08th Oct 2019

CIPC #140: Final move

One thing I haven’t done yet this year, is commenting on a chess-themed movie. More than a hundred blog posts ago, I commented on Lang leve de koningin and shortly...

20th Aug 2019

CIPC #133: Das schwarze Schaf

Who is the greatest detective from British fiction? Is it Sherlock Holmes? Perhaps Hercule Poirot or Mrs. Marple? Is it brother Cadfael? Do the famous five count? No, no, and...

25th Jun 2019

CIPC #125: The invisible ghost

Before Ben Kingsley, before Michael Ironside, before Lee Van Cleef even, the guy you went to if you wanted a memorable villain for your Hollywood movie was Bela Lugosi. Born...

18th Jun 2019

CIPC #124: The blob

We will stay in the wonderful, whimsical world of the creature feature for just a while longer, but in contrast to last week’s Creature from the haunted sea, which was...

11th Jun 2019

CIPC #123: Creature from the haunted sea

Long before Michael Bay and Steven Seagal were the schlockmeisters par excellence of the film world, way, way back in the swinging sixties, the b-movie scene was dominated by the...

21st May 2019

CIPC #120: The lodger: A story of the London fog

One might easily forget it, but the great Alfred Hitchcock started his career all the way back in the twenties, more than thirty years before Psycho, making silent movies because...

07th May 2019

CIPC #118: Barbie in the 12 dancing princesses

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any single thing capable of making a fortune must be in want of a movie script to be made into. It is, then,...

16th Apr 2019

CIPC #115: The Addams family

The Addams family is the story of an old noble family with an enormous fortune, a slight supernatural touch, and a distinct taste for the macabre. It started as a...

09th Apr 2019

CIPC #114: At land

At land is not as well-known as the movies I usually feature in this series, so maybe some explanation is in order. It is a silent American short film from...

06th Feb 2019

CIPC #105: The bone collector

The bone collector. With a title like that, who can blame me that I was expecting a thrilling tale of ruthless rivalry, fierce competition, and enormous piles of bones in...

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World youth championships, Oropesa del Mar

1994

Lost Boys tournament, Antwerp

1994

Brabant championship, Brussels

1952

Limburg blitz championship, Hasselt

1952

Belgian blitz championship, Mechelen

1952

Brabant junior championship, Brussels

1951

35 years General Motors chess club, Merksem

1983

Match Colle vs. Steiner, The Hague

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