Film Fetish Friday: De Rouille Et D'os, Somewhere Tonight, Rock of Ages

Film Fetish Friday: De Rouille Et D’os, Somewhere Tonight, Rock of Ages

Jun 22, 2012 |  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.

De Rouille Et D’os

Wow, that’s the word: wow. This film may be a bit too dramatic from time to time, but the characters won me over, so I didn’t care anymore. After Rundskop (Bullhead) I am a big fan of Matthias Schoenaerts. In this film he’s the big, strong, silent guy again: Alain. Being a boxer in Belgium, he now works in security in France, trying to make a new life for himself and his son. Things get interesting when he meets the beautiful Stéphanie (Marion Cotillard). Stéphanie just had a horrible accident while doing her job as an Orca trainer. When these two damaged people meet eachother, something good happens. Really, go see this film if you want to be impressed. Great script, great acting, great music (Bon Iver). I should have known, director Jacques Audiard also made one of my favourite films: Un Prophète.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Het Ketelhuis and Studio K. Also in Pathe (Tuschinski and City).

Somewhere Tonight

Long, long ago, Theo van Gogh made a film called 06. It was about phone sex. Back in the day all sex lines started with 06, you know. Those were the days (for Menno Buch). Anyway, people like Steve Buscemi and John Turturro became fans of Van Gogh’s work and have made American versions of Blind Date and Interview already. Now they did the same with 06. But there is one little thing that doesn’t quite work. The film is about phone sex, so there must be some sort of phone sex in it. Well, there’s a phone but no sex. At all. Weird! In stead, we have to watch people talk about their boring problems. Please, try to get a hold of the real 06 and remember once more that Holland lost a very talented person.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Het Ketelhuis.

Rock of Ages

Sometimes it can be really nice to get annoyed. That’s why I want to see this film. Tom Cruise is in there. And I can’t think of a more annoying actor than Tom Cruise. Maybe Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump.. Jesus!!!), but Tom Cruise is a good follow-up. The story of Rock of Ages is based on the protest movement of Tipper Gore. Yes, Al Gore’s wive. In 1985 she listened to Prince’s album Purple Rain and was shocked by all the sex-related lyrics (Americans don’t have sex, did you know?). So Tipper tried to ban a lot of music. Could make a good story. One problem – besides Tom Cruise – the music in Rock of Ages isn’t offensive or hinting at sex at all. You’ve never seen such well-behaved rock. JAWN. By the way, did I tell it’s a musical? Run and puke while you still can.

Watch this film in Cineville’s The Movies. Also in Pathe (all of them).

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