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Today I am an artist, tomorrow a film critique, Saturday I’ll be a Model and Monday I want to be a designer…

I am sharing my passions as a freelance film critique that grew up in the fashion business and is a lover of the arts that has travelled the world and has the one or the other story to tell…

How To Prepare For A Hurricane With Dogs

It’s hurricane season and now more than ever, we should be prepared for an emergency situation, should it become necessary. Especially hurricane prepared for our dog. While some of us may have already looked into getting prepared for unforeseen eventualities during the COVID-19 crisis, others might be reading this thinking: Yikes, I should do something…….

Get ready for Jumanji – the next level

Thinking about checking out the new Jumanji this month, but missed the last sequel from 2017? No worries, here’s my review that I wrote back then. Here’s all you need to know to be back in the game… This review was originally published for Currents Magazine and kinocritics.com Jumanji: Willkommen im Dschungel (Jumanji: Welcome to…

6 Fun Facts about Bamberg, Germany you may not know…

 Here are 6 fun facts you may not have known about BAMBERG, Germany Growing up in this beautiful cozy Bavarian town my heart will always have a home in Bamberg. Without exaggeration, I can honestly say that I believe the quaint little town on the river Regnitz is the prettiest small town in Germany (Hamburg…

The only 5 Life lessons you will ever need to know

  What do I know? Not much, I think. However, there are 5 very important lessons that have guided me through my life, and have crossed my path the moment I most needed the advice. Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and so I embraced these phrases dear to my heart.  I hope you…

The Name Game, (Why I took my husbands name)

It’s 2019 and I just got married a couple of months ago. Being a feminist is “trend”, and if you give the hint of being anything else, you might even be considered a female demon for its gender. So, around the time when we started filing for our marriage certificate and we had to state…

Frozen 2 in Theaters soon…

Brace yourself! It’s getting cold….Freezing cold, to be exact!  Frozen 2 ( die Eiskönigin 2) is on its’ countdown to coming to theaters in November! And it’s about time. If we leave out this year’s grand masterpiece of Toy Story, and are totally honest with ourselves, Disney has not brought us the smashing hits we…

Maleficent – The Mistress of Evil – looking forward to seeing Maleficent 2!

Maleficent 2 – Mistress of Evil Summary USA 2019 Opening: October 18, 2019 Directed By: Joachim Rønning Writing Credits: Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Linda Woolverton Principal Actors: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer The dark fairy is back! In this new adventure, family trust and love is put to the test. The joyous occasion of sleeping beauty…

The Goldfinch

Theo survives a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan museum in New York that kills his mother. In the midst of the chaos immediately after the explosion, a dying man gives Theo his ring to return to his family and makes him take a painting from the rubble – The Goldfinch.

The 4 paintings of women you need to know. Part I.

As a lover of the arts, a lover of the aesthetics of the female body and curious about the inner workings of human psyche, I most admire paintings that depict women in most intriguing moments. Of all the beautiful paintings I have encountered in my life, though, there are only few that have burnt themselves into…

Loving Charleston, SC

I’m lucky enough to call myself a real Charlestonian. Born in the most beautiful town in the world, Charleston in South Carolina, is not only my birthplace, but a cornerstone of my life. Though not part of the elite strain of Charlestonians of distinct heritage, I proudly consider myself a southern belle, my sassyness and…

You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen an elephant fly…

  Dumbo**** (4 Stars) USA 2019 Opening: 03/28/19 Directed by: Tim Burton Writing credits: Ehren Kruger Principal actors: Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green   In Disney‘s effort to turn its fantastic animated classics into real live action features, it’s now Dumbo’s turn, following the Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty (Maleficent), Beauty and the…

There are no winners in a war

Niemandsland (the Aftermath) ** (Two Stars) Opening: April 11, 2019 Directed by: James Kent Writing Credits: Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel Principal Actors: Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgård Hamburg, in fall 1946: The Allies have split Germany and the city on the Alster is under British control. Rachel (Keira Knightley) is traveling to Germany to…

