Sunday, April 28, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My favourite shot...Being There

Thursday, April 25, 2013

An irresistible statement.

"I sometimes have a feeling I can do crystal meth but then I think...better not"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

10 thoughts on...The Place Beyond the Pines

  1. This was not the film that I had expected. I had avoided reading much about it but still and had presumed it would be a straightforward narrative of immoral cop versus moral criminal with a complex analysis of their relationship. This is an incredibly rich and beautiful story that manages to enfold those elements but with a much more epic focus.
  2. Eva Mendes is outstanding. I hope this performance will encourage filmmakers to cast her in equally complicated roles.
  3. I cried at the end. I never thought this movie would make me cry.
  4. Ryan Gosling has created a screen persona that seems to define a generation of men. His characters seem to start as the contented loner until they meet a certain individual who makes his completely determined to succeed in being with and supporting them. I'm thinking of Blue Valentine, Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, Lars and the Real Girl and The Notebook. You could say that this is romantic but there's a definite sense that there is a need for his characters to latch onto something or someone.
  5. Ben Mendelsohn is an underrated actor.
  6. I can't wait to see what Derek Cianfrance does next. 
  7. This was almost as devastating as Blue Valentine.
  8. Rose Byrne is perfect at playing the uptight wife / friend. But will she ever do anything else?!
  9. I do love that Cianfrance seems obsessed with the cause and effect of his protagonists' actions. It's refreshing to have such largescale portraits of characters in film.
  10. I need a hug.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Who's that girl?

Today I met the wonderful Anne Marie Duff.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My favourite shot...Paperman

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Smile.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pause.

Monday, April 15, 2013

An irresistible statement.

"I don't think I could live without potpourri."

Sunday, April 14, 2013

My favourite shot...The Sugarland Express

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Top of the class. Films of the 1950s.

10. Sabrina

9. Sunset Boulevard 

8. The African Queen 

7. A Streetcar Named Desire 

6. Some Like It Hot 

5. Sleeping Beauty 

4. Vertigo

3. Toyko Story

2. Singin' in the Rain 

1. All About Eve

Notable mentions: Cinderella, A Night to Remember, The Ladykillers, Robin Hood, Roman Holiday

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Who's that girl?

I was lucky enough to watch the same piece of theatre as Cate Blanchett this evening. She was mesmerising.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Kiss.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Friday, April 05, 2013

Smile.

Friday, April 05, 2013

An irresistible question.

"You want me to rip your stocking?"

Friday, April 05, 2013

Pause.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Smile.