Amsterdam Film Show | December 2018
Written by @CathyCentral on 13/12/2018
Mary Poppins Returns delights our local reviewer, David Swatling, proving it’s not just for kids, the adults need this story too. This plus highlights from the rest of the film releases and special screenings in Amsterdam this month.
Watch the video, read the blog notes or find links in our Pinterest board below. The AFS is also broadcast on TV and on our radio station.
FILM FESTIVALS & SPECIAL SCREENINGS
AMERICAN DREAMS | The Complete Filmography Of David Lynch | @ Lab 111 | On rotation from now until well into January 2019, all of David Lynch’s work is screening at this cinema in Amsterdam West, including The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Dune, Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive and more. lab111.nl
Mary Poppins Returns | Dir: Rob Marshall | w Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw | FROM 19 DEC IN AMSTERDAM CINEMAS
@DavidSwatling gives us his review (watch the video above)
NEW CINEMA RELEASES
“Here’s our highlights from the film releases in Amsterdam this month.”
FROM 6 DEC
Cold War | DRAMA ROMANCE | BLACK & WHITE | POLAND | Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski (Ada) | A passionate and tempestuous love story, which begins in post war Poland. Top reviews all around. ► The trailer tells us it’s lusciously shot and there’s some beautiful jazz singing.
Kursk | DRAMA THRILLER | Dir: Thomas Vinterberg Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Colin Firth e.a. | Real life tragedy of the men who died in a Russian submarine accident in 2000, told by an up and coming director and a strong cast. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes give this 69% while the audience 89%. Who do you trust?
FROM 12 DEC
Ralph Breaks the Internet | ANIMATION | Voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson | Well-done sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, by all accounts.
FROM 13 DEC
Shoplifters | DRAMA | JAPAN | Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda | Lily Franky, Jyo Kairi, Ando Sakura | A poor family, relying on petty crime to get by, take in a young girl they find wandering the streets. Universally excellent reviews.
Anna and the Apocalypse | HORROR-COMEDY-MUSICAL | Dir: John McPhail | Writers: Alan McDonald, Ryan McHenry | with Ella Hunt | Schoolgirl Anna and her friends fight back the zombie apocalypse in her small UK town this Christmas. With a bit of a song and dance.
FROM 20 DEC
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse | ANIMATION | Dir: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey + | A fresh new animation style and story for this familiar franchise. Good reviews.
Colette | PERIOD DRAMA & BIOPIC | LGBTQI | Dir: Wash Westmoreland | with Keira Knightley + | How a young French woman goes from ghostwriting for her husband, to literary and commercial success, to breaking out on her own terms.
Wildlife | DRAMA | Dir: Paul Dano | with Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal | In 60s Montana a marriage slowly falls apart. Loved by critics, slightly less by audiences so far.
And remember, we’ve now started the Amsterdam Film Club, to go with the Amsterdam Film Show. Join up to see films together at a local cinema and join in the discussions.
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