Cameron Cook

Cameron Cook spent the last day of Pop-Kultur checking out Ghostpoet and a couple performances that conjured up other kinds of ghosts. more

Concerts & Parties

Cameron Cook surveys Day 2 of Pop-Kultur, where he went to see two punk legends discuss politics in music. But to hell with the chats... it was Nenah Cherry who was the real highlight of the day. more

Concerts & Parties

It's that time of year again! The 4th Pop-Kultur, Berlin's state-sponsored showcase indie showcase for fan, performer or industry mug alike has taken over the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg for three days. Cameron Cook has the Day-One rundown. more

Concerts & Parties

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Does the city torment you with an explosion in seasonal allergies? Our long-suffering reporter Cameron Cook feels your pain. In his quest for clear airways he investigates local sworn-by methods, but it turns out his enemy the bee isn't to blame... more


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The Exberlinale Blog: Sheer(an) Torture

An Ed Sheeran doc had us howling with despair, but Steven Soderbergh's gloriously trashy new thriller offered some much-needed light relief. more

Feb 23, 2018 7:00 PM , The Berlinale Blog

Have you ever had something that you were completely obsessed with? We met with three "trainspotters", who tell their story's about their love for trains. more

Interviews & Portraits

The Exberlinale Blog: Pure idiocy

One of our critics watched the three-hour German incest movie so that you don't have to, while another unearths a low-key Korean gem. more

Feb 22, 2018 7:30 PM , The Berlinale Blog

Exberlinale Interview: Bill Murray and Bob Balaban

INTERVIEW! Everyone's favourite Wes Anderson vet, Bill Murray, and his equally charming costar, Bob Balaban, talk working Isle of Dogs and other Wes wonders with our blogger. more

Feb 22, 2018 11:15 AM The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: Happy Mondays

We start the week with a swing in our step, as we sing the praises of a couple of out-of-Competition corkers. more

Feb 19, 2018 6:00 PM , The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: Surviving the sinking ship

Underappreciated Russian writers, the M.I.A. documentary that ticked off its key protagonist and #MeToo in the Panorama programme. All in a day's work at the Berlinale... more

Feb 18, 2018 5:00 PM , , The Berlinale Blog

INTERVIEW. Bruce LaBruce on his lesbian-separatist film "The Misandrists" and the complexities of queer politics today. Catch it followed by a Q&A with star Susanne Sachse at EXBlicks' PORNBlicks on Dec 26, 20:30. more



Left: Dreadlocked artist Jan Muche at his studio in Wedding. Right: Fatima Muhammed. Photos by German Palomeque

The cultural appropriation debate around dreadlocks has migrated from USA to Berlin, where many Germans continue to sport the style. A former dreadhead himself, Cameron Cook took a deep-dive into the issue. It’s not always a matter of black or white. more

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Berliner Festspiele's Jazzfest is kicking off Tue, Oct 31, but for those who don't know, Charlottenburg used to be the epicentre of jazz in Berlin... and today, a trio of venues sustain the scene in their own unique ways. more

Concerts & Parties

OUT NOW! The new big screen adaptation of BAYWATCH only panders to middle-of-the-road machismo. more


OUT NOW! Mike Mills’ family drama 20TH CENTURY WOMEN boasts a terrific ensemble cast against the daydream backdrop of California’s last vestiges of hippiedom. more


From the back rooms of cafés to old movie theatres and Neukölln WGs, the movement against America’s 45th president has tentacles everywhere. Cameron Cook spent a week immersed in the Berlin resistance. more

Interviews & Portraits

OUT NOW! The Rupert Sanders live action adaptation of the seminal 1990s Japanese manga and anime GHOST IN THE SHELL ultimately falls flat and exploits more than it compels. more


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