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January 2013

my fave films seen in 2012


I Wish / 奇跡 (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2011, JP)
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011, FR)
Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012, US)
Intouchables (Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, 2011, FR)
Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009, UK)
The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993, NZ)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, 2012, US)
This Must Be The Place (Paolo Sorrentino, 2011)
Pusher Trilogy (Nicholas Windig Refn, DE)
The Raid: Redemption (Gareth Evans, 2011, Indonesia)

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2003, US)
A Simple Life (Ann Hui, 2011, HK)
The Sting (1973, George Roy Hill, US)
The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012, US)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson, 2011, UK)
Valley of Saints (Musa Syeed, 2012, India)
L'ultimo terrestre (Gian Alfonso Pacinotti, 2011, IT)
Haywire (Steven Soderbergh, 2011, US)
Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011, UK)
Persuasion (Adrian Shergold, 2007, UK)
Indie Game: The Movie (Lisanne Pajot+James Swirsky, 2012, US)
The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, 2011, US)
Chips (Yoshihiro Nakamura, 2012, JP)
Looper (Rian Johnson, 2012, US)
Cell 211 (Daniel Monzón, 2009, ES)
How To Train Your Dragon (Dean DeBlois+Chris Sanders, 2010, US)
King Curling (Ole Endresen, 2011, NO)
Brave (2012, US)
Dredd (Pete Travis, 2012, UK+US)

December 2012

Acephalous - Teaching basic film theory through Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind aa-valley-of-the-wind-visual-rhetoric-film-theory.html

Respectful Distance: The Telephoto Lens in Japanese Cinema tance-telephoto-lens-in.html (via )

IKERA (via @skwirrol )


My name is Looper, I live on the second floor.

November 2012

Studio Ghibli Gifs (via @thisfatzoo )

Studio Ghibli meets Where The Wild Things Are: (by Justin Hill , via e_the_wild_things_are/ )

The Many Faces of Johnny Depp (gif) (via p/ )

This Must Be The Place

The Many Faces of Bill Murray (Art by Aaron Jasinski) (via ray_art_by_aaron/ )

October 2012

RT @MrJonathanKing: Actor, Sean Astin: "Where is the light coming from if it's meant to be completely dark?" DP, Andrew Lesnie: "Same place as the music"

Yoshihiro Nakamura's "Chips" had a perfect little post-credits bonus scene, glad I waited for it. @CAMERAJAPAN

at @CAMERAJAPAN @Kriterionadam today to see "River", "Chips" and "My Back Page"

"Wes Anderson" by I Cani (via )

September 2012

RT @blauereiter: The Art Of Makoto Shinkai's Children Who Chase Lost Voices Book Review : voices-book-review/

next month's @CAMERAJAPAN film festival programme:

Kubrick's f0.7(!) lens used for the candlelit scenes in "Barry Lyndon"

earrings on "A Clockwork Orange" sculpture, Kubrick Expo, EYE Amsterdam

RT @blauereiter: Mamoru Hosoda's amazing new film Wolf Children comes with an equally amazing artbook : kground-art/

Eyes Wide Shut mask, Stanley Kubrick expo, EYE Amsterdam

July 2012

Lightning Strike Rescue Op

all of Stan Lee's Marvel film cameos via film_cameos/

fijn filmrecensies uit de jaren 90 teruglezen dankzij onze nieuwe maand/jaarfilters

June 2012

"Rien à déclarer" (Dany Boon, 2010) is a fun film, though with odd bits of casual gun violence that seem a bit out of place and disturbing

Shall We ダンス?

May 2012

RT @nedbat: Were you shocked by Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? So were these DBAs: #sql #dorks

Blue Note to win in the fourth race at Narragansett.

Never-Before-Seen Concept Art from David Cronenberg's Total Recall bergs-total-recall/gallery/

April 2012

March 2012

gah, "Hugo" has some of the worst teal-and-orange colorization I've seen in a while, distracts from the beautiful shots quite a bit, sigh

February 2012

RT @dakami: #Nerdflix. Because LOL (wow. you guys are ridiculous)

RT @darcypaquet update: Darcy's top 9 (+1) Korean films of 2011.

