maarten

maarten
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Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
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91 99% The Great Dictator The Great Dictator (1940) - Rated 23 Dec 2008
"A classic. And, unlike most other classics, rightly so. Chaplin is phenomenal in this/these role(s). The hand-shaking scene is incredibly funny, the dancing-with-the-globe scene is timelessly impressive and the final speech is... well... don't have too many words for it, I must admit... In short: this is one of my favourite films ever, and the only one that really stood the test of time (so far)."
89 98% How to Train Your Dragon How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - Rated 03 Apr 2010
"The story is not that exciting (still, more interesting than in *name any disney film except for Lion King*)... but the wit, the flight scenes and (yes, you read this correctly) the cuteness of the dragons... amazing. I can't recall being so happy after a movie... ever."
87 97% Beginners Beginners (2011) - Rated 22 Sep 2011
"Every once in a while, you find an unexpected gem in the cinema: a film that does everything exactly right. Beginners's genuine feeling comes to life in exquisite performances by McGregor, Laurent and Plummer - while the humour (despite the topic of grief) is spot on. A few really clever or charming shots make this film feel a lot like Amélie - but so much more diverse."
87 97% Changeling Changeling (2008) - Rated 13 Jan 2009
"A wonderful performance by Angelina Jolie, this film is a roller coaster of emotions that grabs you from start to end. It was only a few hours after seeing Changeling that it struck me that the story was a bit far fetched from time to time... only to discover that all of it actually happened and that (sadly) truth beats fiction, once again. Clint Eastwood is hereby included in the small realm of the really great, for his directing... ánd his composing."
83 95% The King\ The King's Speech (2010) - Rated 24 Feb 2011
"Even though I was a little bit disappointed (due to extremely high expectations), I have to admit that this is a wonderfully made film. Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush are amazing, but also the supporting actors (Spall!!! to name just one) make The King's speech a pleasure to watch. It may not be a masterpiece, but it's still very warmly recommended."
72 79% Smoorverliefd Smoorverliefd (2010) - Rated 20 Dec 2010
"Funny and beautiful, this film doesn't aim too high but does perfectly what it's made for: it makes you feel good... Very charming - and several bonus points for the beautiful backgrounds..."
84 95% Warm Bodies Warm Bodies (2013) - Rated 20 Aug 2013
"Quite possibly the best zombie movie ever, playing with the rules of the genre to make it not just another horror story. Deliciously made by Jonathan Levine, who still has to thank Nicholas 'R' Hoult for a heartfelt performance."
99 99% V for Vendetta V for Vendetta (2006) - Rated 04 Nov 2008
"Nothing is perfect, but this one comes stunningly near. I've seen V over forty times now, and I still discover new details every time. Weaving is nothing short of awesome, giving a masked man so many emotions. The monologues are amazing, some images are incredibly powerful. And then there are a few scenes which are bound to give you goosebumps over and over again. Dominoes, anyone?"
85 96% The Artist The Artist (2011) - Rated 22 Oct 2011
"The Artist is a beautiful homage to the silent film era. A very daring guess by director Hazanavicius to make this film non-speaking and black and white too, but it just works so wonderfully well. One of the most pleasant surprises of the year, no doubt."