woensdag 31 mei 2017

100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 68: Happiness

Director: Tod Solondz
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 134 minutes
Year: 1998
Starring: Jane Adams, Dylan Baker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jon Lovitz, Jared Harris, Lara Flynn Boyle, Molly Shannon

Description: The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.

Review: Looking for a film about happy families, happy relationships and happy people. Then “Happiness” is not your movie. It’s a very misleading title. The people in this movie are anything but happy and happiness is not present.
We follow several people. Like Joy Jordan, who claims to be very happy but isn’t everything but that. She is super nice, but is humiliated and broken over and over again. Her sister Trish thinks she has it all, but she doesn’t know that her husband jerks off to teen magazines and likes young boys. And he openly discusses sex with their young son. And then there is Alan, a lonely single man, who calls random women and talks dirty to them.
I guess “Happiness” isn’t for me.

Rating: 2/ 5

zondag 28 mei 2017

Movie Trailer Sunday (294)

Here are this wee'k's trailers.

From the Land of the Moon Director: Nicola Garcia
Description: In 1950s France, Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Alex Brendemühl
Trailer: Trailer "From the Land of the Moon"
Comment: I love Marion Cotillard, she is Always fantastic in these smaller films.

Wonder Director: Stephen Chbosky
Description: Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Starring: Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin
Trailer: Trailer "Wonder"
Comment: I hope this isn't a cheesy movie.

Wind River Director: Taylor Sheridan
Description: An FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) teams with the town's veteran game tracker (Jeremy Renner) to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal, Graham Greene
Trailer: Trailer "Wind River"
Comment: It reminds me of "Thunderheart", but then in the snow.

War Machine Director: David Michôd
Description: An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader's ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story's core is Brad Pitt's sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist's no-holds-barred exposé.
Starring: Brad Pitt, ANthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, Alan Ruck, Will Poulter, Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace, Tilda Swinton, RJ Cyler, Scoot McNairy,
Trailer: Trailer "War Machine"
Comment: I love that this is coming to Netflix. Going to find this very funny, I think!

Spider-Man: Homecoming Director:
Description: Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Peter Parker attempts to balance his life in high school with his career as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man.
Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Chris Evans, Martin Starr, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Angourie Rice, Jon Favreau
Trailer: Trailer "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
Comment: Why is Tony Stark's image bigger than Peter Parker's on the movie poster?

woensdag 24 mei 2017

100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 67: Alien: Covenant

Director: Ridley Scott
Genre: Horror/ Science Fiction/ Thriller
Runtime: 122 minutes
Year: 2017
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, James Franco

Description: The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Review: After a pause of 20 years and a prequel, it’s finally here: a new Alien film. It’s a sequel to “Prometheus” and a prequel to “Alien”. “Prometheus” got mixed reviews, but director Ridley Scott manages to make up for that with “Alien: Covenant”. The spaceship Covenant is on a colonial mission. They are traveling to another planet to start a new civilization there. They have some hiccups, where several people on board die. When they discover another planet, which is closer by, they decide to check it out. Off course, that’s a bad decision.
The film looks amazing, but that’s not a surprise. The film is scary and bloody, but because most of the film is set outside or in larger areas, it doesn’t give you that claustrophobic feel. Only when they are in the spacecraft. We get Xenomorphs and the so called Facehuggers, but also Neomorphs. This is a smaller albino alien, which are just as dangerous as the other two.
The cast is not always convincing. The one that shine are Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Michael Fassbender. The last one even has a double role. The rest of the cast is forgettable and their characters never get any depth.
The twist at the end wasn’t as surprising, but I liked the ending anyway. “Alien: Covenant” is a good film, much better then “Prometheus”.

Rating: 4/ 5

dinsdag 23 mei 2017

100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 66: Bad Moms

Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 101 minutes
Year: 2016
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay Hernandez, Wanda Sykes

Description: When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.

