Tuesday, July 18, 2017

movie tip | Gifted

“He's a good person. 

He wanted me before I was smart.”

In focus…
is the seven-year-old Mary, a highly gifted girl who understands maths better than I ever will – and I had almost only As. She’s different than other kids in her age, and that worries her father* Frank. Because she should go out, play with same aged children and invent cheers for one-eyed cat Fred. Build castles of sand on the beach, jump of swings and don’t amend older people. Mary should have a normal childhood. And attend a normal school – that’s how the story begins.

This is one of the movies, which…
are thought-provoking. One of these movies which matter, which are important in a society where more is always more and also requires more and where output often matters most. Everybody participating in our school system knows what I’m talking about. Gifted is about real life, small moments, sunsets and friendship.

It’s a movie one can cry and laugh and talk about with your friends. Who really knows, what’s best for a child? How could you know you have the right to take certain decisions? This movie asks some essential questions of life but still doesn’t lose its ease and emotionality – and the characters are great. A small movie about life and its big questions.

And somehow life is like this: You hardly ever know if your decisions are right. Most of the time you can only choose between two closed fists and you don’t know what will happen, when they’re open.

*For all of you who know the movie: Saying something different would be a spoiler.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

pseudo poetry #4

Rather run far away, but still don’t move,
stay exactly where I am. Don’t turn and break out,
don’t haul ass, just wipe down my sweaty hands on denim.

Stay here.

What should happen? It could become good.
It will become good.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

pseudo poetry #3

Running along the beach with bare feet and 
ripped jeans, with glitter in the air, 
invisible fireworks in my heart, 
just run beside you, look at the horizon and listen to you breathing.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

pseudo poetry #2

We were really good together.
You were my anchor and my lighthouse.
You held me and showed me ways I’d never found without you.
But at some point I wanted to be free. At some point I wanted to find own ways.
We were really good together.

And now we’re even better, because we were.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday tip | Apartment 23

If I had time to worry about every person who
admired, imitated, or stalked me, I wouldn’t
have time to be my fabulous self.
chloe | apartment 23

The time I’ve spend on watching series on Netflix is virtually zero. And when I say watch, I mean really watch them, not giving up after the first episode, drop off while the second, recognize after the fifth, that you haven’t really looked at the screen – I guess you know what I mean. Having time for binge watching is real luxury.
For everybody who has as much time as me and loves funny series with extravagant characters, gags full of sarcasm and irony, which always have a haughty undercurrent, I absolutey recommend Apartment 23. One is able to watch it while you manage seven hundred things without having the impression that you miss something. Also really good if someone got the same time problem: One episode lasts about twenty minutes.

It’s about…
June Colburn, a typical small town girl coming to New York City with a college degree, high expectations and big dreams, to start her dream job with pulled up sleeves and move in her dream apartment. And even if everything seems to be sewn up, one things leads to another and at the end of her first day June finds herself in the middle of New York City without a job or an apartment. And that’s the way leading June to Apartment 23 with party girl Chloe, who wants to get rid of June as soon as possible – of course without reclaiming the in advance paid rent. To get what she wants she knows no taboos, including sex with June’s fiancĂ©. And that’s the beginning of a crazy friendship.

Apartment 23 is great…
because of Krysten Ritter. I got a crush on her in Gilmore Girls and her role as Chloe reinforces this enthusiasm. The character is simply ingenious, I love the jokes, although I asked myself from time to time, if they are still okay. But yes, they are. And the contrast between cheeky Chloe who’s giving a shit on the opinions of other people and polite, nice, ambitious June who hates to scandalize gives enough subject to fill another season with jokes. Adding James van der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) as himself so to say and so he’s an arrogant smoothy – great.

So if you’re looking for a funny series for besides in the style of 2 Broke Girls and New Girl: You’ll find it in Apartment 23

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