FilmTotaal presents five exciting new film reviews for Dutch cinemas this week.

News - 23 February 2024
FilmTotaal presents five fresh reviews of upcoming films set to debut in Dutch cinemas this week. nnFirst up is 'Le successeur' (2023), directed by Xavier Legrand and starring Marc-André Grondin, Yves Jacques, Laetitia Isambert-Denis, and Anne-Élisabeth Bossé. According to Aram Isaac, this mysterious film takes viewers on wonderfully unexpected turns and ramps up the tension considerably.

nnNext on the list is 'Drive-Away Dolls' (2024), helmed by Ethan Coen and featuring Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan, Beanie Feldstein, and Joey Slotnick in the cast. Terence Shea notes that this film fulfills Coen's long-time desire to create it, offering entertainment but falling short of becoming the long-awaited masterpiece. nnMoving on, 'Land of Bad' (2024) directed by William Eubank and starring Liam Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Luke Hemsworth, and Ricky Whittle, is reviewed by Jip Strijbos.

Described as an action-packed thriller, Strijbos acknowledges the film's ability to deliver on action and excitement, suggesting that sometimes simplicity is enough to please audiences. nn'Rapito' (2023) directed by Marco Bellocchio and featuring Paolo Pierobon, Fausto Russo Alesi, Barbara Ronchi, and Enea Sala explores a forgotten scandal from nineteenth-century Italy. Sjoerd van Wijk praises the film for its bombastic approach to storytelling, breathing life into a historical event that has long been overlooked.

nnFinally, 'Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry' (2023) directed by Elene Naveriani and starring Eka Chavleishvili, Temiko Chichinadze, Lia Abuladze, and Teo Babukhadia, offers a unique perspective on happiness through a romantic drama. Aram Rook's review highlights the film's underexposed viewpoint, providing audiences with a fresh take on the theme of finding joy and fulfillment. nnIn conclusion, these five films each offer something unique to audiences, from suspenseful mysteries to action-packed thrillers and thought-provoking dramas.

As they make their debuts in Dutch cinemas, viewers will have the opportunity to experience a diverse range of storytelling and cinematic styles.