique | Atlantics (2019); Cannes Film Festival | Regisseur: Mati Diop

Beoordeling: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 5/5. Atlantique (2019) is een mysterieus wonderlijke film die het coming of age-verhaal vertelt van een jonge vrouw wiens verlangen het is om haar hart te. . .


Film Review: Fabulous (2019); IDFA 2019

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. Fabulous (2019) is very fascinating and illuminating. This documentary engages you from the beginning all the way towards the end. The music, the. . .

Mrs. Noisy

Film Review: Mrs. Noisy | ミセス・ノイズィ(2019); Dir.: Chihiro Amano | CinemAsia Film Festival 2020

During the premiere of the comedy film Mrs. Noisy | ミ セ ス ・ ノ イ ズ (2019), which was shown during CinemAsia Film Festival 2020, I just laughed and sympathized with the main characters of the story. The film brought tears of joy and sorrow to my eyes. At the same time, Mrs. Noisy evoked many emotions and gave me new insights of life itself. . .

Bird Box

Film Review: Bird Box (2018); Netflix.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ – 3/5. Awesomely creepy! Bird Box (2018) is a horror film that spikes the senses and psychologically challenges you through the scary anticipation that it creates in your mind.

American Jail

Film Review: American Jail (2018).

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. Provocatively amazing! American Jail (2018) is a documentary in which Academy Award-winning film director Roger Ross Williams discusses the forces that run the sprawling prison system of the United States. . .


Film Review: Moonlight (2016).

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. Beautiful and touching story! Moonlight (2016) tells the chronicle of the childhood, adolescence, and adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man who grew up in a rough neighborhood in Miami, Florida. . .


Film Review + short interview: Sir (2018); Director: Rohena Gera.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. Such a touching eyeopener! Sir (2018) entails a social-cultural topic; that of segregation and class difference, but most importantly that of a particular kind of love that crosses boundaries.

Girls Always Happy

Film Review: Girls Always Happy | Rou qing shi (2018); Director: Yang Mingming.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ – 3/5. Incredibly intimate and yet astonishingly full of arguing. Girls Always Happy | Rou qing shi (2018) is the story of a mother and her daughter who endure because of their super close relationship happy times mixed with a lot of arguing that stems from their fears and desperations. . .

Something Useful

Film Review: Something Useful | Ise yarar bir sey (2017); Director: Pelin Esmer.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ – 3/5. A touching film with a poetic and philosophical feel! Something Useful | Ise yarar bir sey (2017) is about the lyrical revelation of people’s motives, but also about coincidence. Why do people do certain things when they normally wouldn’t want to do it. Or rather be doing something else. . .

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

Film Review: The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (2018); Director: Muayad Alayan.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ – 3/5. Such a tragic, but interesting drama film! The Reports on Sarah and Saleem | Al-Taqareer Hawl Sarah wa Saleem (2018) is a great example of how something so simple as an affair can politically grow out of proportion. Eventually, it becomes the mission to prove who is wrong and who is right but also to distinguish the bad from the good. . .

Five Fingers for Marseilles

Film Review: Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017); Director: Michael Matthews.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 4/5. What a captivating and exciting film! Five Fingers for Marseilles | Menoana e Mehlano ea Marseilles (2017) entails historic topics such as segregation and oppression, but also the mythical themes of the fight for freedom and to redeem oneself. . .