Arts


If Beale Street Could Talk

This film is the quiet achiever. It crept up on the nominations list for the academy awards and suddenly it is being reviewed, noticed and applauded. “Jenkins’ Beale street adaption is a richly layered and beautifully atmospheric work of cinematic poetry.”  (Sandy Schaefer, Screen Rant) https://screenrant.com The story is an…

18 February 2019 | Arts

The Cry TV Drama

This psychological thriller is based on the book by the same name written by Helen Fitzgerald. The 4 part drama series was produced for the BBC and showed on this channel in September 2018. Australia has just seen the mini- series on the ABC.  Synchronicity films and Screen Australia collaborated…

13 February 2019 | Arts

On the Basis of Sex

Ruth Bader Ginsburg carved a legal career at a time in history when women were seen as homemakers and wives there to support the breadwinner of the family, her husband. The story starts in 1950’s with her arrival at Harvard Law School as one of a handful of women in…

11 February 2019 | Arts

Outlander

Having recently viewed three seasons of Outlander with 13 episodes in each season…I have started to roll my “r’s” and say things Like “Dae ye ken him?” I have suggested to my male friends that wearing a kilt may enhance their chances on the seniors dating scene. I am also…

6 February 2019 | Arts

The Favourite…….not!

I ploughed through The Favourite because it has been nominated for Best Film by the Academy and Olivia Coleman has already won Best Actress at the Golden Globes. Filmed at Hampton Court Palace and Hatfield House (Herts.) it’s sumptuous and visually splendid. The costumes are magnificent. But for me, that’s…

6 February 2019 | Arts

ROMA 10 Oscar Nominations!

The 2019 Oscar nominations have just been published and Roma has been nominated for Best Picture. Yalitza Aparicio, the lead actress is also nominated for the Best Actress award.  Marina de Tavira is also nominated for Best Supporting Actress. This film is up for 10- yep 10 Oscar noms. And…

30 January 2019 | Arts

A Star is Born – Again!

The awards season is upon us and the stylists are busy whooshing dresses around to the nominees and Tom Ford Tux are flying of the bespoke racks. The Golden Globes, US awards for film and TV saw Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga all dressed up and tipped to be big…

29 January 2019 | Arts

Hollywood Discovers Old Age

At last! Hollywood has finally discovered there’s a buck to be made from making movies about people in their boomer years. Less cynically, there are really interesting issues that older people deal with in 2019. Older people are no longer retiring, paying off the mortgage, going on a once in…

23 January 2019 | Arts

Becoming Michelle Obama

Do you belong to a book club? I was chatting to a friend the other day about her  “Bolognaise and Books” club which meets once a month in someone’s house. The host has chosen the book of the month and cooks a Spag. Bol. for the hungry readers. It’s a…

22 January 2019 | Arts