11 Film and TV Coffee Shops You Can Visit For Real

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Coffee shops – where life happens. How are coffee shops so pleasant? It’s the whole atmosphere to them, the chill vibe contrasted with energetic caffeine… People gather at coffee shops for many different reasons from catching up with friends, for a low-key first date, for a business meeting, for alone time without being judged, for doing university homework or freelance work. There are so many different uses for a coffee shop. Continue reading “11 Film and TV Coffee Shops You Can Visit For Real”

My Top 15 Films of 2015

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The Oscar nominations are out. I am pretty passionate about films. After all, I did choose to study just that at college. For some reason I feel like this wasn’t a very good year for films though, nor for actors in general.

There were many movies that should’ve been good considering the cast but were really not. Not sure what happened. Nonetheless, I did see some amazing films, which apart from a handful, most didn’t get nominated. Here is my list: Continue reading “My Top 15 Films of 2015”

Charlie Chaplin’s Speech From The Great Dictator (1940) – One of the Greatest Speeches in the History of Cinema

Watch this timeless and universal speech from Charlie Chaplin which couldn’t be more relevant today. Taken from his 1940 movie The Great Dictator, Charlie delivers a hair raising and thought-provoking speech that we should all take a moment to take in.

The actor, writer and director famous for his comedy and for not speaking, comes up with one of the greatest speeches ever. A must watch.  Continue reading “Charlie Chaplin’s Speech From The Great Dictator (1940) – One of the Greatest Speeches in the History of Cinema”

11 More Travel Movies To Inspire You


A little bit ago I shared with you 13 movie recommendations to inspire you to travel. But I didn’t want to stop at 13 and I created a second list with 11 more movies for you to watch. I am a travel and food obsessed film buff, and I just had to share my passion for all these three things with you. I hope you haven’t seen some of these and enjoy them! Continue reading “11 More Travel Movies To Inspire You”

15 Top Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

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Ever since my first time volunteering at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina I fell in love with documentaries. I used to think they were boring but now I think they’re fascinating. The fact that it’s real people, real events and real places makes these films so interesting.

I gathered a list of 15 of my favorite documentaries available on Netflix for your streaming entertainment: Continue reading “15 Top Documentaries To Watch On Netflix”

13 Best Travel Movies To Inspire You


Two of my favorite things ever are movies and travel. When you put the two together it becomes the best way to use up a few hours of the day, possibly inspiring and changing you forever. After all, I did move abroad to study filmmaking, combining two of my passions!

I have seen many movies in my life, as you have, but just for you I have put up a list of my top 13 travel movies that will take you all around the globe from Australia to Tokyo, Paris, Rome, India and more.  Continue reading “13 Best Travel Movies To Inspire You”

One of My Favorite Experiences – Volunteering At The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

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Volunteering at the Full Frame Festival.

During our 3 years of living in Durham, North Carolina (2010-2013), my husband and I volunteered at the annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and it was my favorite event of the year. I always looked forward to it, and I still miss it. I wish I could volunteer this year!  Continue reading “One of My Favorite Experiences – Volunteering At The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival”

We Are All Actors

“For better or for worse, the world of motion pictures has grown extensively within the larger world of so-called realities. But the film world is not foreign to the “real” world — the two are affiliated so intimately that they can be seen essentially to be made of the same fabric. Everyone is, in a sense, an actor and the world has often been compared to the stage by poets and philosophers. In point of fact, much of what passes for “action” in modern life can be called little but “acting,” and so the larger world has little ground to regard only the film world as being imitative. Continue reading “We Are All Actors”

RIP Robin Williams

Actor Robin Williams died this morning in California, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office-Coroner Division and his press representative. He was 63.

“Robin Williams passed away this morning,” rep Mara Buxbaum said in a statement tonight. “He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Officials are investigating the circumstances of his death. source

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Move, Eat, Learn

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and compelling short films: “Move”, “Eat”, and “Learn”.

Please enjoy these as much as I did! (“Move” is my favorite).

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

 Which one was your favorite?