Cameron Cook

Rinse and repeat

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The cardinal rule to a faeces-free sex life? Rinse and repeat! Our reporter shares his experience and catches up with a sex educator for advice on anal douching. Read more

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The Exberlinale Blog: Far from phoning it in

Cameron Cook is seriously impressed by a pair of Panorama docs shot entirely on smartphones. Read more

Feb 17, 2019 4:58 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: Investigating identity

Cameron Cook ponders two festival favourites in which appearances prove deceptive. Read more

Feb 14, 2019 4:33 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: Losing the plot

Cameron Cook assesses a pair of narratively experimental features in this year’s Panorama strand. Read more

Feb 9, 2019 1:50 PM The Berlinale Blog

Once the turf of bored spinsters and new age mystics, astrology is enjoying a huge comeback among millennials. Cameron Cook investigates the local scene, putting his scepticism to the test. Read more


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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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OUT NOW! Read more


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... Read more


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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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... Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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