Amsterdam Film Show | December 2019

Amsterdam Film Show 13/12/2019


A film noir with all the best actors, a foreign language film packing the cinemas in Amsterdam, and our best films of the decade – the Amsterdam Film Show for December 2019 is here.

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Show notes


Motherless Brooklyn | Director: Edward Norton | Writers: Jonathan Lethem (based on the novel by), Edward Norton (screenplay) | Stars: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin | 15 | 2h 24min | CRIME-DRAMA | “In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.” IMDB |IN AMSTERDAM CINEMAS FROM 5 DEC

Cathy and Kiko loved this film. Listen back for their review.

Parasite | Director-Scr: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo  |  | 15 | 2h 12min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | “All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.” IMDB | IN AMSTERDAM CINEMAS FROM 28 NOV

Special guest, Duncan, gave us a rave review of Parasite. Kiko and Cathy could not get in to any of the screenings with English subtitles yet as they were SOLD OUT.


Succession | Creator: Jesse Armstrong | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox | 15 | 1h | Drama | “Succession follows a dysfunctional American global-media family.” IMDB

Up for some Golden Globes and with two seasons to catch up on, if you haven’t discovered Succession, Cathy tells you why she loves it.


Look out for …

DEC 18

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker | Director: J.J. Abrams | Writers: Chris Terrio (screenplay by), J.J. Abrams (screenplay by) + | Stars: Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Billie Lourd +

DEC 19

Apocalypse Now : Final Cut | A classic from Francis Ford Coppola

DEC 26

Cats | Director: Tom Hooper | Writers: T.S. Eliot (poetry collection) | Stars: Idris Elba, Francesca Hayward, Taylor Swift  | PG | FAMILY | “A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.” IMDB

Kiko: “Why would you do that to yourself is beyond me.”


from December and throughout January 2020

Stanley Kubrick Cycle @ LAB111

Kiko says: “A nearly complete selection of Kubrick’s films at our favourite cinema of Amsterdam West, LAB111. Catch his all-time favourite classics like The Shining, A Clockwork Orange and 2001: Space Odissey or go for some of hise earlier work like Killer’s Kiss or one of my personal favourites, Dr. Strangelove or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. Check out their website to catch one of the shows on December and January. So as a new year’s resolution, you can watch more classic cinema!”


Our favourite movies of the Decade 

Kiko, Cathy and Duncan compare their three, extremely different lists.



The social Network (2010)

Drive (2011)

Whiplash (2013)

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Ex- Machina (2014)

Mad Max Fury Road (2015)

Deadpool (2016)

Arrival  (2016)

Get Out (2017)

Roma (2018)

Hereditary (2018)

The Shape of  Water (2017)

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Mid 90s (2018)

Parasite? (2019)

Sing (2016) ANIMATION

Rogue One (2016)

Eddie the Eagle (2015)

Interstellar (2014)

Get Out (2017)

Baby Driver (2017)

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Wonder Woman (2017)

Spotlight (2015)

Under the Skin (2013)

Rush (2013)

Pride (2104)

Never let me Go (2010)

Locke (2013)

Young Adult (2011)






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