Yves Bouwen

My favorites are a bit mainstream. I love to discover cult movies, hidden gems, that one movie that is completely bonkers.

Favorite films

  • Back to the Future
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Pulp Fiction
  • WarGames

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  • Incredible But True

    ★★★★

  • Final Cut

    ★★★½

  • The Beastmaster

    ★★★★

  • Bubba Ho-tep

    ★★★★½

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  • Incredible But True

    Incredible But True

    ★★★★

    I don't know what is going on in this movie, but it is very funny. Where do the ants come from? I assume it is a cautionary tale - who can say? Still despite all risks and hazards shown in this movie, I want a "bite électronique".

  • Final Cut

    Final Cut

    ★★★½

    This is a remake of the underground cult hit, One Cut of the Dead. I love One Cut of the Dead. I showed it to a lot of people and it worked for all of them. When an Oscar wining director does a remake, I take it as a recognition not just of One Cut of the Dead, but of all underground filmmakers and their fans.

    The movie is very loyal to the original, even the original Japanese names are…

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★

    Kurt Russel wasn't a bad Elvis, Jonathan Rhys Meyers wasn't bad either. Both in a made for television film and miniseries. Bubba Ho-Tep rules. But Austin Butler is really, really, really impressive.

    Despite the impressive visual and musical (re-)mix Lurhmann brings, this is narratively a rather standard biopic. Some performances are recreated loyal.

    It is telling that the most touching fragment was archival footage. It is an award acceptance speech Elvis gives, which closes with the word: "I learned very…

  • The Beastmaster

    The Beastmaster

    ★★★★

    I am on a Don Coscarelli roll.

    According the to psychotronic encyclopedia of film, this made everyone older than 12 fleeing the theater. There must be still somewhere a child hidden inside me. I like it.

    There are a lot of sexy beasts in this movie, but the real stars are two thieving ferrets, Kodo and Podo.