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stijnh has written 7 reviews for films during 2017.

  • Out of Thin Air

    Out of Thin Air

    I fell asleep halfway through, but I did make the mental note to reconsider traveling to Iceland, the weather looked horrible most of the time.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★½

    Not sure what the hype is all about: Justine Bieber plays Baby, the granddaughter of Elisabeth Shue plays his love interest, Jon Hamm tries his hand at a greasy version of Pulp Fiction's John Travolta, and the music tries what Quentin Tarantino managed with Reservoir Dogs/Pulp Fiction/Jackie Brown.

    It's a combination of "cool" stuff that should work on paper, executed without cool. And no, Ansel Elgort is not Ryan Gosling. And no, this is not "Drive" "but with fun". This…

  • What's With Wheat?

    What's With Wheat?

    ★★★

    The documentary consists of three interwoven elements: a series of interviews with specialists, stock footage of reaping wheat fields, and one, odd, short movie-in-a-movie of a lady discovering wheat everywhere, expressing disgust, doubt, and desperation.

    The strength of the documentary is its message, and while in the end the message of some of the interviewees seems to be "there is no science, so why risk it; give no-wheat a try", the overall message of whole foods, mainly plant-based eating arrives…

  • Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower

    Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower

    All over the place.

  • Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out

    Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out

    ★★

    Definitely not his best, probably his worst actually.

  • Rings

    Rings

    ½

    The Ring now also available for high school kids. Prettier, happier, more productive.

  • The Accountant

    The Accountant

    ★★

    I had high hopes despite Ben Affleck, mainly that he would be Matt Damon, but he wasn't.