Filmfetish Friday: Source Code, (Untitled), Tony Manero

Filmfetish Friday: Source Code, (Untitled), Tony Manero

Jun 17, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event
About the author
As a freelance journalist, Anouk (26) usually writes about what other people do or like. In her precious spare time she watches arthouse films. Not a few. A lot, thanks to her trusted Cineville pass. Here she can finally share her film-fetish with the world.

To watch or not to watch? Anouk will tour around Amsterdam’s cinemas and answer this crucial question every Friday. Without mercy, of course. Sucky movies will be slaughtered, cinematographic pearls will be appreciated as such. Or the other way around. After all, good taste is in the eye of the beholder.

Source Code

All-righty, how to explain this? Source Code, with Jake Gyllenhaal and the always sympathetic Michelle Monaghan, is about time travelling. Well, not real time travelling, but some sort of ‘the last eight minutes of one single persons life repeating over and over again’, and a dead soldier.. Right, just go see Jake trying to prevent a huge bomb from exploding. The director, the son of David Bowie, made a typical action film with a very original twist.

Watch this film in: Pathe de Munt, Pathe City, Pathe Arena, The Movies.


One word: hi-la-ri-ous! (Untitled) is about the art scene in New York. A world where people go to a ‘concert’ where a bucket plays an important part. A world where people wear glasses without needing them. A world where a thumbtack is art. A world where Josh Jacobs earns a lot of money with ugly paintings and where his arty-farty brother Adrian (a great Adam Goldberg) doesn’t earn either money or respect. Everything changes for the better when the sexy art gallery owner Malory, and her sound-making-outfits, show up in Adrian’s life though, except for his brother Josh’s liking her too.

Watch this film in: Smart Cinema, Kriterion.

Tony Manero

I haven’t seen this film yet, but I really want to. It’s about a psycho John Travolta-imitator in Chile. Sounds like a grind-house film, but it isn’t. The imitator, Raúl Peralta, really wants to win a national TV-contest and be the best John Travolta imitator in the the country, but what else can you do when you live under the hard regime of Pinochet? During the contest, Raúl (played by Post Mortem’s Alfredo Castro ) murders some people and steels some stuff, while the secret police is watching him and his dancing friends. They have a better reason for this than the few incidental killings though..

Watch this film in: EYE.

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