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  • Tokyo Olympiad

    ★★★

  • Prison Break: The Final Break

    ★★★½

  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    ★★½

  • A Field in England

    ★★★

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  • The East

    The East

    ★★★★

    [Dutch]

    Met De Oost maakt filmmaker en scenarist Jim Taihuttu (Rabat ; Wolf ) een on-Nederlandse film over een heet hangijzer uit de Nederlandse geschiedenis. On-Nederlands, omdat De Oost met zijn ontsporende junglepatrouilles en soldaten die tegen zichzelf vechten onmiskenbaar gemodelleerd is naar Amerikaanse filmbeelden van Vietnam. Een grove veertig jaar nadat Amerikaanse filmmakers voor het eerst fictie inzetten om pertinente oorlogstrauma’s het hoofd te bieden, heeft Nederland zijn eigen Platoon.

    "Chaos is een ladder"

    De negentienjarige Johan de Vries…

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  • Land

    Land

    ★★★½

    Recommended as a confidently directed feature (which could well have been a documentary) on the relation between the inhabitants of a so-called "Indian reservation" and the Americans governing law and space. A man takes his drinks at a local liquor store which is situated near the reservation border. In the reservation he is not allowed to drink, so he sits outside, trying to soften the pain, telling stories about hunters and preys to a young "American" girl. Somehow this girl…

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    DNA strikes again
    A character governed by the law of duality
    Died and reborn in the flames
    The next Joker learning to "smile"

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  • Bitter Moon

    Bitter Moon

    ★★★★½

    This movie's anti-Titanic. The boat doesn't sink and all references to (true) love turn out to be deceiving illusions. I absolutely loved it.

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★½

    Green Book reinforces the painful myth that it is mainly ignorance that perpetuates racism.

    Ali's role gets a sour taste once it becomes clear that his eclectic snobism only serves to strengthen the film's lingering white saviour-complex.

    Feelgood-cinema for, probably, people like me - and I do not feel like I should deserve that in the context of a theme so loaded & still very alive.
    An Oscar for passivity and short-sightedness.