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Boyd van Hoeij

Boyd van Hoeij
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet All You Can Eat Bouddha (2017) The film morphs from something oddball but nonetheless semi-realistic into a disquietingly strange tale featuring a talking octopus and a revolution that might be at once political and intestinal.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
No Score Yet Indian Horse (2018) Important but not very nuanced.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
No Score Yet Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle (2017) A tone-deaf disappointment from writer-director Mike van Diem.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
No Score Yet Miracle (Stebuklas) (2017) Neither the writing nor the filmmaking are sharp or go deep enough to warrant any kind of wider breakout beyond local and festival play.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
No Score Yet The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (2017) Art house fare that's challenging but also rewarding, with the oblique early going giving way to an increasingly clear picture as the two orphaned youngsters try and come to terms with the world and their dark past.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
No Score Yet The Poet and The Boy (Si-e-nui sa-rang) (2017) This is clearly a first work with several issues, especially in its midsection, that's nonetheless promising and already makes one wonder what Kim will do next.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
60% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
No Score Yet Equilibrium (L'equilibrio) (2017) Modest but stubbornly effective, like its protagonist.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
No Score Yet Mademoiselle Paradis (2017) An inquisitive, curious and gorgeously accoutered period piece about science, the senses and the position of women in Mozart-era Austria.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
No Score Yet Gatta Cenerentola (2017) The classic fairytale gets an unexpectedly dark and adult update in Cinderella the Cat (Gatta cenerentola), a strikingly animated tale ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
No Score Yet Krieg (2017) Looks crisp and impressive on the big screen and is studded with solid performances from top to bottom.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
25% The Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2017) Roskam's structural choices weaken the overall intensity of the story, while a third-act detour into another genre is simply misguided.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
83% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017) Confidently assembled and acted with impressive precision, this striking debut feature finally doesn't fully convince psychologically but is nonetheless a more than solid calling card for Legrand.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
No Score Yet Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017) ... it feels like this film is definitely unsure what it is trying to say.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
80% Angels Wear White (2017) Luminously filmed but restrained to a fault, this is the kind of drama that suggests something about the difficult position of women in China, but what exactly the film wants to say is harder to pin down.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
No Score Yet Love and Bullets (Ammore e malavita) (2017) This is, for all its longueurs, some ill-advised detours into English and a few tone-deaf jokes, a surprisingly enjoyable package.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
No Score Yet Life Guidance (2017) The screenplay and direction retain an intentionally somewhat stifling quality that lends the proceeds a generally ominous air without ever becoming truly involving.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
80% Caniba (2017) [A] frequently uncomfortable but always fascinating work ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
No Score Yet The House by the Sea (La villa) (2017) Guediguian remains very tuned in to the myriad problems associated with living in a village and on the coast in the 21st century.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
No Score Yet La mélodie (2017) The cinematic equivalent of a pretty comfortable but also rather everyday sweater.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
7% Woodshock (2017) Often looks and sounds fabulous but is frequently devoid of any kind of clear meaning.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
No Score Yet This Is Congo (2017) A war documentary without a clear target audience.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
100% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) This gorgeously shot and classily acted feature might be a reel too long but is nonetheless a fascinating piece of work ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
No Score Yet Endangered Species (Espéces menacées) (2017) This gorgeously shot exploration of power relationships and broken families has several very incisive moments and is well acted.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
No Score Yet Eye on Juliet (2017) A surprisingly cliched and tone-deaf melodrama updated with some newish technology.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
No Score Yet Dragonfly Eyes (2017) A failed experiment.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
80% Mrs. Fang (2017) Especially because we know so little about the woman herself, she is practically all of us, as death will come knocking on all our doors sooner or later.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
No Score Yet Iceman (2017) Basically a visceral thrill ride through the Alpine Copper Age ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
No Score Yet The Song of Scorpions (2017) Generally speaking, the film suffers from a somewhat fuzzy storytelling style.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
40% Madame Hyde (2017) Eccentric and occasionally hilarious, this is yet another uniquely Bozonian creation ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
100% The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis) (2017) Young writer-directors Andrea Testa and Francisco Marquez shrewdly use their Average Joe protagonist to explore questions of (feigned) political disinterest and civil responsibility under a repressive dictatorship.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
82% Jesus (2017) Jesus' sex scenes are pretty explicit but this actually serves a purpose, as the studiedly careless way in which Guzzoni has choreographed and shot them helps suggest something about the character's more than casual attitude towards intimacy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
No Score Yet The Garden (Sommerhäuser) (2017) Relaxed in its rhythms but not in its outlook, which is at once universal and pleasingly specific, and admirably loose-limbed yet densely packed with details ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
88% 4 Days in France (Jours de France) (2017) What the film does offer is gorgeous shots of the French countryside and an idea of how different gay men navigate present-day life in France.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
No Score Yet Tarzan's Testicles (2017) Even if there are no easy answers, it is absolutely fascinating to watch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
No Score Yet Marie-Francine (2017) The story's gradual shift into over-50 romantic-comedy territory is somewhat unexpected but also rather lovely ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
No Score Yet Strange Daughter (Fremde Tochter) (2017) This is the kind of finger-on-the-pulse art house fare that reflects issues people in Germany and elsewhere are grappling with ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
87% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) This gorgeously realized feature, shot entirely outdoors, explores the agony and ecstasy of a birdwatcher called Fernando, whose encounters after an accident in a nature reserve start to echo elements of the life of Anthony of Padua.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
50% Demain tout commence (2016) The film's first act is full of mixed messages that lead to an unsteady, fluctuating tone.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
No Score Yet Demons in Paradise (2017) Well-intentioned but lacking in specifics.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
100% The Nothing Factory (A Fábrica de Nada) (2017) A grainy, nearly three-hour opus that unexpectedly morphs from vérité-like neorealist drama into that unicorn of cinematic genres: a neorealist musical.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
14% Frost (2017) There really isn't all that much to recommend, with the lead characters never fleshed out and the narrative about as aimless as the GPS-less protagonists.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
45% The Summit (La cordillera) (2017) Never manages to articulate a more nuanced idea than the fact that politicians are people, too.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
86% Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017) At once an enjoyable genre ride and a feminist arthouse story, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts might send some heads rolling but has its own head firmly on its shoulders.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
85% Hermia & Helena (2017) While viewers might be amused by Camila's romantic travails, it is only here that she finally becomes a fully rounded human being who is also extremely touching.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
80% Makala (2017) Interesting in a watch-at-home, National-Geographic-Channel sort of way ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
91% Tempestad (2016) There's no denying that stories about the wider consequences of human trafficking... are important. But the way Huezo has organized her material doesn't do it any favors.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
No Score Yet Plot 35 (Carré 35) (2017) Offers a fascinating snapshot of 20th-century history and how it impacted one family on a personal level, even if the film struggles to really fuse its macro and micro levels.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
60% Gabriel and the Mountain (Gabriel e a montanha) (2017) What kind of commercial market there is out there for this kind of fare beyond Brazil, where Buchmann's story is quite well-known, remains a question mark.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
65% April's Daughter (Las hijas de Abril) (2017) All the illuminating mise-en-scene and framing in the world can't compensate for a screenplay that has some focus issues.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017