Movie Moments: ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’

Indie movies are often underrated and much more satisfying than big box office names. I came across this one browsing trailers, and The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) already has that nice indie flair in its title, so I went into it full of hope for a great movie experience. I was not disappointed. In terms... Continue Reading →

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Literary Escapades, 6/19: June Reviews

Welcome back to the Monthly Reviews series, where I chronologically list last months reads, along with a short reflexion and opinion regarding each book. Here’s what I read in June: Juli Zeh: Spieltrieb (2004) The Gaming Instinct is a scary and highly fascinating novel. Game Theory, according to this novel, is based on the necessity of... Continue Reading →

Why ‘Green Book’ Does Right by its Subject Matter

After Peter Farrelly's Green Book won the Oscar last year, it was not only Spike Lee who expressed his disappointment about this recognition. (Variety) The movie has been well received, praised, nominated and awarded highly, winning not only the 2018 Oscar for Best Picture, but also for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. (Wikipedia) However,... Continue Reading →

Literary Escapades, 5/19: May Reviews

Welcome back to the Monthly Reviews series, where I chronologically list last months reads, along with a short reflexion and opinion regarding each book. Here's what I read in May:   Doris Lessing: The Fifth Child Doris Lessing is a Nobel Prize laureate and her more complex books about South Africa are phenomenal. I would certainly... Continue Reading →

On the Pursuit of the Unfamiliar

The thought of a pursuit rendering someone's existence as valuable was confirmed to me recently by reading Spieltrieb by Juli Zeh. In this novel, the main plot is a a sexual fantasy game between teenagers who have zero empathy towards their subjects, even when the game turns into a matter of life and death. In this... Continue Reading →

My Year of Rest and Relaxation: A Witty Paradox

In her debut novel Eileen as well as in last years sensation My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh shows her readers untraditional and unnerving female perspectives and worldviews in regards to sense of self and sense of surroundings. I've already raved about Eileen in this blog, so it is about time I dive into My Year of... Continue Reading →

Literary Escapades, 4/19: April Reviews

Welcome back to the Monthly Reviews series, where I chronologically list last months reads, along with a short reflexion and opinion regarding each book. Here's what I read in April!   Ottessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2019) Interestingly enough, this book is exactly what the title promises. And it so is not. I... Continue Reading →

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