Filmfetish Friday: My week with Marilyn, The Inbetweeners, Le Havre

Filmfetish Friday: My week with Marilyn, The Inbetweeners, Le Havre

Feb 3, 2012 |  by  |  Art
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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.

My last week before I bid you all adieu as temporary sub for Miss Kemper. It was short, but sexy. I thank the many film geek fans I have gained and hope to see you soon in a comfy red velvet cinema chair.

My week with Marilyn

One disadvantage of being an IMDB addict is reading about amazing film projects long before they are released. Subsequently, this film has been on my bucket list for quite some time. After hearing Michelle Williams would portray the legend herself and aware of her skills I was looking forward to her interpretation of Monroe. Marilyn is from a time when Hollywood was a different world, unlike the current day and age where everyone that has a mediocre voice and a webcam can become the next best thing. The Monroe area was one of legends and untouchables.

My week with Marilyn depicts that fame mayhem and tells the story of a young lad, Colin Clark, that is drawn to it. Barely 25 he plummets onto the film set of The Prince and the Showgirl. Starting out as the directors third he soon becomes a confidant of Marilyn. Insecurity regarding her abilities and a continuous fear of being abandoned cause Marilyn delay and frustrations on set. Clark seems to have a positive effect on Marilyn’s state of mind and is asked to accompany her during her stay. This film is based on the true adventures of writer and filmmaker Colin Clark, which offers an inside peek into the life of a legend. Michelle plays the role of her life and gives us a stunningly accurate Marilyn.

Watch this film in Cineville’s The Movies and Cinecenter. Also in Pathe (City, Munt and Tuschinski).

The Inbetweeners

Ha! This one made me gasp for breath a good few times. The inbetweeners is a tv-series gone movie, which you might recognize from a late night Tuesday on Veronica. It is a true coming of age tale. I for one can very much identify with the teenage, drunk nights in Spain, endlessly searching for a good snog from Don Juan. These four lads from South England do just that. Disappointed with the female game back home they decide to go on ‘pussy patrol’ abroad. I know it sounds very cliché and a bit ‘been there done that’, but the inbetweeners is original and funny, and the thick southern accents of the boys makes it all the more entertaining!

Watch this film in Pathe Arena and Munt.

Le Havre

Le Havre tells the story of Marcel Marx. Fed up with his life as a writer he decides to become a shoe-polisher and live an easy existence with his caring wife Arletty. His content way of life is soon to be disturbed by a kid who is a refugee from Africa. Marcel decides to take the kid under his wing and protect him from the local authorities. This film is a demonstration on how to fight human indifference with a positive and optimistic attitude. One to watch!

Watch this film in Cineville’s Ketelhuis, Cinecenter and Rialto.

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