Hola! aka Lessons learned in Madrid: Part 1

Spain has been one of my oldest dreams, and inspired by watching The Limits of Control where the Lone Man wanders through Madrid and later on through Seville, I thought ‘hey! I want to do that, too!’ Sadly, Seville didn’t fit into the plans this time, but there’s always the next time, right?

Beauty and the Beast: The Ultimate Fairytale Dream

I was absolutely sure that the new version of Beauty and the Beast will not just turn out to be bad (real bad, actually) but that it will also prove itself as a completely unnecessary film. Could it possibly be any good? Well, now that I have finally seen it, I am happy to report that yes, it could! In fact, I was totally enchanted.

‘1001 Movie Challenge’ Sum-Up: Part 2

I know what you’re thinking. That I’m being careful not to challenge myself too much. The fact is none of the ‘challenge’ movies I watched in the past 30 days has inspired me very much. So, I thought, I’ll just give you a quick sum-up of what I have seen, so you know I’m not a total loser. And also so you know what films you don’t have to stress about if you feel like your final day is coming 😉

A True Love Story and how it all began

I looked at him and was overcome by affection. His big green eyes fixed on me. His pleading look making me feel like I was the only one that could save him. Like I was the only one in his world. Like I was his only chance to be happy. His look almost reliant. I realized there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for him. I was too much in love to deny him anything.

Why Paterson is good for your soul

Paterson is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. A movie, that truly is one of a kind and which you should definitely put on your list and watch it as soon as you can if you haven’t yet. Because it’s not only beautiful, it’s good for your soul, too.

Personal Shopper and why I owe an apology to Kristen Stewart

A lot has been written and said about Olivier Assayas’ latest movie Personal Shopper. I’ve read it all. And since it had Kristen Stewart in the lead, whom I hated since the Twilight days, I was hoping it was the people at Cannes that booed the film, that were actually right. But man, was I wrong. I absolutely loved this film and I owe a huge apology to Ms. Stewart.

Vienna with Love

Oh, sweet Vienna. You truly are sweet. If you’re anything like me, and you enjoy getting to know the culture throughout its food, here are my 5 favorite things you should not miss while in Vienna. But be warned and get your taste buds ready for a lot of cakes and sweets.