Hello, I’m Adi and I’m currently doing my internship at DashFUN.
Since I love cinema and it has been clear to me for a number of years that I would like to deal with films and series professionally one day, DashFUN is the perfect contact point for this. After all, I’ve been a fan of this site myself for several years now the associated YouTube channel.
I’m now looking forward to the task given to me of presenting my favorite films to you (and at the end I’ve also simply attached my current favorite series).
(Steven Spielberg, 1993)
Admittedly, “Jurassic Park” is anything but an insider tip, but like many of you, it is an essential part of my love for films and cinema. Even as a small child I was enthusiastic about dinosaurs and that hasn’t changed to this day. My fascination for dinosaurs was manifested above all through this film – which, by the way, I saw much earlier than the recommended age.
Up until this movie, I only knew dinosaurs from books, but Spielberg brought them to life impressively for me. I can still get a lot out of the far less popular sequels. and I will never forget the moment I first saw the Brachiosaurus and the famous “Jurassic Park” music played, nor the first appearance of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
(Christopher Nolan, 2006)
While “Jurassic Park” is a huge part of my love for movies, it wasn’t the title that awakened it the way it glows in me today. “Prestige – The Masters of Magic” deserves this award, although I discovered it much later. It started when I was 13 when I first saw Christopher Nolan’s great “The Dark Knight” saw. Afterwards I came across the IMDb for the first time (the largest film database in the world). There ranked “The Dark Knight” has been ranked number 3 on the list of the 250 greatest films of all time for several years. It was then while browsing through this list that I first heard of Prestige, which piqued my interest because it’s also by Nolan.
Because of the German subtitle “Meister der Magic” I thought a fantasy film à la “Harry Potter’ or ‘Magicians’ Duel’ with Nicolas Cage. And a fantasy film from “Dark Knight’ creators with a good cast and an IMDb rating of 8.5? I had to see that. But what I got instead disappointed my expectations in the best possible sense.
Because it’s “only” about stage magicians and their elaborate tricks, more precisely about the rivalry between Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale). “Prestige” tells an exciting duel of obsession and self-destruction – and this with an ending that pulled the rug out from under my feet the first time I saw it.
After “Prestige” I also started to think more about a film than just asking myself: did I like it or not? I also really started researching actors and directors. “Prestige” is not only one of my favorites because of this special role in the development of my passion for film, but is also by far Nolan’s best film and one of the best films ever.
(Matt Reeves, 2022)
As just mentioned, I am also from “The Dark Knight” very enthusiastic. This also sparked my love for Batman. To “The Dark Knight” I was interested in everything to do with Batman: films, series, comics, games, … So I immediately watched the series “Gotham”, which I really like despite its trashy touch, and started reading the comics read and played the Arkham games. Accordingly, I was really looking forward to Matt Reeves’ new interpretation.
However, I did not expect that “The Batman’ would become my new favorite Dark Knight movie. Many different facets inspired me: the gloom, the architecture of Gotham City, the Batmobile, the villain squad or the fact that we experience Batman primarily as a detective for the first time.
For me, it’s neither the best Batman film nor the best comic book adaptation of all time (that’s Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 2” for me), but “The Batman” captures for me everything I’ve come to love about the character.
(Sergio Leone, 1984)
One of my favorite genres now is the mafia movie and if you delve into the genre even a little bit, sooner or later you will come across Once Upon a Time in America.
My curiosity was aroused not only by the impressive cast, but also by the fact that I only knew Sergio Leone as a western director and was curious about what he did in a gangster epic. And then there’s the incredible running time of 229 minutes. I had to see the movie and find out what this mafia monster was all about. And I was not disappointed.
The story of “Once Upon a Time in America” spans several decades: David “Noodles” Aaronson (Robert De Niro) and his friends experience the ups and downs of their gangster existence during the Prohibition era. I find it very exciting how Sergio Leone uses a lot of theatrical means from his westerns here. “Once upon a time in America” is such a gangster story in the cloak of a Western, which never gets boring despite the long running time of 229 minutes. Of course, I noticed the running time of almost four hours (which is probably unavoidable given the length), but I was impressed by how I always remained interested in the characters and their story.
(Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould, 2015-2022)
Even if I was given the task of writing about my favorite films, I would like to introduce you to my current favorite series at the end of this article: “Better Call Saul“. The series isn’t finished yet, but if it manages to land on the dot with the finale, it could become my favorite series of all time. “Better Call Saul” is a spin-off to “Breaking Bad’, where Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) already had a major role.
In “Better Call Saul” Let’s first get to know him as Jimmy McGill, who later becomes the shrewd lawyer Saul Goodman. In addition, the series brings us other characters that can be seen from Breaking Bad knows, closer and introduces new, great ones: So we experience e.g. B. even more about Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), the Salamancas or Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) and get to know Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) and Jimmy’s brother Chuck (Michael McKean).
For me it is “Better Call Saul” not just at least as good as “Breaking Bad’ but even has the potential to trump the original in the final few episodes. At “Breaking Bad” Those responsible have continued to increase their skills and the level of the series over the seasons. “Better Call Saul” now begins at the high level of the final seasons of “Breaking Bad” – and gets even better after that.
Although the main story is a prequel to “Breaking Bad” is, there is a frame story that takes place after the parent series. This creates a very unique tension and unpredictability. That’s why you shouldBetter Call Saul” only after “Breaking Bad” watch. Even though the first season of “Better Call Saul” is still told very slowly, I recommend sticking with it. Like I said, the series just keeps getting better. Especially the last season and the approaching end are now the perfect occasion to catch up on the entire series.