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  • Foreign Correspondent
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • The Color of Money
  • Dunkirk

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  • Milk

    ★★★★

  • Sicario

    ★★★★

  • The Last Vermeer

    ★★★

  • Zurich

    ★★★½

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  • The Last Vermeer

    The Last Vermeer

    ★★★

    The Last Vermeer is partly recorded in my hometown. The media were excited about this film, but it never reached Dutch cinemas. Shortly after the Second World War, resistance hero Joseph Piller (Claes Bang) is busy tracking down looted art and other spoils of war from the Nazis. Among the works he finds is a Vermeer, which, according to the Germans, was purchased by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring. The trail leads to the Dutch artist Han van Meegeren (Guy Pearce), who…

  • Bicycling to the Moon

    Bicycling to the Moon

    ★★★½

    Fietsen naar de maan is a film about three brothers: a policeman, an old iron dealer and a painter, who all together encapsulate their father's personality - but taken apart, things go wrong. It's an interesting watch, because it was made shortly before the Provo-movement started. It shows that shift between the late 1950s en the changes in society in the 1960s. Provo was a Dutch non-violence counterculture movement, preceding the late 19060's hippies. Bicycling to the Moon was Jeroen Krabbé's debut on the big screen.

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  • Black Book

    Black Book

    ★★★★

    Paul Verhoeven grew up during the Second World War in The Hague, which was bombed on 3 March 1945. "I will not be able to release myself from the war," Verhoeven said in 2008 to Elsevier Magazine about the influence of the war on his later life and films, in which violence regularly predominates. "As a child I saw the bombing, dead people lying on the street. These are penetrating memories. That determines your world view. It is therefore no…

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ★★★★★

    Once upon a time when I was fourteen going on fifteen, my dad took me to Antwerp, Belgium. It took us 2.5 hours to get there. We visited Antwerp before. but my mum was always there as well. This time, it was a guy's trip. I hoped we went to visit the Zoo again, but instead we walked to an old cinema with just one room. The cinema is gone by now, but the memory is still alive: it was…