23rd Nov 2021

CIPC #249: Ogroff

If you are an avid reader of this blog, you know that I have seen a fair amount of god awful movies. You have seen me dissect family friendly crap...

09th Nov 2021

CIPC #247: House of Frankenstein

By 1944, when House of Frankenstein was released, the Universal horror movies their monsters and their stars already had a reputation. And this movie had quite a few of them:...

19th Oct 2021

CIPC #244: Le château de verre

Today’s subject, a French film from 1950, is a good example of how getting a bunch of talent together does not necessarily yield a great movie, even if there’s not...

14th Jul 2021

CIPC #230: Robot & Frank

Last week, we talked about one of the most well-known movies of all time. Today, we look at a far lesser known one: Robot & Frank, a 2012 movie about...

07th Jul 2021

CIPC #229: The great dictator

Today, we dissect the greatest of the great, because The great dictator is probably the greatest movie by the greatest silent movie actor: Charles Chaplin. But it is a very...

08th Jun 2021

CIPC #225: Crime doctor’s warning

Have you ever heard of the Crime doctor franchise? It is about doctor Ordway, a criminal psychologist who helps the police solve cases. Nowadays, it is almost entirely forgotten, but...

28th Apr 2021

CIPC #219: The Da Vinci code

Here’s an interesting observation about pop culture in 2021: there hasn’t been a book craze in quite a while. Some twenty years ago, there was the Harry Potter of course,...

20th Apr 2021

CIPC #218: Frauenarzt Dr. Prätorius

Sad news for the lovers of early music: we’re not talking about the iconic German music theorist and composers from around 1700. Instead, we are talking about a German movie...

31st Mar 2021

CIPC #215: The tempest

Shakespeare — a name to conjure with! Yes, the immortal bard is finally appearing on my blog. That he was going to appear was pretty much inevitable, because one of...

24th Mar 2021

CIPC #214: Dracula A. D. 1972

There are very few stories that have been adapted to the big screen as often as Bram Stoker’s late nineteenth century gothic horror novel Dracula. Our subject today isn’t one...


2nd world youth rapid championship, Chessy


World youth championships, Szeged


11th international open tournament, Geraardsbergen


International tournament, Vence


31st world junior championship, Buenos Aires


2nd NATO championship, Oslo


North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Breda


North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Antwerp