Explore FilmTotaal's Latest Reviews of Films Premiering in Dutch Cinemas This Week: From Tense Dramas to Heartfelt Documentaries and Animated Shorts, There's Something for Every Movie Lover

News - 10 November 2023
FilmTotaal presents new reviews of upcoming films premiering in Dutch cinemas this week. With a diverse selection of genres and themes, these films offer something for every movie lover. Let's delve into the world of cinema and explore what these films have to offer.

nnThe first film on the list is "The Marvels" (2023), directed by Nia DaCosta and featuring a star-studded cast including Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, and Samuel L. Jackson. The sequel to Captain Marvel has been highly anticipated, but according to Arjan Welles, it feels rushed despite the four-year wait.

Find out more about "The Marvels" and what Welles has to say in his full review.nnNext up is "Hardcore Never Dies" (2023), directed by Jim Taihuttu and starring Joes Brauers, Jim Deddes, Rosa Stil, and Jordy Dijkshoorn. This Dutch coming-of-age drama promises a great leading role and intense beats, as Justus Stemfoort explores in his review.

Discover why "Hardcore Never Dies" is a must-watch for fans of gritty storytelling.nn"The Albanian Virgin" (2021), directed by Bujar Alimani, tells the story of a young Albanian woman who dares to make a life-changing decision. Featuring a talented cast including Mimoza Azemi, Fatlume Bunjaku, Kasem Hoxha, and Astrit Kabashi, Lisa van der Waal delves into the drama and depth of this film in her review.

Learn more about the emotional journey of "The Albanian Virgin" and its impact on viewers.nnIn "The Miracle Club" (2023), directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan and starring Maggie Smith, Laura Linney, Kathy Bates, and Agnes O'Casey, a heartwarming story unfolds. Terence Shea explores the surprising honesty and beauty of this film in his review, showcasing the talent of the cast and crew.

Dive into the world of "The Miracle Club" and experience a story that will stay with you long after the credits roll.nn"Une Nuit" (2023), directed by Alex Lutz and featuring Karin Viard, Alex Lutz, Jérôme Pouly, and Noémie De Lattre, takes viewers on a nocturnal journey through Paris. Thierry Verhoeven delves into the character-driven narrative of this film in his review, highlighting the emotional depth and connection between the main characters.

Explore the enchanting world of "Une Nuit" and experience the magic of a night in the City of Lights.nn"Everything is still as it should be" (2023), directed by Erwin van den Eshof and starring Barbara Sloesen, Walid Benmbarek, Sanne Langelaar, and Holly Mae Brood, presents a stark contrast to its title. Terence Shea criticizes the filmmaking in this movie, labeling it as the worst of its kind.

Discover what went wrong in "Everything is still as it should be" and why it failed to meet expectations.nn"Our Nature, Wild Belgium" (2022), a nature documentary directed by Dick Harrewijn, Pim Niesten, and Maria Lise Van Lente, focuses on the beauty of Belgium's wildlife. With Matteo Simoni leading the film, Arjan Welles examines how our southern neighbors attempt to capture the essence of Dutch nature documentaries.

Explore the wonders of "Our Nature, Wild Belgium" and discover the magic of the natural world.nn"I'm Perfectly Fine" (2023), an animated short film directed by Dario van Vree, sheds light on the serious issue of burnout in a cheerful and engaging manner. Featuring Tijn de Jong, Penny Jenkinson, Meghna Kumar, and Jetty Mathurin, Lisa van der Waal explores the impact of this social phenomenon and how it is portrayed in the film.

Learn more about "I'm Perfectly Fine" and its unique take on a prevalent societal issue.nnLastly, "In the Court of the Crimson King" (2022), a documentary directed by Toby Amies, delves into the rich history of the legendary band King Crimson. With Toby Amies, Adrian Belew, Biff Blumfumgagnge, and Bill Bruford leading the way, Sjoerd van Wijk reviews the raw and immersive storytelling of this documentary.

Discover the untold stories behind King Crimson in "In the Court of the Crimson King" and immerse yourself in the world of rock music history.