Review: The life of a young mother isn’t perfect. Besides trying to make a career in a highly underpaid and time consuming job, the kids have to go to school every day, groceries have to be done, cooking, school meetings. And if there is a husband that doesn’t lift a finger, you can understand how a mom can feel under-appreciated. That’s the fact with Amy Mitchell. When she finds out her husband has been having an online affair with a woman, she decides to be a bad mom, because everyone already thinks she is one.
There are many films where we see grown up men behave like irresponsible teens. But lately we’ve been getting some fun films with women behaving badly. Just look at “Bridesmaids” and “Trainwreck”.
Mila Kunis plays Amy, a control freak who always wants to maky everyone around her happy. Kristen Bell is a somewhat submissive stay at home mom and Kathryn Hahn is a single mom, with a love for men and alcohol. Then there is Christina Applegate, head of the PTA, who claims to be the perfect example for all the moms out there. Some characters feel like just characters, because they come off a bit cartoonish. Especially Hahn’s character is too much. And the humor is sometimes really unoriginal and vulgar, jokes that are way too easy and done way too many times.
This is all forgivable, but towards the end the film is so cliché. “Bad Moms” is a fun film for one time, very forgettable.

Rating: 2,5/ 5

zondag 21 mei 2017

100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 65: Cold in July

Director: Jim Mickle
Genre: Thriller/ Crime
Runtime: 109 minutes
Year: 2014
Starring: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw

Description: When a protective father (Michael C. Hall) meets a murderous ex-con (Sam Shepard), both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

Review: It’s still a bit strange to see Michael C. Hall, aka Dexter, shake when an intruder enters his house and he sneaks up on him with a gun that he can barely load.
East Texas, 1989. Richard Dane is an ordinary man, who shoots an intruder out of self-defense. But a man called Ben Russell, an ex-con and the victim’s father, is keepin an eye on Richard. Russell is determined to avenge his son’s death, but things take a different turn.
The film seems to have a storyline that is straight forward and predictable. But it’s a lot more surprising and original than I expected it to be.
Richard doesn’t feel like a hero and even feels regret for his actions. He admits to feeling terrible after giving his statement. Richard is a very realistic man, he doesn’t feel like a character. The first half of the film is exciting and thrilling. The second half, the story flips around and it loses its strength a bit. That’s sad, because it could have been so much better.
“Cold in July” is still a good movie, with especially the first half being amazing. But it eventually becomes a more standard crime thriller.

Rating: 3,5/ 5

Movie Trailer Sunday (293)

Here are this week's trailers.

Band Aid
Director: Zoe Lister-Jones
Description: A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.
Starring: Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Colin Hanks, Brooklyn Decker, Fred Armisen, Jamie Chung,
Trailer: Trailer "Band Aid"
Comment: Yay, this seems fun!

The Emoji Movie
Director: Tony Leondis
Description: Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.
Starring: Anna Faris, T.J. Miller, Patrick Stewart, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Coolidge, James Corden, Christina Aguilera, Maya Rudolph, Jake T. Austin, Rob Riggle, Steven Wright
Trailer: Trailer "The Emoji Movie"
Comment: Meh emoji... I do like the poop emoji.

Battle of the Sexes
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Description: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).
Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell,
Trailer: Trailer "Battle of the Sexes"
Comment: Can't wait, this is Oscar bait!

The Glass Castle
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Description: A young girl comes of age (Brie Larsson) in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother (Naomi Watts) who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father (Woody Harrelson) who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.
Starring: Brie Larsson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield
Trailer: Trailer for "The Glass Castle"
Comment: This looks amazing, and what a cast!

Director: Bong Joon Ho
Description: Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins
Trailer: Trailer "Okja"
Comment: I will probably need tissues for this.

donderdag 18 mei 2017

Top 5 Thursday: Michael Fassbender Movies

Michael Fassbender is one of the best actors of the moment and also one of my favorites. He has a vibrant charisma, is handsome, convinces in every role and shines on screen. Here are my favorite Michael Fassbender films.

