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Behold The Wonders Of Steffen And Flip's RANDOM SHIT

We've made no secret of our love for the work of Dutch comedy duo Steffn Haars and Flip Van der Kuil here in these pages over the years. The writing and directing duo first came to prominence as part of...

THE CLEANER Exclusive: New Concept Art Emerges Ahead of EFM

Back in 2017 one of my favorite pitches from the Frontieres coproduction market was for Jan van Gorkum's horror comedy The Cleaner.    In the Dutch production The Cleaner, a dark comedy and horror flick, the central character Barry, a...

Rotterdam 2019: DIRTY GOD Clip - Nice Monster

Set to enjoy its world premiere on the opening night of the International Film Festival Rotterdam -- that's tonight! -- is Dirty God, directed by Sacha Polak. And the fact that it is also scheduled to have its U.S. premiere...

Jackie Chan's POLICE STORY 1 & 2 Headline Action-Packed Slate from Eureka Entertainment

Hong Kong action classics Police Story and Police Story 2 are coming to Blu-ray in gorgeous new 4K restorations, as part of a loaded slate of upcoming releases from Eureka! Entertainment.   It’s been a little while since we checked...

Review: HIERONYMUS BOSCH: TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL, A Fascinating Look at Dutch Master's Dark Imagination

To mark the 500th year of his death, Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil follows a team of Dutch Bosch scholars and experts, headed by art historian Matthijs Ilsink, as they try to shore up existing paintings by the Dutch...

Cannes 2016 Review: ELLE, A Sordid, Provocative Masterwork

Paul Verhoeven is one of the more unique directors in cinema history. As perhaps the most famous Dutch auteur, he's gone from ribald little European films to the biggest of Hollywood bangs, incorporating his unique wit, visual sense and narrative...

Possibly The Most Low Risk, Low Reward Heist Film Ever In Dutch Comedy HALLO BUNGALOW

It would appear the protagonists of Anne de Clercq's upcoming Dutch comedy Hallo Bungalow believe in managing expectations. Having grown up in the trailer park - technically a vacation bungalow complex, but it's the local equivalent - where they now...

THE WINDMILL: Check The First Images From The Dutch Horror Film

It was all the way back in 2013 when we first caught wind of Nick Jongerius' horror film The Windmill. Back then the film was still known as The Windmill Massacre and existed only as a proof of concept but...

PASSAGE: Watch Victor Ponten's Short Film Now

It was just last week that we ran the teaser for Victor Ponten's short crime film Passage and we return now with your first chance to see the complete film. Coming from the same production team behind Jim Taihuttu's acclaimed...

PASSAGE: Watch The Striking Teaser For Dutch Crime Thriller

It's not all that often that we get all hot and bothered about a brief teaser for a short film around these parts but we're making an exception for the new teaser for Victor Ponten's Dutch crime film Passage for...

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: THE GLORIOUS WORKS OF G.F. ZWAEN, Wrought With Tension, Suspense, And Complexity

We all know that crime doesn't pay, but who among us would be able to walk away from a big bag of money that's just sitting there, begging for attention? Sure, that bag of money is surrounded by three dead...

Review: PRINCE, Innocence Triumphs Over Thug Life

Young Dutch filmmaker Sam de Jong's debut film Prince has all the stereotypical elements that make up a so-called gangsta movie: guns, drugs, babes, bling-blings and expensive sports mobiles. But underneath all its macho posturing, inner-city working class clich├ęs and...

BROKER Trailer: When Your Business Is Selling Organs, Life Looks Like This

It's Monday morning in North America, which is when most everybody grumbles about going back to work and the daily grind. But if you live in The Netherlands, and happen to be an organ broker, there are no weekends, and...

The Family Business Takes A Very Dark Turn In Super Slick Trailer For Dutch Thriller CLEAN HANDS (SCHONE HANDEN)

Europe has been a hotbed of slick crime thrillers in recent years, the continent breathing a fresh and exciting life into this most American of genres by approaching the rules of the genre from an outsider perspective and building strong...

Exclusive Clip: THE RESURRECTION OF A BASTARD Goes "All The Way"

He's a bastard! But there is much more to The Resurrection of a Bastard than its title might suggest. To start, we have an exclusive clip that gives a sample of just one of the flavors in the mix. The...

Review: MICHIEL DE RUYTER Brings All Cannons To The Fore

(Fear the man who yells louder than William Wallace, and kills more Englishmen than Joan of Arc!) In Dutch cinema, there isn't really a tradition of celebrating our (I'm Dutch) historical heroes. Not so much because we don't have them,...

Four Friends, Twenty Two Kilos Of Coke. Check Out The Trailer For HOMIES.

Dutch helmer Jon Karthaus makes his feature debut with Homies, an action comedy that opened strong in the Netherlands late in January. Love Eternal star Robert de Hoog takes the lead as Timo, one of a group of friends swept...

Discover HOW TO AVOID EVERYTHING In Subtitled Trailer For Dutch Award Winner

The latest project from the team behind The Deflowering Of Eva Van End, Michiel ten Horn's How To Avoid Everything (Aanmodderfakker) has swept a handful of Dutch film awards including Golden Calves for Best Film, Best Script and Best Actor...

The WONDERBROTHERS Need A Miracle In the Charming First Trailer

Meet the Wonderbrothers (Wonderbroeders), a quintet of Dutch priest who - it must be said - are not particularly good at priestly things. Unless, of course, you consider the age old traditions of brewing beer and then drinking said beer...

Now On Blu-ray: BLACK OUT Continues To Sparkle Like A Dirty Diamond

Arne Toonen's Black Out holds up as a darkly comic crime movie. And I'm not saying that just because I'm quoted on the back cover of the new Region A Blu-ray from Doppelganger Releasing. In the blitzkrieg of films I...