Oscar buzz, rebellious birds and billboards, and film stars

It’s award season and it’s buzzing with rumors, nominations and wins. The past few weeks I was able to get my ass to the cinema (despite this super-crazy-important deadline of my master thesis proposal looming over my head) and I got to see some great films. Even though the second month of the year has…

“The Danish Girl” (2015) // Film Review

Ever since the Oscar nominations were made public, one question circled around the internet: will Eddie Redmayne win an Academy Award for Best Actor twice in a row? Last year, he won the prestigious golden statue for his portrayal of scientist Stephen Hawkins, a phenomenal performance for which Redmayne deservedly won the Oscar. With his…

“Brooklyn” (2015) // Film Review

Last week the Oscar nominations were made public and the Internet had a LOT to say about them. First of all, will Leonardo DiCaprio finally win his Oscar? And secondly, why are nearly all nominees white? A lot has been said, even more has been wondered, but the real question is: who will win those…

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015) // Film Review

The internet literally broke when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was released a couple of weeks ago. Fans who had to wait 32 years (!) for a new Star Wars film went crazy, while others reacted to actress Carrie Fisher’s confession that she was asked to lose 30 pounds before returning as princess Leia. Before…

30 Days Challenge // Day 14 – Declutter Your Life

I never thought of myself as a hoarder. My garage isn’t filled with collectible action figures, my kitchen cabinet isn’t filled with cleaning rags in every thinkable color and my shelves aren’t covered with limited edition Ferbies. I am a much more subtle hoarder and I only realized it when I reached early adulthood. Perhaps…

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II” (2015)

In 2012, the first installment of “The Hunger Games” franchise was released. Based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel about Katniss Everdeen’s fight against the crooked government of President Snow, the film became almost immediately one of the biggest franchises since the Harry Potter series. Three years, three films and countless deaths later, the franchise comes…

“Spectre” (2015)

I’m not really a true James Bond fan. I’m more a “new” James Bond fan. Ever since Sam Mendes rebooted the franchise in 2006 with “Casino Royale“, I have immensely enjoyed Bond films. Daniel Craig in a suit, truly awesome cars, pretty dresses, explosive action and a tragi-comedic villain – what’s not to love? If…

“Where We Belong” (2015)

Where do I even start? I think I should start 9 months ago, when my little sister Jade started working on her short film “Where We Belong”. She enrolled in a competition by Cavak, a foundation for audiovisual amateur art, where people can pitch their ideas for a short film, in the hope that they…

“Crimson Peak” (2015)

I am not a big fan of horror films. In fact, I am really, really scared of them. I once watched the film “Shelter” (starring Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers) with my Mom and life was never quite the same after. Or watching any film starring either Julianne Moore or Jonathan Rhys Meyers, for…

Film By The Sea 2015 // Award Ceremonies

Our time as the first ever International Student Jury has come to an end, but not before we announced our winning film during not one, but two award ceremonies… // Youth and International Student Jury Award Ceremony On Thursday September 17, both the Youth Jury (for students between the age of 15 and 21, where…