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“The Favourite”: A Tale about Power

It’s the exact moment whem Olivia Colman’s wheelchair is getting pushed over the screen, that she theatrically manages to shifts her face into total grieve and screams at her servants to stay quiet. In this moment nobody would assume that she is embodying an elegant personality such as a monarch. But the figure you get

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Jojo Rabbit: The Relevance of Satire

Try to imagine the following movie pitch: A ten year old German boy enamored with the values of a Nazi regime during World War 2 tries to find his place in the world with the comfort of an imaginary friend and all that in the form of a Coming-Of-Age story.  …But with fascism, anti-Semitism, and

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The Assistant: The Sharpness of Silence

Those subtle mundane silences, the lapses in communication, the frayed thoughts, the million little anxieties, the thousand envelope-induced paper cuts can deliver quite a lethal dose when compiled together. They become palpable in Kitty Green’s debut dramatic feature film, “The Assistant”. Enacted under the flat shimmer of the fluorescent office bulbs, these minute transgressions accumulate

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The Best Musical Scores in Film History

As cinema has evolved through its 132 years of history, its stages of transformation have been monumental in the artistic expression of millions of people across the world. From the transition to silent films to talkies with “The Jazz Singer” in 1927, to the first fully animated feature film with “Snow White and the Seven

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The Emotional Euphoria of “Waves”

Few independent filmmakers of the last several years have had as interesting of a short-spanned career thus far as Trey Edward Shults. Starting off in the early 2010s as an intern and production assistant on Terrence Malick’s films “The Tree of Life”, “Voyage of Time” and “Song to Song”, Shults steadily created short films with

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„Joker“ is cause for canceling the psychobro trope

Sometimes a film will disturb you. This does not mean the film was bad or good. It is often good because it means your perspective is being challenged and challenge is a good thing as it can lead to change. Other, more upsetting, times a film will disturb you because the material itself is disturbing

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Normal People vs. Conversation with Friends

Turn the time back to May 2020. The quarantine was putting a test on all of us, it felt quite the same every day and every night. And as that repetitive pattern replayed itself again, I suddenly stumbled upon a show that gave everyone a new perspective and hope during that trying times. Based on a

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Essay: (500) Days of Summer or why she isn’t the one

Things are going well, we don’t label our acquaintance, don’t ask each other out and although we like the same things, that doesn’t make us soulmates. But after all, we’ve been Sidney and Nancy for months now, due to understatement lies unspoken “we’ll talk about it later”. We will never talk about it, above all

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Essay: “Blue Jay” and the longing of a past love

saudade (noun) – a nostalgic longing to be near again to something or someone that is distant, or has been loved and then lost; “the love that remains“ Nobody follows us on our journey forever. Even those people we think will stay by our side forever will leave us at some point. No matter how

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Essay: Vienna waits for us “before sunrise”

Imagine it is June 16th of summer ’94. We meet, it’s a chance encounter on a train ride and almost like in a movie. We are strangers to each other and yet I recognize this glint in your eye, which will tell me you have a plan. Strolling through Vienna together before the sun rises: A

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“Barbie” Essay: What was I made for?

Maybe I’m just an idea of what it’s like to be human. There are moments when I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing. I think I’m just stereotypical and not good at anything. But maybe most of the stuff we think that make us aren’t important at all – maybe we are just

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“The Favourite”: A Tale about Power

It’s the exact moment whem Olivia Colman’s wheelchair is getting pushed over the screen, that she theatrically manages to shifts her face into total grieve and screams at her servants to stay

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