Arts


Highlights of The Oscars 2019

What a night it was! After all the mix ups of previous years and the “withdrawal of offer” on this year’s host   (more social media scandal) the Academy is to be congratulated on a well –crafted, professional Oscars ceremony. This ceremony will always have heart, tears and political messages. What…

25 February 2019 | Arts

Green Book – Best Film Oscar

So very thrilled that Green Book won best film at 2019 Oscars.!! This film has a soft heart and sharp edges.  It’s excellent and faced strong competition from Black Klansman, Roma, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Roma and other films. The story is essentially a road trip of two people with…

25 February 2019 | Arts

The Oscars……. did you know?

The 2019 Oscars season is here with the ceremony taking place in LA on Sunday night.  (Monday 12 noon for Australian audiences) Here are some snippets and predictions The 2019 ceremony will have no host! Yep- How does that work? An all singing, all dancing comedic host of the Oscars…

24 February 2019 | Arts

Lunch With Leonard

A mild, moody day at the beach this week led me to the bookshop and the purchase of The Flame, a collection of poetry and writings of Leonard Cohen. This is truly the last chapter in the great songwriter and musician’s life. It’s a collection that in the last months…

21 February 2019 | 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