- review of Wind River (from Megan Buxton) and The Snowman (from David Swatling)
- our highlights (low brow and high brow) from the new cinema releases hitting Amsterdam this month
- special screenings: the latest Cine Expat edition
- YouTube & TV versions, or see text script below …
Wind River v The Snowman (“two snow-set serial killer-thrillers”)
Wind River | Dir. Taylor Sheridan | CRIME THRILLER | stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner
“Following the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation, a rookie FBI agent investigates with help from a local game tracker with a haunted past.”
@cathycentral: “Writer-Director, Taylor Sheridan, also wrote Hell or High Water and Sicario and those were both excellent films. So count me in.”
Screening @ Pathe city @ Filmhallen, EYE filmmuseum, Kriterion, Lab 111, The Movies
The Snowman | Director: Tomas Alfredson, based on book by Jo Nesbø | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg
“Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.”
screening @ Filmhallen & the Pathe chain from 2 Nov
NEW CINEMA RELEASES
“Here’s the Amsterdam Film Show’s highlights from the film releases in the Netherlands, this month.”
FROM 2 NOV
What Happened to Monday dystopian thriller staring Noomi Rapace.
Your Name | FANTASY ANIMATION | Dir-Scr: Makoto Shinkai |
“A random body switch between two teenage strangers lead to a magical connection and though the two long to meet, it’s far from simple.”
screening @ Filmhallen, EYE filmmuseum, Lab 111, Pathe de Munt , The Movies (but expect NL subs)
FROM 9 NOV
Murder on the Orient Express | CLASSIC MYSTERY | Dir: Kenneth Branagh | based on Agatha Christie’s classic | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, & a zillion other A-listers
“Thirteen stranded strangers on a long train ride & Poirot the Belgian detective weeds out the murderer, yet again.”
OUCH – ONLY 2 STARS FROM THE GUARDIAN’S P.BRADSHAW.
@cathycentral “mostly a vehicle for Kenneth Branagh? ‘Scuse the pun)”
Screening @ De Uitkijk, Pathe chain at least
also from 9 Nov …
The Square | SATIRE | Director: Ruben Östlund, Writer: Ruben Östlund, Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West
“From the dir of The The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times – about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.”
@cathycentral says “From the make of the well-received Turist, NB it’s quite long at 2h 22min”
Screening @ EYE filmmuseum, Pathé City, Rialto, Filmhallen, Cinecenter (expect NL subs but some English spoken)
FROM 16 NOV
We can’t honestly single out a pick from this week’s new releases. But what do you think …?
Justice League | latest offering from the stable
Ghost Story | critics love it , audiences may struggle to embrace it, slow moving film- poetic meditiation on what we leave behind when we die, staring Rooney Mara.
Suburbicon | Coen brothers (scriptwriters) staring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac directed by George Clooney.
(Also three foreign-language movies, Hanneke’s latest, Happy End, Danish drama, Heartstone and C’est la Vie, a French comedy.)
FROM 23 NOV
Battle of the Sexes | COMEDY DRAMA | Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Writer: Simon Beaufoy| Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough
“The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.”
FROM 29 NOV
The Killing of a Sacred Deer | Dir-Scr: Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Colin Farrell
“Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.”
FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
IDFA | the documentary film festvial| 15-26 Nov | all over town
Many screenings get sold out. it’s also very popular with the general public as well as the many many film industry and press people who are visiting for the festival.
Sunday 12 Nov | The Square + EN subs
c/o CINE EXPAT series @ CINECENTER | Drinks with the host before the film