5. Frank
It’s one of the weirdest films I have seen in a while, but weird in a good way. It’s a brilliant film. Not for everyone, but Indie movie lovers will embrace it. Like I did.

4. 12 Years a Slave
Fassbender plays a relentless man, a villain, in “12 Years a Slave”. You know an actor is good, when a normally charming and likeable actor turns into a tiran and makes it believable.

3. Jane Eyre
It’s one of my favorite classic stories and I really love this adaptation of the novel. Fassbender is so good and irresistible in “Jane Eyre”.

2. Inglourious Basterds
It’s an alternative history story, one of my favorites by Tarantino. Fassbender’s role isn’t major, but big enough to be memorable. He has a very important role in the infamous bar scene.

1. Shame
Before I went to see this film, I never thought I would like it. Let alone love it as much as I do now. The film is made so beautifully, the story is more than just a man and his sex addiction. It has many layers and Fassbender is brilliant in “Shame”.

They Almost Made the Top 5: X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Apocalypse, Hunger, The Light Between Oceans, 300

woensdag 17 mei 2017

100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 64: The Devil's Rejects

Director: Rob Zombie
Genre: Horror/ Thriller/ Crime
Runtime: 109 minutes
Year: 2005
Starring: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Ken Foree, Leslie Easterbrook, Danny Trejo, Diamons Dallas Page

Description: The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Review: Four years before Rob Zombie directed “The Devil’s Reject”, he made “House of 1000 Corpses”. I never saw that film, but I was told it was basically “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” done worse. “The Devil’s Rejects” is the sequel to that.
The film starts with cops surrounding the house of family Firefly. They are a murderous family. Lead by sheriff Wydell, they are trying to finally get this crazy family. Otis and Baby manage to escape and they flee. They are joined by their companion Captain Spaulding. And they continue their killing spree.
“The Devil’s Rejects” is basically an orgy of violence. And Sid Haig and Bill Moseley are really hard to look at. They look aweful in this movie and it’s a torture for the eyes. And the acting isn’t great either, by most of the cast.
It’s obvious that Rob Zombie took a close look at Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Tobe Hooper. But he has a lot to learn. I’m not a fan of “The Devil’s Rejects”. It’s not a very good film.

Rating: 2/ 5

100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 63: Bright Star

Director: Jane Campion
Genre: Drama/ Romance
Runtime: 90 minutes
Year: 2009
Starring: Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Thomas Sangster, Paul Schneider, Samuel Barnett, Kerry Fox, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Samuel Roukin, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Sebastian Armesto, Olly Alexander, Jonathan Aris, Joyia Fitch, Adrian Schiller, Alfred Harmsworth, Sam Gaukroger, Edie Martin, Sally Reeve, Gerard Monaco, Will Garthwaite, Guy Mannerings

Description: The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats (Ben Wishaw) and Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) near the end of his life.

Review: Only if you’re a really romantic, this is a movie for you. It’s a movie about love and this will definitely scare off people. It’s not a romantic comedy with a predictable happy ending, it’s a heart ripping portrait of two people who love each other so much that it hurts more than it brings them happiness. Because that is also what love is.
The relationship between poet John Keats and his great love, his muse, Fanny Brawne. That’s the base of the story. Director Jane Campion didn’t want a standard biopic about Keats, so she decided to tell it from Fanny’s perspective. Result is that Keats will stay a mystery and challenges the viewers to get to know him through his poetry.
Between Keats and Fanny a passionate love develops. Off course the people around them don’t approve. Their love is limited because of that. Campion manages to show the purest form of love, by enhancing the unfulfilled longing they both have.
“Bright Star” is a visual beauty, but it can drag a bit. Even though the film is only 90 minutes long, it feels a lot longer.

Rating: 3,5/ 5

zondag 14 mei 2017

Movie Trailer Sunday (292)

Here are this week's trailers.

