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  • After the wedding
    par Veronica Verbeek le 17/10/2019 à 6:28

    film review Secrets and surprises After the wedding is a remake of Susanne Bier’s 2006 drama by the same name. It differs in that the two main characters are women instead of men: Isabel, an idealist (Michelle Williams) and Theresa, a millionaire (Julian Moore). Their worlds intertwine in […]

  • Vibration in Wayne Thiebaud’s work
    par Veronica Verbeek le 02/10/2019 à 10:10

    Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar 9 June 2018 – 28 October 2018  The works of Wayne Thiebaud (b. 15 November 1920) were vaguely familiar to us given his inclusion in an exhibition on American realist painters at the Emden Kunsthalle earlier this year. Consequently, we had some notion as to […]

  • Romy’s Hair Salon (Kapsalon Romy)
    par Veronica Verbeek le 02/10/2019 à 10:01

    Pain and comfort Romy’s grandmother Stine (Beppie Melissen, striking as ever) is a hairdresser with her own salon. When her daughter Margot (Noortje Herlaar), after her divorce, asks her to babysit Romy (Vita Heijmen), she is certainly not thrilled. Nor is Romy, but gradually they become […]

  • The Heiresses (Las Herederas)
    par Veronica Verbeek le 02/10/2019 à 9:51

    Prisons in Paraguay Martinessi’s debut Las Herederas shows a lesbian couple against the background of Paraguay and its dark history of dictatorship (1954 – 1989). Chela (Ana Brun, a pseudonym because of her lesbian role) and Chiquita (Margarita Irun) have been together for more than […]

  • Pet Sematary
    par Veronica Verbeek le 02/10/2019 à 9:45

    Apparitions and racing trucks Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) is a mild-mannered physician in Boston who loves his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two children Ellie (Jete Laurence) and Gage (twins Hugo and John Lithgow).  Both Louis and Rachel have had enough of their busy life in Boston […]

  • Free Solo
    par Veronica Verbeek le 02/10/2019 à 9:36

    Al Capitan: an impossible rock-climber’s challenge? In the documentary Free Solo we see 31-year-old Alex Honnold, a skillful rock climber who has decided to ascend the sheer 3,000-foot cliff of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park.  This seems hard enough as it is, but […]

  • Old DND’s
    par Veronica Verbeek le 02/10/2019 à 8:45
  • Professor Bart Tromp Flies Red Herring Argument in Defense of the Establishment
    par Veronica Verbeek le 02/10/2019 à 8:17

    7 January 2004 Professor Bart Tromp of Political Science at Leiden University and editor of the Yearbook for Democratic Socialism is a declared enemy of any change in the electoral system of the Netherlands which would in any way result in the direct election of mayors, the prime minister and both […]

  • Bourdain’s Search for the Perfect Meal
    par Veronica Verbeek le 25/09/2019 à 7:54

    In memory of the American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain 25 June 1956 – 8 June 2018 a review on A Cook’s Tour, 2001 The perfect meal. What is it? For our purposes, the word is ‘complete’.  A perfect meal lacks nothing, it is complete. On the other hand, any meal […]

  • Directions (Posoki)
    par Veronica Verbeek le 25/09/2019 à 3:47

    A suicide in Bulgaria Posoki (Directions) is an intriguing road movie which gives us a bleak outlook on present day Bulgaria. A taxi driver is bribed at the bank. He kills the banker and himself. Five colleagues and their customers react on this while driving from A to B and listening to the radio, […]

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