“The Bad Batch” by Ana Lily Amirpour (USA, 2016)

The Bad Batch

A very original movie (renews the western genre), a great work of art! (but not recommended for sensitive people)

Cast: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, Jim Carrey
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Writer: Ana Lily Amirpour
Cinematographer: Lyle Vincent
Editor: Alex O’Flinn


Paula Van Der Oest, director (1): “Moonlight” (NL, 2002)


The beginning is full of humor, suspense and provocation,  but leads nowhere. Weak scenario.

Actors: Hunter Bussemaker, Franck Sasonoff, Andrew Howard
Director: Paula van der Oest
Writer: Carel Donck
Music by Fons Merkies
Cinematography by Guido van Gennep
Film Editing by Sander Vos


“Gimme The Loot” (Adam Leon, USA 2012)

Gimme The Loot

Good dialogues. The gospels are annoying.

Cast: Tashiana Washington, Ty Hickson, Meeko, Zoe Lescaze, Sam Soghor, Joshua Rivera
Written and directed by Adam Leon
Music: Nicholas Britell
Cinematography: Jonathan Miller
Editing: Morgan Faust

“The Beautiful Risk” (Mark Penney, Canada 2013)

The Beautiful Risk

Dying to love, loving to death
Interesting use of landscapes; different sorts of music are superimposed; the screen stays black for quite a while; dialogues are sometimes ‘de-synchronized’

Director: Mark Penney
Writer: Mark Penney
Actors: Shaun Benson, Eliane Gagnon, Michel Perron
Cinematography: Robert Smith
Editing: Mark Penney

“The Diary Of A Teenage Girl” (Marielle Heller, USA 2015)

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

Cast: Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni
Director: Marielle Heller
Writer: Marielle Heller
Novel: Phoebe Gloeckner
Music: Nate Heller
Cinematography: Brandon Trost
Editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo, Koen Timmerman

“The Sweet Hereafter” (Atom Egoyan, Canada 1997)

The Sweet Hereafter

Cast: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood
Director: Atom Egoyan
Writer: Atom Egoyan Based On The Novel by Russell Banks
Music: Mychael Danna
Cinematography: Paul Sarossy
Editing: Susan Shipton