FilmTotaal has 11 new reviews of movies opening in Dutch cinemas this week.
Review: The murderer (2023) –
Director: David Fincher | Cast: Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard“Fincher plays it safe with a nihilistic but entertaining action piece about a seasoned hitman.”
Read the full review of ‘The murderer’ written by Thomas Streekstra.
Review: The Rapture (2023) –
Director: Iris Kaltenbäck | Cast: Hafsia Herzi, Alexis Manenti, Nina Meurisse, Younes Boucif
“Intriguing French film about a lonely Parisian, who investigates where the desire for love can take us.”
Read the full review of ‘The Rapture’ written by Julia María Keers.
Review: Sound of freedom (2023) –
Director: Alejandro Monteverde | Cast: Jim Caviezel, Mira Sorvino, Bill Camp, Cristal Aparicio
“This unexpected and controversial hit film about child trafficking disappoints in terms of quality.”
Read the full review of ‘The sound of freedom’ written by Aram Isaac.
Review: A difficult year (2023) –
Director: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano | Cast: Pio Marmaï, Jonathan Cohen, Noémie Merlant, Mathieu Amalric
“Not easy material for a comedy: two men in deep debt. Une Année Difficile is a marvelous success.”
Read the full review of ‘A difficult year’ written by Julia María Keers.
Summary: Five Nights at Freddy’s (2023) –
Director: Emma Tammi | Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Piper Rubio, Elizabeth Lail, Matthew Lillard
“This game adaptation has been enhanced with a touching backstory that removes all momentum and tension.”
Read the full review of ‘Five nights at Freddy’s’ written by Arjan Welles.
Review: Beraber (2023) –
Director: Mete Gumurhan | Cast: Alihan Sahin, Sinan Eroglu, Hayat Van Eck, Mina Demirtas
“Arthouse for young people: a freerunner tries to make friends in Türkiye.”
Read the full review of ‘Together’ written by Ruud Vos.
Recensie: The Daughter of All Rages (2022) –
Director: Laura Baumeister de Montis | Cast: Virginia Raquel Sevilla García, Carlos Gutierrez, Noé Hernández, Ara Alejandra Medal
“Poignant debut about a girl who has to survive in the largest landfill in Nicaragua.”
Read the full review of ‘The Daughter of All Rages’ written by Lisa van der Waal.
Review: Zeevonk (2023) –
Director: Domien Huyghe | Cast: Saar Rogiers, Dunia Elwaleed, Sverre Rous, Valentijn Dhaenens
“Saar Rogiers’ overwhelming leading role deserves a film that further stimulates the imagination.”
Read the full review of ‘Zeevonk’ written by Aram Isaac.
Review: Prom Queen (2023) –
Director: Aurora Gossé | Cast: Liv Elvira Kippersund Larsson, Cengiz Al, Viljar Knutsen Bjaadal, Anne Marit Jacobsen
“Pleasant Norwegian youth film about a chubby wallflower who wants to dance.”
Read the full review of ‘Dancing Queen’ written by Thierry Verhoeven.
Review: Anselmo (2023) –
Director: Wim Wenders | Cast: Anselm Kiefer, Daniel Kiefer, Anton Wenders, Ingeborg Bachmann
“A unique journey through the world of an artist, even if you never really get to know the man behind the art.”
Read the full review of ‘Anselm’ written by Caitlyn van Doorn.
Recensie: And the king said: What a fantastic machine! (2023) –
Director: Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck | Cast: Chris Anderson, Felix Bergsson, Ulrika Bergsten, Sidney Bernstein
“A mediocre documentary adds nothing to the questions surrounding the use and history of the camera.”
Read the full review of ‘And the king said: What a fantastic machine!’ written by Caitlyn van Doorn.