Niels ’t Hooft

Niels ’t Hooft

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5 ♥︎ – Struck a nerve
4 ♥︎ – Great Movie
3 ♥︎ – Liked it!
3 – Fine
2 – Mediocre
1 – Bad

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    Nomadland

    ★★★★

    Mad Max for the elderly.

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★

    It’s like a mashup of every sci-if space marine and science experiment gone wrong game sequence I ever played, except this is the template they all borrowed from. Holds up a little less in terms of pacing and effects than I remembered though. Some of the model work looks like a Thunderbirds episode and in the later parts the aliens start looking like stunt guys in suits.

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    I told myself before not to go to Cinemajestic in Zutphen anymore, but I forgot. It's one of these places where people can order snacks during the show by pressing a button. So they do. Minutes into the movie. And once again later. The concept somehow requires a lamp between each pair of seats, so people can read the menu, meaning that there's always a bright light in the corner of your eye.

    On top of that, this time: people…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    My wife is critical of the whole 'white male asshole celebration' aspect of this and other Paul Thomas Anderson movies, and I feel that, though I do think the movies criticize it themselves, too.

    Phantom Thread has continued growing on me since I saw it, the depiction of the two (three?) main characters is so subtle and intelligent that the whole thing is still developing in my mind ('nagaren', sorry, Dutch pun).

    The image that stuck with me most is Reynolds' mother as a young bride. The photo, and then the repetition of the image in a fever dream. Exquisitely done!