Filmfetish Friday: The Trip, Attack the Block, La Nana

Filmfetish Friday: The Trip, Attack the Block, La Nana

Jul 1, 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? I 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.

The Trip

English comedians Steve Coogan (famous for being Alan Partridge) and Rob Brydon play themselves in The Trip. That’s super funny and a bit painful at the same time. Coogan was very successful in Britain as actor and comedian. He even won a BAFTA (the British Oscar), but he seems a bit past his peak now, whereas Rob is starting to get bigger and bigger with his imitations. So Coogan plays Coogan as a star on his return and Brydon is the ‘mediocre’ guy. They make fun of each other, but also with each other. Either way, it’s very amusing to see the two friends making a culinary trip through Northern England while doing all kinds of great imitations, from Woody Allen to Michael Caine, and many many more. The Trip was originally a television show of six episodes and I definitely want to see that as well, because I laughed during this entire film.

Watch this film in Cineville’s: The Movies and Cinecenter

Attack the Block

Yeah baby! Sometimes, when you go to the sneak, you get a nice surprise. Attack the Block is nothing less than total awesomeness. The makers of Shaun of the Dead did it again, they made a fantastic parody. Not with zombies this time, but with aliens. Aliens who… attack the block! Which they shouldn’t have, because the block is a tough neighbourhood in South London where the fifteen year old Moses and his gang rule the place. Fast film, good young actors, cockney English and aliens. What more do you want? Nick Frost playing a stoner with a weed room? Attack the Block has got it all.

Watch this film in: release date still unknown, so keep an eye open.

La Nana

New week, new film about a housemaid. Not a beautiful and charming one as in Les Femmes du 6ème Étage, but a sociopathic weird one. Raquel, the ‘nana’ of this Chilean family, is a bit overworked. So her boss hires another maid to help her out. Not a good idea. Raquel can’t stand the new girl from Peru. In fact, she can’t stand any other maid in the house. Untill maid Lucy makes her entrance and Raquel starts to unwind a little.
Catalina Saavedra is absolutely great as Raquel, being scary and endearing at the same time. The director did a good job as well by making a film which has in fact only one setting (the house) still interesting to watch. That house is the house he grew up in by the way.

Watch this film in Cineville’s: Rialto.

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