Going 1.5m @ the movies in June?

Amsterdam Film Show 29/05/2020

Are these films good enough to brave going to your local Amsterdam cinema during a pandemic? @KikoMorah and @CathyCentral  discuss this and more in the June edition of the Amsterdam Film Show, back on air after a short lockdown break. With tips from the (few) new releases hitting Amsterdam cinemas this month, as well as some great reruns that are back on the big screen, @CathyCentral and @KikoMorak also share their streamed movie and TV tips after a few months on lockdown. (Show notes and links below).

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Show notes & links



  • In Fabric | (streamed via Vitamin Cineville) | 2018 | Director: Peter Strickland | “A haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.” IMDB
  • Minding The Gap (doc on skateboarding and youth)
  • Unorthodox (Netflix)


  • Barry Lyndon (Netflix) | (1975) | 3h 5min | HISTORICAL DRAMA | 18 | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Screeenplay: Stanley Kubrick, William Makepeace Thackeray (novel) | Stars: Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee | An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband’s aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

1.5m at the cinema

Cinemas open from 1 June in NL, but there are still special measures in place due to the current coronavirus crisis. Things to know: 

  • Don’t go if you or anyone in your household has any covid symptoms. 
  • You must reserve a ticket in advance, you can’t walk in to a cinema and buy a ticket just before a showing (but you can book online, up to 5 minutes before the start of a screening, and you can book tickets at a box office if it’s well in advance.)
  • No-show Cineville reservations will be cancelled 5m before screenings. 
  • Come to the cinema alone or in the company of people from your household (max. 5 people).
  • Arrive on time, but no earlier than 15m before the start of your film.
  • No admissions after the film has started.
  • Go to the toilet before you arrive.
  • In the screening, you’re expected to leave two seats empty between you and others but people from the same household can sit next to each other. Every second row of seats is left unoccupied.
  • Every screening has only 30 tickets available.
  • Follow new signage within the venues to manage flows of people safely. 
  • So, screenings will get booked up quicker than normal so in many cases you’ll need to book well in advance. 
  • New film programming is pretty limited as many film distributors are withholding film releases until its is more profitable to screen, eg until they can pack more people into screenings. Expect lots of reruns.    

NB Cinecenter is not reopening until Thurs 4 June, a few days after most other cinemas  


The Wild Goose Lake (2019) | NEO-NOIR CRIME THRILLER | Director: Yi’nan Diao | Writer: Yi’nan Diao | Stars: Ge Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei, Fan Liao | 16 | 1h 53min | A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the run. FROM 1 JUNE IN AMSTERDAM CINEMAS | @ EYE FILMMUSEUM, RIALTO AND LAB111 WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES 

Color Out of Space | HORROR SCI FI | Director: Richard Stanley | Writers: Scarlett Amaris, H.P. Lovecraft (based on the short story by) | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur | 15 | 1h 51min | A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there and possibly the world. FROM 1 JUNE IN AMSTERDAM CINEMAS | @ SOME PATHE CHAINS 


Second Chance series @ Lab111 | from 1 June to about 16 June at least | HIGHLIGHTS INC: 

  • Shoplifters + EN subs 
  • Florida Project staring Willem Defoe and brilliant child actors 
  • Pawel Pawlikowski films – Ida and ColdWar + EN subs
  • Portrait De La Jeune Fille En Feu + EN subs
  • Paterson / The Lighthouse / Whiplash



Do the Right Thing (1989) | Director: Spike Lee | Writer: Spike Lee | Stars: John Turturro, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee | 18 | 2h | Comedy, Drama | “A boiling hot summer in the multi-ethnic neighbourhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant causes existing tensions between Black and Italian residents to escalate. The owners of a pizzeria, Sal and his sons Pino and Vito, become the target of hatred in this hard-hitting portrayal of conflicts between various ethnic groups in New York. Do the Right Thing established director Spike Lee’s name as a deeply engaged filmmaker who speaks his mind without losing his sense of humour. Music is always a crucial element in his films; Rosie Perez opens Do the Right Thing dancing to Public Enemy’s provocative ‘Fight the Power’. Lee is now one of the most prominent filmmakers of the African-American community. Brand new 4K restoration.” EYE filmmuseum  SCREENING @ DE UITKIJK @ EYEfilmmuseum @FILMHALLEN @THE MOVIES @ FC HYENA OMG – SPIKE LEE’S so young in this! Huge cultural influence. 


The High Note | Director: Nisha Ganatra | Writer: Flora Greeson | Stars: Dakota Johnson, June Diane Raphael, Bill Pullman12 | 1h 53min | DRAMA | Releases June 18, 2020 | A superstar singer and her overworked personal assistant are presented with a choice that could alter the course of their respective careers.


Honey Boy | DRAMA | Director: Alma Har’el | Writer: Shia LaBeouf | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe15 | 1h 34min | Drama | A young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.


Ema | CHILEAN DRAMA | Director: Pablo Larraín | Writers: Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín | Stars: Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Santiago Cabrera | 15 | 1h 47min | A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

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