#IFFR film 11: I Wish / 奇跡 (JP): 5/5. Saved the best for last, my fave this year! Another beautiful Kore-eda film, w/ nice Quruli soundtrack

#IFFR film 10: Un nuage dans un verre d'eau (Srinath C. Samarasinghe, FR): 3/5

#IFFR film 9: King Curling (Ole Endresen, Norway): 4/5

#IFFR film 8: Kotoko (Shinya Tsukamoto, JP): 3/5. Oef oef.. even bijkomen met clipje van Cocco in vrolijker tijden:

#IFFR film 7: L'ultimo Terrestre (Gianni Pacinotti, Italy): 4/5

RT @typodermic: Reportedly, @RutgerHaha has seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of @ConanObrien

January 2012

still six #IFFR films to go: L'ultimo Terrestre, Kotoko, King Curling, Miss Bala, Un nuage dans un verre d'eau, I Wish (Kore-eda!)

#IFFR film 6: Tokyo Playboy Club (Yosuke Okuda, JP): 4/5

actor Merijn de Jong and director Fow Pyng Hu of "Nick"

#IFFR 2012: actor Merijn de Jong and director Fow Pyng Hu of "Nick"

#IFFR film 5: Nick (Fow Pyng Hu, NL): 4/5. Bonus point for dogs running in the rain ♥

#IFFR film 4: Egg and Stone / 鶏蛋和石頭 (Huang Ji, China): 3/5

#IFFR film 3: A Simple Life / 桃姐 (Ann Hui, Hong Kong): 4/5

Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed, cinematographer and director of Valley of Saints

#IFFR 2012: Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed, cinematographer and director of Valley of Saints

IFFR 2012 Big Talk with Miike Takashi

#IFFR 2012: Big Talk with Miike Takashi

#IFFR film 2: Ace Attorney (Miike Takashi, JP): 3/5

#IFFR film 1: Valley of Saints (@vosfilm): 4/5. Beautiful shots, and much funnier than expected. q&a tidbit: filmed entirely on Canon DSLRs

the best films I saw in 2011

Cirkus Columbia (Danis Tanović, 2010, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Beginners (Mike Mills, 2010, US)
Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011, US)
22 Mei (Koen Mortier, 2010, BE)
Illégal (Olivier Masset-Depasse, 2010, BE)
The Troll Hunter / Trolljegeren (André Øvredal, 2010, NO)
True Grit (The Coen Brothers, 2010, US)
The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004, US)
Pinoy Sunday / 台北星期天 (Wi Ding Ho, 2009, TW)
Coraline (Henry Selick, 2009, US)
Mary And Max (Adam Elliot, 2009, AU)
The Borrower Arrietty / 借りぐらしのアリエッティ (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2010, JP)
Hanna (Joe Wright, 2011)
Tuesday, After Christmas / Marţi, după Crăciun (Radu Muntean, 2010, Romania)
Submarine (Richard Ayoade, 2011, UK)
Small Town Murder Songs (Ed Gass-Donnelly, 2010, CA)
The Journals of Musan / 무산일기 (Park Jung-bum, 2010, KR)
Contagion (Steven Soderbergh, 2011, US)
Rango (Gore Verbinski, 2011, US)
Whip It (Drew Barrymore, 2009, US)
Attack The Block (Joe Cornish, 2011, UK)
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010, US)

Of these, I saw 8 at IFFR 2011, 2 at other cinemas and 12 at home.

enjoying @captainward's new Absolute Radio podcast, Film Fandango:



December 2011

Homages, Ripoffs and Coincides - film images in context: (via )

RT @ebertchicago: The Best Films of 2011, sez me:

RT @simonpegg: Morning Paris, gonna spend the day looking under photo booths with Audrey Tautou and riding around on a moped at an exaggerated frame rate.

November 2011

"...what kind of ending is it where two dudes are together on a beach": (by @waxpancake)

September 2011

Alien 3: The Lost Tale Of The Wooden Planet

one week until this year's @CAMERAJAPAN film festival in rdam..

August 2011

singing along to @bruce_peninsula again. #SmallTownMurderSongs #IFFR

June 2011

RT @edgarwright: I forgot to mention that yesterday in the gym I trained next to the mighty Keith 'Childs' David and felt immediately emasculated.

