On this last day of 2018 I’m reflecting on my month of December. From a brief visit into David Lynch’s artistic world to my latest film recommendations: read all about it here in my final recap of the year!
From an eerily silent apocalyptic sci-fi to a thriller that feels like a Shakespearean tragedy, from new insights into Viking culture to an African American police officer who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan: find out my Top 10 Films and Series of 2018 and what other 208 (!) films and series I’ve seen this year so far!
It is the last Sunday of the month, so time to catch up with you again. What have I been up to this month? Find out in Reflections #3 as I look back on the month of November.
Reflections on… October 2018. Looking back, this month seemed to have revolved around charity and volunteering. But there were also several trips and of course plenty of films I need to recommend you to watch (or definitely not). Read the full article to discover what I’ve been up to this month!
Reflections on… September 2018. This month I stood face-to-face with ancient terracotta warriors and travelled from sun-soaked Barcelona to tempestuous Liverpool. And there was more, but you’ll have to read the full article to discover all of this!
Could you imagine watching a 24-hour long film without a main plot and with clocks as its main protagonists? Although this principle might sound like it could be a tedious ordeal, Christian Marclay’s impressive video collage ‘The Clock’ consisting of about 12,000 film and television clips actually makes for an unforgettable experience. This special video work opened at Tate Modern on Friday 14 September and I went to see it yesterday morning, spending four hours in Christian Marclay’s carefully curated cinematic world.
A large tree causing a neighbour conflict, a catastrophic sex video, chainsaws, missing pets and one of the slowest car chases in recent film history: the new dark Icelandic suburban satire ‘Under the Tree’ might start off as a comedy, but soon develops into a bloody Jacobean tragedy with events that will both make you laugh and cringe in your seat.
How far would you go to be able to work with someone you admire? Would you give up your own promising career in the spotlight only to disappear behind the scenes, without getting any credits despite the painful amount of blood, sweat and tears you put into your work? Meet actor Leon Vitali, he dedicated his life to the work of Stanley Kubrick and was his right-hand man for 20 years. Tony Zierra’s documentary ‘Filmworker’ tells the untold story of Vitali, the hidden figure behind one of the most celebrated directors in film history.
A very special guest post by my hubby Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner) on the forthcoming film screening of ‘Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present’ at Tate Modern on Friday 14 October 2016 and an interview with the director Tyler Hubby.
Do you choose your clothes by how they look or who designed them? Now think about films. You probably choose to watch a film based upon who directed it or who stars in it, but have you ever considered who’s responsible for how these film look? Who takes care of the majestic images before you? While the film director will describe the desired feel and look of his/her film, it’s the cinematographer who actually creates the images that lock into your memory. The current exhibition on acclaimed director of photography Robby Müller at EYE film museum in Amsterdam provides insight in the importance of the cinematographer.
My first acquaintance with Canadian film director Denis Villeneuve was in 2014 on a British Airways flight from London to New York. We shared an inflight vegetarian Indian meal and a glass of red wine together. That moment changed my life.
The brilliant film director Stanley Kubrick has inspired many artists for decades now, even well after his death. To celebrate this icon, James Lavelle has curated the exhibition ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ that displays works of 45 artists, from film makers to street artists and a taxidermist, who have all been inspired by the maestro himself. The exhibition is on till 24 August 2016 at Somerset House.
It’s the 1st of July already and apparently we’re in the midst of summer. Since it feels more like autumn rather than summer at the moment, I’d thought you would appreciate some film tips to hide from the rain over the next weeks. As always I’ve done some research for you and selected my personal Top 5 Must See Films and Top 5 Must Avoid Films.
After over a month of silence, I’m slowly awakening from my winter sleep and regaining blogging inspiration. Instead of blogging, I spent most of the cold winter evenings wrapped up in my fleece blanket binge-watching complete TV series and loads of films. In this post I selected my favourites especially for you.
Part two of my Dutch Girl Does Arts & Culture overview for October-December 2015. In today’s post my film & TV recommendations including 6 Must See Films and 4 Must Avoid Films! I’ll also be sharing a great foodie tip with you for a fast, healthy and cheap meal in London.