The Prodigy – When Children scare the S#!T out of you

** 2 out of 5 Opening: February 7 2018 USA 2018 Directed by: Nicholas McCarthy Writing Credits: Jeff Buhler Principal Actors: Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney, Colm Feore Children in Horror movies – a sane person’s nightmare! From the beginning on, we know what is going on. When a match cut, straight from…

Why I celebrate Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Asians all over the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year and the year of the pig, beginning with the spring festival before the grand finale of the lantern festival takes place, this year, February 16-19. When I visited China for the first time, I was in total awe of this…

Green Book

Green Book **** (4 Stars) Opening: January 31, 2019 USA 2018 Directed by: Peter Farrelly Writing Credits: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly Principal Actors: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, 1962, New York City: Tony (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer for the legendary Copacabana, is a man that can deal with “problematic situations”. When the “Copa” is…

Aquaman – Jason Momoa as the super cool underwater dude

3,5 stars Opening: December 20 USA 2018 Directed by: James Wan Writing Credits: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick Principal Actors: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Less than 5% of the ocean floor has been explored. Who knows what may lie out there, in the middle of the Atlantic, or down in the depths of…

Mary Poppins Returns

Disney is taking us back to Cherry Tree Lane, where the mischievous Jane and Michael Banks were scaring away one nanny after the other, until Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way, came along and taught not only the children, but the adults, what family is all about.

100 Dinge – Review

100 Dinge (3,5 Stars ***) Opening: December 6 Germany 2018 Directed by: Florian David Fitz Writing Credits: Florian David Fitz Principal Actors: Florian David Fitz, Matthias Schweighöfer, Miriam Stein, Hannelore Elsner We own stuff. Way too much stuff. The average person owns about 10,000 items, to be more accurate. While we post our Avocado lunch,…

Philipp Vandenberg – Kamikaze

Hamburger Kunsthalle Glockengießerwall, 20095 Hamburg Philipp Vandenberg – Kamikaze Through February 24, 2019   “To me, there is no happy painting, truly great painting always has something desperate about it, something frightening, something ugly even” – Philippe Vandenberg, 1997 The dramatic sounding title of the Kunsthalle’s great fall exhibition “Kamikaze” therefore seems almost natural considering…

THE 8 BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES you will want to watch again and again

December is the time to get all cozy, eat Lebkuchen and cookies and have your best egg-nogg substitute: Glühwein. There is no better way than to celebrate those goodies with a cuddly movie session. Here are the best Christmas movies ever: It’s a fact. Everybody says so. Anything else is fake news. Muppets Family Christmas…

Charles Dickens – The Man Who Invented Christmas

Opening: November 22 USA 2017 Directed by: Bharat Nalluri Writing Credits: Susan Coyne, Les Standiford Principal Actors: Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Christopher Plummer Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens), celebrated author of Oliver Twist, is rattled after three major flops in 1843.  To secure his opulent lifestyle in his big mansion and 5 children,…

68 – Pop and Protest

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Through March 17, 2019 Steintorplatz 20099 Hamburg http://www.mkg-hamburg.de We didn’t start the fire… Dr. Carsten Brosda, Hamburg Senator for Culture and Media to Hamburg, used Billy Joel’s chorus of his ´89 smashing hit single to introduce the newest exhibition of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe(MKG), 68 – Pop and…

Emma – die verborgenen Farben der Dinge

Emma- die verborgenen Farben der Dinge (Il Colore Nascosto delle cose) **** Four Stars Opening June, 26 2018 Italy/Switzerland 2017 Directed by: Silvio Soldini Writing Credits: Davide Lantieri Principal Actors: Adriano Giannini, Valeria Golino, Arianna Scommegna Teo (Adriano Giannini) has everything, so it seems: Devilish good looks, a girlfriend who he is about to move…

Ocean’s 8

Once an Ocean always an Ocean and just like her brother, Danny Ocean (George Clooney in the previous movies of the franchise) Debbie has “heist” in her blood.

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