Amsterdam Film Show | April 2018

Written by on 12/04/2018

A horror film so good you’ll hear your own heartbeat, outrage over a cancelled film and a truly fantastic film festival – our Amsterdam Film Show tips for April are here …

  • David Swatling & @CathyCentral review A Quiet Place
  • our highlights (low brow and high brow) from the rest of the new cinema releases hitting Amsterdam this month
  • special screenings and film festivals
  • links via Pinterest

THE AMSTERDAM FILM SHOW, IN FULL …

FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL SCREENINGS THIS MONTH

“Film festivals and our picks of the special screenings this month”

 

Lawrence of Arabia (70mm) @ EYE filmmuseum | 1962 | Dir: David Lean | 228 min. | NL subs

See this award-winning classic in a newly acquired 70mm copy at EYE filmmuseum. “Peter O’Toole plays T.E. Lawrence, the British officer who wins the trust of the Arab princes in the struggle against the German-speaking Turks. Cairo during the First World War.”  

 

11 – 21 April

Imagine Film Festival | @ EYE filmmusem

“The opening film for 2018, is Isle of Dogs, a stop motion animation from Wes Anderson, which doesn’t go on general release in NL till 10 May. It will also have a few more public screenings during the festival.

imaginefilmfestival.nl

 

FILM REVIEW 

 

A Quiet Place | HORROR | from 12 APRIL |

Director: John Krasinski | Writers: Bryan Woods & Scott Beck + | with: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds

“Hiding out in a farmhouse, from bloody-thristy but blind creatures that hunt by sound, a young family find a way to survive. In silence. But how long can that last?”

@CathyCentral: “A must-see at the cinema movie. Excellent acting. Never-ending tension.”

 

 

 NEW CINEMA RELEASES, OUR PICKS 

“Here’s the Amsterdam Film Show’s highlights from the film releases in the Netherlands, this month.”

 

A Wrinkle in Time  | Dir: Ava DuVernay | with: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon | based on the children’s classic

  • The NL cinema release (4 April) was cancelled! The petition link to get a new, local release date is on our Pinterest board and website.  However, our critic, David Swatling, says the actual film may well disappoint you anyway …

 

FROM 5 APRIL

Lady Bird  | Dir-Scr: Greta Gerwig | with: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf

“In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.”

FROM 19 APRIL

The 15:17 to Paris | TRUE STORY |  Dir: Clint Eastwood. | US tourists overcome a lone terrorist gunman on an Amsterdam-Paris train.   

Blockers | COMEDY | Director: Kay Cannon |Stars: Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ramona Young | “Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on Prom night.” \ Great reviews, if you want a good laugh.  

 

FROM 24/25 APRIL

Sherlock Gnomes | ANIMATION | also with Emily Blunt (voice)

Avengers: Infinity War | ACTION FANTASY

 

FROM 26 APRIL

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | DRAMA |

Director: Mike Newell | Based on the best-selling novel | with: Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay |

“A writer forms a bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.”

@CathyCentral: “It’s got a bucollic island, and some good actors, Tom Courney, Penelope Wilton, more. But Newell’s last few films have been stinkers. Undecided.”

Have a Nice Day  | ANIMATION  | CHINESE | screening with English subtitles at the EYE filmmuseum | Dir-Scr: Jian Liu | Stars: Changlong Zhu, Kai Cao, Jian Liu | “A city in southern China and a bag containing a million yuan draw several people from diverse backgrounds with different personal motives into a bloody conflict.”

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