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Adventure film


Blood Diamond  2006 film review

Blood Diamond 2006

When arm dealer Archer learns about the hidden huge pink diamond he sets out across the Sierra Leone torn by civil war to get it.

Dances with Wolves 1990 film review

Dances with Wolves 1990

Lieutenant John Dunbar at the end of the Civil War takes a secluded outpost, where apart from the breathtaking nature he also finds Indians, who will change his life.



Animation




Biography


1492: Conquest of Paradise 1992 film review

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1992

In 1492 Christopher Columbus is planning the expedition to find the western route to reach the India. But what he will dicover will change the face of the world.

A Beautiful Mind 2001 film review

A Beautiful Mind 2001

A brilliant mathematician, John Nash, receives an offer to work with the secret services in tracking messages encrypted in the newspapers. His task absorbs him so completely that he does not even notice his deteriorating health.



Comedy


Without a Clue 1988 film review

Without a Clue 1988

Tired of Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson is about to end their cooperation. And why not, he created the character of Sherlock Holmes...

The Sting 1973 film review

The Sting 1973

Two petty crooks plan to take revenge on the gangster responsible for death of their friend. And they do it the only way they know - by preparing a swindle.



Comedy-drama


Fish Don’t Blink 2002 film review

Fish Don’t Blink 2002

Two young people reach the small restaurant in the middle of the desert near the Mexican border when their car brokes down. Inside they will find something more than just food and water.



Courtroom drama


12 Angry Men 1957 film review

12 Angry Men 1957

After hearing the evidence twelve jurors are closed in a room, where they will decide the fate of a young Latino suspected of killing his father. The verdict seems to be quite obvious, but only to eleven of the jurors...

Philadelphia 1993 film review

Philadelphia 1993

Successful lawyer discovers that he is HIV positive. No one at work knew that he is homosexual, but when symptoms become visible is suddenly fired for incompetence. He decides to sue his employers.



Crime story


Sunset Blvd. 1950 film review

Sunset Blvd. 1950

Aspiring writer and an aging star of silent moviess can help each other, but everything in this life has a price.

Psycho 1960 film review

Psycho 1960

Secretary steals $40,000 from her employer and leaves town. She stops at a small motel run by a shy man. Soon the woman dies.



Detective comedy


Without a Clue 1988 film review

Without a Clue 1988

Tired of Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson is about to end their cooperation. And why not, he created the character of Sherlock Holmes...

The Sting 1973 film review

The Sting 1973

Two petty crooks plan to take revenge on the gangster responsible for death of their friend. And they do it the only way they know - by preparing a swindle.



Detective fiction




Disaster film


The Storm 2009 film review

The Storm 2009

The storm in the North Sea caused one of the worst floods in Holland history, but behind the statistics there are personal tragedies and unusual stories.

The Wave 2015 film review

The Wave 2015

Geologist Kristian Eikjord is about to leave his job at picturesque Geiranger, but if his suspicions are right the area can be stricken by natural disaster.



Drama


Beauty of the Day 1967 film review

Beauty of the Day 1967

Severine, a bored wife of a doctor, decides to change something in her life. She chooses to become a prostitute.

Forrest Gump 1994 film review

Forrest Gump 1994

Forrest Gump is not beautiful, he is not smart, he has no particular talents except for one, which distinguishes him from other people - his honest, naive and contagious goodness.



Fantasy


Cria Cuervos 1976 film review

Cria Cuervos 1976

A little girl escapes into twe world of imagination, to forget about her miserable live with her heartless father and aunt.

The Seventh Seal 1957 film review

The Seventh Seal 1957

Look on the true meaning of life through the eyes of Ingmar Bergman - Knight returning from Crusades meets Death and plays a game of chess where his life is at stake.



Gangster film


The Sting 1973 film review

The Sting 1973

Two petty crooks plan to take revenge on the gangster responsible for death of their friend. And they do it the only way they know - by preparing a swindle.

West Side Story 1961 film review

West Side Story 1961

Two New York street gang are fighting for the control over one of the suburbs. Instead of continuing the small encounters they plan one big battle that will decide the fate of the neighbourhood.



Historical drama


Battleship Potemkin 1925 film review

Battleship Potemkin 1925

On the verge of revolution Russian sailors aboard battleship Potemkin are about to revolt against the unhuman conditions.

Gone with the Wind 1939 film review

Gone with the Wind 1939

During American Civil War young woman, Scarlett O’Hara, has to face the difficult choices to keep her family estate, Tara. Throughout her life we see how war changed the South forever.



Horror film


Ju-On: The Grudge 2002 film review

Ju-On: The Grudge 2002

Young social worker visits house of Tokunaga family only to find that there is something within these walls that remembers the old grudges.

The Shining 1980 film review

The Shining 1980

Jack with his wife and son move in winter to a completely deserted hotel in the mountains. Jack has to take care of the building, but the gloomy atmosphere around seems to have a negative impact on him.



Medical drama




Melodrama


The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964 film review

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964

Young Genevieve wants to marry her boyfriend Guy, but the war in Algeria separates them when he is drafted into the army. Will their love survive the test?



Musical


Cabaret  1972 film review

Cabaret 1972

When fascists are taking over the power in Germany the cabaret seems to be the only place, where the world is like it used to be. But not for long.