The Big Sick
Director: Michael Showalter
Description: A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows
Starring: Zoe Kazan, Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter
Trailer: Trailer "The Big Sick"
Comment: Indie!!!

Blade Runner 2049
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Description: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Starring: Ryab Gosling, Harrison Ford, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Lennie James
Trailer: Trailer "Blade Runner 2049"
Comment: This escites me so much. Blade Runner, Denis Villeneuve, Gosling, Ford. AAaaaaah!

Home Again
Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer
Description: Life for a single mom (Reese Witherspoon) in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Nate Wolff
Trailer: Trailer "Home Again"
Comment: Meh...

Love Actually 2
Director: Richard Curtis, Mat Whitecross
Description: After 13 years, the cast of Love Actually reunite to pick up from where they are now.
Starring: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy, Laura Linney, Thomas Sangster, Colin Firth, Rowan Atkinson
Trailer: Trailer "Love Actually 2"
Comment: I'm not really sure. Is this an actual thinr, or just a TV special or something.*confused*

Kill Switch
Director: Tim Smit
Description: A pilot (Dan Stevens) battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong.
Starring: Dan Stevens, Bérénice Malhone, Charity Wakefield, Tygo Gernandt, Gijs Scholten van Aschat
Trailer: Trailer "Kill Switch"
Comment: I just love Dan Stevens.

donderdag 11 mei 2017

Top 5 Thursday: Movie Moms

Sunday is Mother’s Day and I thought it would be fun to share the best movie moms with you. Here are my favorite mothers in movies (not necessarily good moms, but very iconic).

5. Jules & Nic (Julianne Moore and Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”)
Two moms, lesbian moms, who have two kids together. Super cool. One relaxed and a younger soul, the other serious and strict.

4. Mom (Kathleen Turner in “Serial Mom”)
Probably the worst mom to have, because whenever you do something to her kids or family, she will kill you. Literally!

3. Rosemary Penderghast (Patricia Clarkson in “Easy A”)
For me, Rosemary Pendergast is iconic, because of her parenting style. She is modern, hip, sometimes a bit awkward yet a chill mom to have.

2. The Bride/ Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill Vol.2”)
Thinking her daughter has died, after she was in a coma for four years, motherhood eventually comes natural to her when Bride first meets her daughter Bebe.

1. Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”)
Sarah Connor is traumatized by something nobody believes really happened. She is estranged from her son John, who brings her right back into that nightmare she once fled. But this time the Terminator is here to help Sarah. And Sarah does everything to save her son.

They Almost Made the Top 5: Betty Mahmoody (Sally Field in “Not Without My Daughter”), Helen Parr/ Elastigirl (Holly Hunter in “The Incredibles”), Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton in “We Need to Talk About Kevin”), Sophie (Meryl Streep in “Sophie’s Choice”)

dinsdag 9 mei 2017

100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 62: The Zookeeper's Wife

Director: Niki Caro
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 127 minutes
Year: 2017
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl

Description: The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski (Jessica Chastain, Johan Helndenbergh), who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Review: “The Zookeeper’s Wife” follows a married couple that helps hide Jews during the German invasion, in a zoo in Poland. While risking their own life, they saved hundreds of people from death.
Jan and Antonina Zabinski live in Washaw, Poland. They own a beautiful zoo. When the Germans invade Poland, their zoo is demolished. They decide to stay and help Jews who flee from the Nazi remine. The story takes place from 1939 to 1946.
Jessica Chastain is the star of the film. Her charisma and talent make that you immediately love Antonia. She makes you care about the characters. In contrast with the German zoologist Lutz Heck, played by Daniel Brühl, Antonina goes from being a sweet an naïve woman to a solid and strong character.
“The Zookeeper’s Wife” isn’t a war film with a lot of spectacle. The focus is on the people and their interaction. And also between man and animal. A very important story, not known by many. It’s a beautiful story, where small and simple people become heroes.

