De Volkskrant TV excerpt for Monday, September 26


Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’.

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NPO 2, 20.28

The research collective Bellingcat uses public sources of information that can be consulted and checked by anyone, mostly online. The Dutch investigative journalist Christiaan Triebert, currently works for New York Timesbelieves that this type of investigation is conducive to confidence in journalism, which has been damaged in some circles. Background lighting presents a portrait of Triebert, who previously conducted research for Bellingcat on the 2016 Turkish coup attempt.

Evil hotel

SBS 9, 8.30 p.m

(Horror, Stanley Kubrick, 1980) In this masterful Stephen King adaptation with wife and son, writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) is swept into the gigantic, remote Overlook Hotel and continues grandly in the spirit of the hotelier who preceded him. many winters ago. The hotel functions as an inscrutable labyrinth that constantly changes shape, both for the protagonist and the spectator. The model used to be the Stanley Hotel in Colorado: in this neo-Georgian, supposedly haunted building, King is said to have conceived his novel. Moreover, the author himself could only moderately appreciate Kubrick’s adaptation: cleverly done, but empty, King thought.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Only 5, 8.30 p.m

(Adventure, Jake Kasdan, 2017) Director Jake Kasdan hits the spot with his update of Jumanjic (1995), a 1990s blockbuster about an enchanted board game, in a different way than its predecessor Joe Johnston. While the rather creepy original was all about the special effects and the comedic talent of Robin Williams, the 2017 version is a cheerful ensemble film that places the main characters in a computer game. The screenwriters shifted attention to the relationships between the characters and especially to the imagination: what would it be like to suddenly be a character in a computer game?

Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black in Jake Kasdan's 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'.  Picture

Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black in Jake Kasdan’s ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’.

Inside man

BBC 1 at 10 p.m

From the pen of Steven Moffat, who earned his spurs with BBC series such as Doctor Who and Sherlockthe new series is coming Inside man. The story revolves around four characters who become entangled and question what it takes to turn someone into a killer. David Tennant plays a priest who goes to the station to pick up his son’s teacher (Dolly Wells). Meanwhile, a journalist (Lydia West) is looking for a good story and a death row inmate (Stanley Tucci) awaits his execution in America.

Error lines

NPO 2, 22.18 hours

In the series Error lines Sinan Can takes stock of the banlieues in Europe. Not only in Paris, but also in London, Brussels and Stockholm. In these so-called sharia neighborhoods, unemployment is high, poverty is high, and the gap between migrants and the native population is insurmountable. Can investigates what is going on and wonders what Holland can do to prevent the creation of such no-go zones. Today, Can is in Clichy-sous-Bois, where African immigrants say life was better in the slums they fled.

Evil by Design: Surviving Nygård

Canvas, 22.55.

Successful Finnish-Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygård has enjoyed golden times with his fashion label over the past twenty years. It came to an abrupt end when an investigation into him was initiated in 2020. Dozens of women accuse Nygård of having raped them in his holiday home in the Bahamas. In most cases, the victims were minors. In the first section of Evil by Design: Surviving Nygård it turns out that stories of Nygård’s wrongdoing had circulated much earlier, but that the victims were intimidated.

The Conjuring 2

SBS 9, 22.55

(Horror, James Wan, 2016) When paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren come to the aid of a single mother and her brood in their gloomy London townhouse, English haunted houses also open doors and pale teenage girls fall under demonic curses. Fortunately, director Wan uses the clichés with flair in this excellent sequel, sometimes coming up with something new. Cool, the scene where the possessed daughter turns into a long dead old man while the camerawork keeps her out of focus so you’re never sure what you’re seeing.

Vera Farmiga in James Wan's The Conjuring 2. Image

Vera Farmiga in James Wan’s The Conjuring 2.

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