Posts Tagged ‘TV & Film’

Liberal Arts

I can’t stop thinking about Liberal Arts [2012], a film by actor and director Josh Radnor that I watched last Thursday night. It’s a really simple but perfectly pitched comedy-drama. Jesse Fischer [Radnor] is a 35-year-old college admissions officer from New York City who loves literature and language. His deep nostalgia for his own student life […] Read more…

Sea Chant

Yes it’s as cold in London as it could physically be. It’s snowing, and that’s pretty cold. Yet I chose this week to torture myself by watching this painfully beautiful video i stumbled upon by storytelling outfit in pictures, sound, and video. This is a video they made for the popular lifestyle magazine Kinfolk, called ‘Ode […] Read more…

Dream House: This Is 40

There is nothing quite like a big sprawling family home in a Hollywood blockbuster to add to a film’s feel good factor. The house is as important to the longevity of a film as the storyline – cases in point; Father of The Bride [classic American charm], Practical Magic [New England witchy-ness], It’s Complicated [Meryl’s […] Read more…

East Coast Charm

Sigh. I have always always loved New England, The East Coast – the magical draw of the watery landscape, its cookie cutter seaside charm and rich history. This time last year I was there – being chased up to the tip of a storm smouldered Cape Cod by Hurricane Irene – seeing the Cape in […] Read more…

Sugary Sweet 60’s Style, The Help

I saw The Help this past weekend… a perfect Sunday film watched from under my blanket on the sofa… I loved the sugary sweet set and styling… at such odds to the subject matter, but for that very reason so moving. The film was was just as beautiful and gripping as the book – we […] Read more…

The Awakening

I have been anticipating this beautiful film for a while, but I don’t think I will have the guts to sit through it! The Awakening is a BBC Film releasing on November 11th. Set in post-World War I England in 1921, it follows Florence who haunted by the death of the fiancé, spends her time […] Read more…

Waiting, waiting…

For the new Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska… It’s already out in the US, and will be with us in the UK in September. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I love a gothic drama in the cosy winter months! Mia Wasikowska played a haunting characterization of Alice in the most recent Alice […] Read more…

The Art of Cinema

Sigh! I’ll bet Claudia Varosio is one cool lady…you can tell right? From looking at her painfully clever popular culture inspired illustrations, she seems like the kind of girl who you’d be too shy to talk to for the whole year at art college because she looked too cool to be your friend, and her […] Read more…

My Storybook House

I just found this house sitting in my drafts. I can’t remember where I found it but I had titled it ‘Practical Magic House’. I recall it being an artists’ home in France. It embodies completely the house in one of my favourite books and films ‘Practical Magic’ by Alice Hoffman. The rambling old house […] Read more…

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