Rating: 4/ 5

zondag 7 mei 2017

Movie Trailer Sunday (291)

Here are this week's trailers.

It Comes at Night
Director: Trey Edward Schults
Description: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man (Joel Edgerton) has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Kevin Williamson Jr., Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough
Trailer: Trailer "It Comes at Night"
Comment: The trailer looks really creepy, because you don't know what's going on.

Kill Switch
Director: Tim Smith
Description: A pilot (Dan Stevens) battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong.
Starring: Dan Stevens, Charity Wakefield, Tygo Gernandt, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Bérénice Marlohe
Trailer: Trailer "Kill Switch"
Comment: Just a teaser, but I love Dan Stevens man.

The Dark Tower
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Description: The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), roams an Old West-like landscape where "the world has moved on" in pursuit of the man in black (Matthew McConaughey). Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.
Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley, Dennis Haysbert, Abby Lee, Nicholas Hamilton
Trailer: Trailer "The Dark Tower"
Comment: Super excited for this film!!!!

Rough Night
Director: Lucia Aniello
Description: A male stripper ends up dead at a Miami beach house during a bachelorette party weekend
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Demi Moore, Ilana Glazer, Ty Burrell
Trailer: Trailer "Rough Night"
Comment: A mix of "Bridesmaids" and "Very Bad Things".

Director: Christopher Nolan
Description: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles, James D'Arcy
Trailer: Trailer "Dunkirk"
Comment: This is a film that I want to see with my dad.

donderdag 4 mei 2017

Top 5 Thursday: Movies I Watched for My Challenge (April 2017)

Here are my five favorite films that I watched for my challenge in the month of April.

5. Love & Mercy
I never thought I would love this movie, simply because I was surprised by the complexity of Brian Wilson’s story. And John Cusack proofs again why he is one of my favorite actors. This is such a great performance.

4. Get Out
This is definitely going to be one of the best movies of 2017. It’s a horror movie that can’t be put in a box. It’s original, surprising, disturbing, creepy. You can’t compare it to anything else out there. And come to think that it was directed by a comedy man.

3. What We Did On Our Holiday
I never heard of this film before I saw it. It is so funny and heartfelt. An indie film that flew under the radar and a film that more people need to see.

2. Coraline
I love stop-motion films and “Coraline” is definitely one of the best out there. It’s dark, but something for children to relate to. Really beautiful.

1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I simply knew I was going to love this sequel. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is the most fun you will have at the movies: humor, action, adventure, great characters. I definitely didn’t disappoint.

They Almost Made the Top 5: Sufragette, The Light Between Oceans, The Accountant, Beauty and the Beast

woensdag 3 mei 2017

100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 61: Loft

Director: Erik van Looy
Genre: Drama/ Thriller/ Crime
Runtime: 118 minutes
Year: 2008
Starring: Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruno Vanden Broucke, Koen De Graeve, Veerle Baetens, Tine Reymer, An Miller, Charlotte Vandermeersch, Wine Dierickx, Maaike Cafmeyer, Marie Vinck, Jan Decleir, Gene Bervoets, Sara De Roo

Description: Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

Review: Vincent Stevens is an architect and the designer of a luxury apartment building. He gives his four friends a key to a loft, the perfect place for all the (married) men to meet their mistresses. When they find a dead women in the loft one day, their perfect little plan goes wrong.
Since there are only five keys, the men are suspecting each other. Is it smooth Vincent, bad boy Filip, rude Marnix, geeky Luc or the dreamer Chris? Or is someone else behind this?
The film is build up out of flashbacks and flash forwards. This way the puzzle slowly unravels and we see who the men really are. This works well, but the story goes on a bit too long.
The acting is okay, solid. The story is interesting and thrilling. The way it’s shot is maybe not my style, very fast.
“Loft” had a Dutch remake, which was pretty good. I haven’t seen the American remake yet, but people say I shouldn’t watch it. But the Belgian version of “Loft” is a solid thriller.

Rating: 3,5/ 5