A Hard Day’s Night 1964 film review

A Hard Day’s Night 1964

The Beatles prepare for their TV appearance in London, but their manager, Norm, has problem in keeping an eye on them since none of the famous four even tries to make his life any easier.



Mystery film


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975 film review

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975

Criminal McMurphy tries to go avoid being sent to prison by faking mental illness. When he arrives to the institution he learns that even despite the strict rigor he can be himself.

The Shining 1980 film review

The Shining 1980

Jack with his wife and son move in winter to a completely deserted hotel in the mountains. Jack has to take care of the building, but the gloomy atmosphere around seems to have a negative impact on him.



Mysticism


Mother Joan of the Angels 1961 film review

Mother Joan of the Angels 1961

Jesuit Suryn is sent to a remote monastery to investigate the rumors that the nuns and their prioress are possessed by the devil.

Don’t Look Now 1973 film review

Don’t Look Now 1973

After tragic death of their daughter a married couple moves to Venice, where John will be restoring old church. The later events will make him question his own sanity.



Political film


Cabaret  1972 film review

Cabaret 1972

When fascists are taking over the power in Germany the cabaret seems to be the only place, where the world is like it used to be. But not for long.

The Great Dictator 1940 film review

The Great Dictator 1940

The film tells the story of the dictator Hynkel, who rules the fictitious country of Tomania, and prepares with his ally Benzino Napaloni an invasion of neighbouring country Austerlich. There is a barber in Tomania, who is dictator’s doppelgänger...



Psychological drama


12 Angry Men 1957 film review

12 Angry Men 1957

After hearing the evidence twelve jurors are closed in a room, where they will decide the fate of a young Latino suspected of killing his father. The verdict seems to be quite obvious, but only to eleven of the jurors...

Johnny Got His Gun 1971 film review

Johnny Got His Gun 1971

A young American volunteers to join the World War 1. The explosion of the bomb almost turns him into a vegetable, but Johnny is still alive, still have feeling and still can think.



Romance film


Casablanca 1942 film review

Casablanca 1942

Cynical owner of nightclub is surprised by visit of a woman he passionately loved, but who left him without explanation. Now he has to make some tough decisions.

The Bridges of Madison County 1992 film review

The Bridges of Madison County 1992

After the death of their mother her children discover things she left behind - her diary and informations about an affair she had many years ago in Madison County.



Romantic comedy


Roman Holiday 1953 film review

Roman Holiday 1953

Young princess bored stiff with the official etiquette decides to see the world of ordinary people. American journalist shows her the joys of simple life.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1961 film review

Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1961

Holly found a way to live a happy life - she makes her living with money from her admirers. Aspiring writer Paul begins to watch her and discover how much they have in common.



Sci fi film


Sexmission 1983 film review

Sexmission 1983

Two men agree to take part in a scientific experiment - they will be hibernated for 3 years. But when they wake up the world looks completely different than how they remembered it.

Capricorn One 1978 film review

Capricorn One 1978

NASA prepares the take-off of manned mission to Mars, but how the crew members will soon discover it will not be in any way missino similiar to previous ones.



Sport films


The Hell of ’63 2009 film review

The Hell of ’63 2009

Whole Holland is preparing for important event - Elfstedentocht - the 200 km skating race. But in 1963 the surprising change of weather made this day a legend.

The Replacements 2000 film review

The Replacements 2000

During strike of pro players controversial coach comes up with idea of bringing the talented players that never made it to the pro level and building team out of them.



Spy film


Doctor No 1962 film review

Doctor No 1962

British agent James Bond is sent on his first mission - he has to stop the evil mastermind from sending the rockets on the cities.

Funeral in Berlin 1966 film review

Funeral in Berlin 1966

British agent is sent to Cold War era Berlin to make arrangements for defection of high level Russian officer. Soon he discovers that something is going on around him and he can trust no one.



Surreal


Beauty of the Day 1967 film review

Beauty of the Day 1967

Severine, a bored wife of a doctor, decides to change something in her life. She chooses to become a prostitute.

Don’t Look Now 1973 film review

Don’t Look Now 1973

After tragic death of their daughter a married couple moves to Venice, where John will be restoring old church. The later events will make him question his own sanity.



Thriller


Don’t Look Now 1973 film review

Don’t Look Now 1973

After tragic death of their daughter a married couple moves to Venice, where John will be restoring old church. The later events will make him question his own sanity.

The Ghost Train 1941 film review

The Ghost Train 1941

Eight passengers are left on small train station somewhere in the Cornwall countryside. With storm outside they have to spend the night there, but the stationmaster warns them about the ghost train that was seen crossing that area.



War film


Johnny Got His Gun 1971 film review

Johnny Got His Gun 1971

A young American volunteers to join the World War 1. The explosion of the bomb almost turns him into a vegetable, but Johnny is still alive, still have feeling and still can think.

Casablanca 1942 film review

Casablanca 1942

Cynical owner of nightclub is surprised by visit of a woman he passionately loved, but who left him without explanation. Now he has to make some tough decisions.



Western film


Dances with Wolves 1990 film review

Dances with Wolves 1990

Lieutenant John Dunbar at the end of the Civil War takes a secluded outpost, where apart from the breathtaking nature he also finds Indians, who will change his life.

Little Big Man 1970 film review

Little Big Man 1970

Jack grew up among the Cheyenne, then he was a prisoner of the US Army and spent his life on the border between the two cultures. Through his lifestory we see the price Indians paid for the growth of the United States.