Movie reviews of Niels Matthijs

These are all the movies and series that Niels has reviewed. Read more at: Onderhond.

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Number of movie reviews: 164 / 164


Poster for Modest Heroes

Modest Heroes


It's a pleasant, easy and slightly challenging watch that leaves you wanting more.

18 april

18 apr

Poster for Paris Is Us

Paris Is Us


Paris Is Us is not an easy watch. It's a film that challenges its viewers, digs deep into its main characters and chases an entire city's state of being.

15 april

15 apr

Poster for สวยลากไส้



Sick Nurses is a film that will appeal to genre fans who appreciate a film that knowingly and expertly breaks some of the established rules in order to create something a little different.

11 april

11 apr

Poster for Birds Without Names

Birds Without Names


A powerhouse performance by Yu Aoi, some rather stylish visuals and a highly atmospheric soundtrack make this a standout entry that highlights Shiraishi's talents.

4 april

4 apr

Poster for Robotto kânibaru

Robotto kânibaru


The animation is exemplary, the art styles wildly original and the stories support the madness. There are two shorts that don't quite cut it, but the boundless quality of the others easily makes up for that.

23 march

23 mar

Poster for Mirai



Mirai is lushly animated, features a competent score and above average voice acting, but most of all it has a strong and beautiful heart that keeps the drama both relevant and touching.

17 march

17 mar

Poster for Eagle vs Shark

Eagle vs Shark


Waititi's first feature is a perfect introduction to his body of work. There's loads of quirky comedy, the delivery is dry and disorienting, but the characters have soul and even though the film keeps throwing problems their way, it never gets too heavy-handed.

14 march

14 mar

Poster for Last Sunrise

Last Sunrise


While the film is actually quite small in scale, it never feels cramped or limited, it just feels like a more modest part of a bigger whole. Add some beautiful imagery, a great soundtrack and solid acting and you have an impressive sci-fi film.

5 march

5 mar

Poster for Cashback



Cashback is a charming, inventive and dreamy coming-of-age romance with several stand-out moments and memorable ideas.

28 february

28 feb

Poster for Radiance



Radiance is a fine, accomplished, well-rounded Japanese drama. It's not a film that reinvents the genre, it's not a breathe of fresh air, but it's a beautiful, respectful and endearing film that charms the whole way through.

21 february

21 feb

Poster for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


A breathe of fresh air. It's an exhilarating experience, a visual rollercoaster in the best sense of the word, but also a painful reminder of the unrealized potential that has bogged down US animation for the past 25 years.

19 february

19 feb

Poster for Climax



Debie's cinematography is first class, the soundtrack is spot on, the dance routines are impressive and the final hour is Noé at his finest.

12 february

12 feb

Poster for Like a Dragon

Like a Dragon


On the technical side the film is more accomplished than his earlier work, it contains more than enough quirky Miike touches and while certified strange and off-kilter, it's not all-out insane.

7 february

7 feb

Poster for The Book of Birdie

The Book of Birdie


The confusing ambiguity, the constant mystery and the flawless presentation make The Book of Birdie into an intriguing film that stands well on its own.

29 january

29 jan

Poster for Mind Game

Mind Game


Yuasa delivers a wildly original, splendidly executed and surprisingly emotional animation that defies categorization and comparison.

24 january

24 jan

Poster for Godzilla: The Planet Eater

Godzilla: The Planet Eater


The film looks gorgeous, the story is smart and creative and even though there isn't that much actual action, it never gets dull.

16 january

16 jan

Poster for Crank



It's a shame films like these are few and far between, on the other hand it does make Crank all the more special. Recommended for hardcore action fans, others should approach with caution.

9 january

9 jan

Poster for Perhaps Love

Perhaps Love


It's an impressive film that neatly balances drama, romance and musical bits without letting any one thing overpower the rest.

3 january

3 jan

Poster for Mr. Long

Mr. Long


Visually pleasing, it features a fine soundtrack and has a stellar lead actor that carries the film with ease.

27 december

27 dec

Poster for Mandy



A must-see film, especially for people who have a soft spot horror and experimental cinema, just be prepared for a little unevenness.

20 december

20 dec

Poster for Shadow



Shadow's eye-popping visuals amaze from start to finish and with all the other elements adequately covered there are plenty of stand-out scenes that have the potential to become pillars of the genre.

12 december

12 dec

Poster for The Fountain

The Fountain


A unique experience, an amalgam of three different timelines that come together to create one dramatic romance. If you like Aronofsky's work, just watch it, it you can't stand the man, chances are this won't be for you either.

6 december

6 dec

Poster for Baby Bump

Baby Bump


A fun, creative and modern coming of age drama, fueled by a strong drive to do things differently.

4 december

4 dec

Poster for Dream Breaker

Dream Breaker


Han created a sprawling and aesthetically pleasing futuristic world with enough visual prowess to catapult you seamlessly through its 100 minute running time.

29 november

29 nov

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