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By day Miss Moneypenny, by night Anton Ego || German cineaste and blogger with a fondness for theatre and British actors. ;-)

Favorite films

  • The Fall
  • Room
  • The Intouchables
  • Inception

Recent activity

  • Tootsie


  • Twenty Something


  • Glass


  • True Story


Recent reviews

  • Zootopia



    Viewed quite objectively, ZOOMANIA tells a story that you already know: Two underdogs - forgive me the pun - who could hardly be more opposite, work together and save the world. However, the story still works really well, because of the thrilling criminal case, in which it's not clear until the very end who the villian is. The friendship between the rabbit and the fox is cut off a bit too quickly (within 48 hours the two become best friends).…

  • Pain & Gain

    Pain & Gain


    I don't even know where to start. Maybe it's the shitty story that's bothering me. Maybe the questionable image of women by Michael Bay, where all women are strippers or at least look like them. Maybe I'm also bothered by the fact that all protagonists are unsympathetic. That pointless rambling about muscles and protein shakes. About the American dream and motivational trainers. I'm not even going to start with the combination of cocaine addiction and Christian faith. And what the hell is Ed Harris doing there? Even by Michael Bay standards, that's a horrible movie.

Popular reviews

  • The Verdict

    The Verdict


    A thrilling performance delivered by a strong cast. I voted for "not guilty" although I understand both sides and their arguments.

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island


    Most movies that can be seen at the cinema don’t fulfill the criteria for cinematic masterpieces. Those prequels, sequels, reboots and superhero origin stories suck. I’m not a fan of Kaijū Eiga movies either, but with Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson starring in it, it can’t be that bad, I thought. I also watched an interview with Tom where he said, roughly, that the movie is about the relationship between nature and the people. That’s why I…