April 2011

at @ImagineAFFF to see one of my missed @IFFR films, Takashi Miike's "13 Assassins"

February 2011

faves of my 19 #IFFR 2011 films: Cirkus Columbia, PinoySunday, 22Mei, Illégal, SmallTownMurderSongs, The Days After, Tuesday After Christmas

#IFFR film 19: Water Hands: 2.5/5: lovely footage of photogenic natural/urban landscapes, but a bit too slow to enjoy as 3rd film of the day

#IFFR film 18: 22 Mei (Koen Mortier, BE): 4/5. original, intense, gritty, surreal, moving, even a bit funny

#IFFR film 17: The Journals of Musan (Park Jung-Bum, KR): 3.5/5

#IFFR film 16: Kaidan (2nd viewing). Had to go see this one again and witness the presence of all 4 directors!

#IFFR film 15: Tuesday, after Christmas (Radu Muntean, Romania): 4/5. filled with amazing 10-minute-long single-shot scenes

Ochiai, Lee Sang-Il, Tsukamoto, Kore-eda @ Kaidan screening: #iffr

#iffr tweets van mezelf, @xiffy en @TheRoel onderaan bladzijdes in de Daily Tiger van vandaag te vinden, gezellig!

#IFFR film 14: Illégal (Olivier Masset-Depasse, BE): 4.5/5. Intense, moving, wow. followed by nice q&a w/director in @LantarenVenster lobby

#IFFR film 13: Pinoy Sunday (Ho Wi-ding, TW): 4.5/5. fun fun fun! a film that you leave whistling or singing

RT @frenchy_rjp: #IFFR2011 #IFFR @milo - you're famous! Check today's Daily Tiger p7..

zaal 1 in nieuwe Lantaren/Venster ruikt lekker naar nieuw hout. #iffr

#IFFR film 12: Cirkus Columbia (Danis Tanovic): 5/5! my fave so far, great film by director of No Man's Land

#IFFR film 11: Outrage (Takeshi Kitano, JP): 3.5/5

January 2011

#IFFR film 10: Characters (Son Kwang-Ju): 3/5. original, perhaps too abstract/meta story in gorgeously composed HD shots. world premiere!

#IFFR film 9: The High Life (Zhao Dayong, CN): 3/5. photogenic urban rooftops and streets, poetry-writing prison guards, nice

#IFFR film 8: Oki's Movie (KR): 3.5/5. seeing any new Hong Sang-soo film always makes me understand his previous ones slightly better

#IFFR film 7: Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, US): 3.5/5. nice to hear some Phoenix music in the soundtrack

#IFFR film 6: Kaidan Horror Classics (JP): 4/5. long sit, was worth it for the final short, Kore-eda's moving and beautiful "The Days After"

#IFFR film 5: Zebraman 2 (Takashi Miike, JP): 3/5

day off from #IFFR today, continuing tomorrow with Zebraman 2, Kaidan, Somewhere and Oki's Movie

#IFFR film 4: Pure Asia (Katashima Ikki, JP): 3/5. tasty b/w shots, unfortunate silly ending

#IFFR film 3: South Asian Shorts: SolaceOfLoneliness: 3.5/5. fine poetic collection of indian/pakistani/srilankan shorts by young directors

#IFFR film 2: Small Town Murder Songs (Ed Gass-Donnelly): 4/5. Great lead performance by Peter Stormare, awesome music by Bruce Peninsula

#IFFR film 1: el invierno de los raros (Rodrigo Guerrero, Argentina): 3/5

RT @AFFR: You can do many movies at the # IFFR 2011. A few tips from the AFFR for architects and planners.

deel je #IFFR agenda: klik "deel mijn agenda" op , mail jezelf, klik Koop Tickets in mail, kopieer url

My fave movies seen in 2010: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Toy Story 3, Café Noir, Symbol, Winter’s Bone, Toad’s Oil, Autumn Adagio, Air Doll, Scott Pilgrim, Inception, Twisted Roots, Mother, All That I Love, Somers Town, Golden Slumber, Love Exposure, Intacto, Tokyo Rhapsody, This Is England, A Moment in June, Running Turtle, The American, L’Illusioniste, Eighteen, Noodle, Lulu on the Bridge

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