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

Alexander McQueen on Screen

Has anyone seen the documentary about the very talented fashion designer Alexander McQueen? I knew little about this extraordinary designer. Images of a surly punk in a tartan kilt. Isabella Blow, his eccentric muse. I knew his label lives on while his life was cut short by suicide. I knew…

22 January 2019 | Arts

Springsteen on Broadway

Bruce Springsteen’s music has been a fellow traveller in my life since my 50’s. I discovered him later in life than most but that discovery has a deep and joyful impact especially today. From the heart thumping rhythms, the catchy ear worm songs and the lyrics that were the poetic…

10 January 2019 | Arts