Amsterdam Film Show | Nov 2019 #2 | Three great picks

Amsterdam Film Show 25/11/2019

A good old whodunnit (Knives Out), a charming Chinese comedy-drama (The Farewell) and a long, long Scorsese (The Irishman) – the Amsterdam Film Show for the second half of November 2019 is here. And we also discover that Kiko and Cathy don’t see eye-to-eye on Martin Scorsese at all and that Disney +’s only plus is their new Star Wars story.

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Show notes


Knives Out | 15 | 2h 31min | HORROR FANTASY | Director: Mike Flanagan | Writers: Stephen King (based on the novel by), Mike Flanagan (screenplay) | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran | “Years following the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as he tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.” IMDB | IN AMSTERDAM CINEMAS FROM 28 NOV

The Irishman | Director: Martin Scorsese | Writers: Charles Brandt (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay) | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Al Pacino | 15 | 3h 29min | “A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.” IMDB | LIMITED CINEMA RELEASE  … in Amsterdam @ De Uitkijk, Amsterdam, Studio K 

The Farewell | Director-Scr: Lulu Wang | Stars: Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo |  PG | 1h 40min | “A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.” IMDB 


The Mandalorian | Creator: Jon Favreau | Stars: Pedro Pascal, Kyle Pacek, Tait Fletcher | “The travails of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.” IMDB 

Kiko geeked out positively about The Madalorian, the original content available on the new Disney + streaming service. Does this mean he’s a fan of Disney +? Hell no, you can listen back to find out why.


Look out for …

Frozen 2 | Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee | Writers: Jennifer Lee + | Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad | U | 1h 43min | Animation | “Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom.” IMDB | IN AMSTERDAM CINEMAS FROM 20 NOV

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






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