Anomalisa: Exploring the Limits of Animation

By Tara Elsen Warning: the following article contains spoilers! — You know the flavor of life has soured like expired milk when you realize you should be writing an essay instead of a column for the student newspaper. However, in lieu of the imminent final exams and papers of this semester, the distraction that was Anomalisa (2015) provided the humbling realization that it could be … Continue reading Anomalisa: Exploring the Limits of Animation

Technology of the Oblivion

By Marie Verheul — The Celluloid exhibition is located within the heart of the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam’s Noord district, and attempts to portray art as pertaining to analogue film. The artistic quality of this film-form emphasizes the unsurpassed power of projected images, which allows the audience to zoom in on the temporal dynamics at work. This is done in order to highlight the artists’ … Continue reading Technology of the Oblivion

Food for Thought: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Enter The Void’

By Tara Elsen and Molly Fitz *The article contains potential spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Gaspar Noé’s 2009 film, be sure to do so first, or proceed with reading at your own risk. —ENTER. THE. VOID. flashes up on screen, words in succession one after another, and commands the concentration of the viewer to the nerve numbing nature of the film world; the blue … Continue reading Food for Thought: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Enter The Void’

Shortbus – A Film for the Gifted And Challenged

By Andy O. Daab — In times post-Facebook zenith, when Tindr and Grindr dominate the vast sea of dating facilitators diversifying our home screens, the notions of communication and connectivity gain an unsettling urgency. The affordance of the Internet and the dawn of the information age broke down the previously assumed black-and-white lines of what society presumed human interaction to be. Millennials, if not more … Continue reading Shortbus – A Film for the Gifted And Challenged

King’s Day 101: How To Make The Most Of Your Experience

By Liselotte van Balen — King’s Day is the one day of the year when the city of Amsterdam turns completely orange as people gather for the biggest party of the Netherlands. Observed for the first time in the 1880s, this relatively young tradition marks the celebration of the Monarch’s birthday. At the end of the 19th century the reigning King William III was widely … Continue reading King’s Day 101: How To Make The Most Of Your Experience

Seoul meets Amsterdam: Introducing Korean Contemporary Artists to the West

By Marlies Augustijn — AMSTERDAM – Art gallery Galerie Ron Mandos, located in the city center, presents the exhibition Korean Contemporary: Fusion. The title reflects the show’s aim to build a bridge between – fusing – the East and West. The exhibition is put on by gallery owner Ron Mandos and guest curators Jeannette ten Kate, art consultant and director of the Art’s Club for … Continue reading Seoul meets Amsterdam: Introducing Korean Contemporary Artists to the West

Party Supplies for the King’s Day Enthusiast

By Frank Cox — So you’ve chosen your destination but you haven’t left any time for party supplies. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. These party essentials will keep the ball rolling until the police tells everyone to go home: Orange Morphsuit For the introverted student who doesn’t want to miss out on parties, consider investing in this orange morphsuit, allowing full anonymity. The sleek … Continue reading Party Supplies for the King’s Day Enthusiast

King’s Night for the Party Animal

By Louie Renardel de Lavalette — As we all know, King’s Night is about to be upon us, and for most of us this means that it is time to really let loose and have some drinks and/or do some drugs. However, sometimes we want to party on a budget, or do something that is a bit more off the beaten track. Here are some … Continue reading King’s Night for the Party Animal

King’s Day for the Foodie

By Anastasia Yakunina — If you are someone who is always on the lookout for new food sensations, King’s Day will provide you with many opportunities to experience cuisines from all over the world. If you find yourself in any of these areas, drop by and have a bite! (1) Vrijmarkt in the Jordaan district On King’s Day, many flea markets spring up all over … Continue reading King’s Day for the Foodie