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: 128 / 128


Poster for Tony Takitani

Tony Takitani


Well recommended if you're looking for something small and intimate.

27 september

27 sep

Poster for Zoe



Extremely stylish, sports superb performances and combines smarts with relevance. It's a well thought-out mix of genres that dazzles from start to finish.

25 september

25 sep

Poster for Shinjuku Swan II

Shinjuku Swan II


It's not Sono's most definitive film, but it's solid proof that he can handle more commercial projects...

20 september

20 sep

Poster for Getting Any?

Getting Any?


If you take the silly premise for granted, there's actually a rather large variety of comedy on display here and even though not every joke will hit, a lot of them do.

13 september

13 sep

Poster for Flavors of Youth

Flavors of Youth


A film that's rich in atmosphere, beautifully animated and with just the right amount of depth...

5 september

5 sep

Poster for High Tension

High Tension


The presentation is flawless, the killer is grotesque and the finale is brutal.

28 august

28 aug

Poster for Big Fish & Begonia

Big Fish & Begonia


An absolute stunner, an audiovisual experience that dragged me into its world and didn't let go until the final frame faded and the last note died.

21 august

21 aug

Poster for Left Bank

Left Bank


While Left Bank may not be the most daring of films, the execution is pretty flawless, something that is absolutely key for a solid genre film...

16 august

16 aug

Poster for Suffering of Ninko

Suffering of Ninko


It's different, fun, it looks great and its overall very creative.

9 august

9 aug

Poster for Blood: The Last Vampire

Blood: The Last Vampire


The pacing, the visual quality and the kick-ass lead character make it very easy to forget about these minor quirks.

2 august

2 aug

Poster for Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle


Once Gojira awakes there's still plenty of massive and all-destructive chaos to look forward to.

26 july

26 jul

Poster for In the Pool

In the Pool


A pretty short film that does well highlighting Miki's unique brand of comedy.

19 july

19 jul

Poster for The Maus

The Maus


It's moody and stylish but also grim and harsh when needed, while strong camera work, a solid cast and a unique blend of familiar elements sets it apart from its peers.

10 july

10 jul

Poster for 黑社会2:以和为贵



A stylish, smart and balanced Triad film, sporting a great cast, a characteristic soundtrack, a couple of witty setups and a fulfilling finale.

5 july

5 jul

Poster for Colonel Panics

Colonel Panics


On the flipside, it's a wonderfully stylized, strongly realized and often completely baffling film that has both heart and brains and lacks any kind of commercial filter.

29 june

29 jun

Poster for New Dragon Gate Inn

New Dragon Gate Inn


The actors are on point, the film looks great and there's a lot of fun to be had, especially whenever the films endorses its own mean streak.

20 june

20 jun

Poster for The Top Secret : Murder in Mind

The Top Secret : Murder in Mind


By far one of the better Japanese investigation thrillers, then again the competition isn't all that stiff.

13 june

13 jun

Poster for Fight Club

Fight Club


May have lost some of its initial appeal, but what remains is an incredibly slick, funny and unique film.

7 june

7 jun

Poster for Legend of the Demon Cat

Legend of the Demon Cat


The film is a visual wonder that offers plenty of entertainment.

31 may

31 may

Poster for Revenge



It's a superb genre film, but at the same time it also plays around with genre clicheacute's quite deliberately.

24 may

24 may

Poster for Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down


Dense, chaotic and exhausting, fueled by strong camera work, slick editing and perfect pacing.

22 may

22 may

Poster for Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?


It references the original material without outright copying it, it builds upon the original while also making sure the directors are allowed to make the material their own.

17 may

17 may

Poster for The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio

The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio


It's more of the same of course, just 130 minutes of that same fun, entertaining and surprising comedy that makes Miike films such unique experiences.

13 may

13 may

Poster for The American Astronaut

The American Astronaut


It's something completely unique, incredibly tricky to describe and pretty much impossible to forget.

8 may

8 may

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