Star Trek Beyond

So one of the many blockbusters coming this summer. For me films are split into the Oscar film season and the summer blockbusters. The former being full of drama, brilliant acting and a film that makes you think and discuss when you leave the cinema. Summer blockbusters on the other hand are simple films. Of…

Outlander- so far…

‘Outlander: Cross Stitch’ by Diana Gabaldon  I am about 50 pages in so can’t provide you with a fully proper review.So far what I have learnt is that Claire Randall is in Scotland with her husband for a long overdue 2nd honeymoon. I say long overdue as they have both been apart during the Second…

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

When reading this book I was thinking about ‘the Housewife’ image and the process of writing. The characters were created to explore the idea of the meaning of life. More specifically they show and explore the meaning of the everyday. The character of Laura Brown for example shows the image of ‘the Housewife’. Her life…

Love, Nina

What a treat. A great comedy that doesn’t drag. The first episode is a mere 26 mins. However the way it is structured provides plenty. It is set in a time and a place of literacy greatness. A place that reminds me of Alan Bennett and ‘The Lady in The Van’. It does not however…

Graduate

Technically I am not a graduate, I have not donned on the hat and the robes. However I have handed in my dissertations, so I am done. So how does it feel? Stressed. But my sister said (a aged graduate now, a proper adult not a pretender like me) that the stress has been converted….

Trainers (shoes)

Originally posted on isabellaoftheeastwood:
This week I shall be reviewing…. Trainers Looking particularly at the notion of trainers as fashion. I appear to be old fashioned- the last trainers I brought were Adidas, it took about half an hour to chose as decided to go alone and figure out what I wanted. It was intimidating,…

barefaced vs made up face

Considering I review anything on site, I thought I will review the notion of makeup. The idea of of this topic came from the successful no makeup selfie campaign for cancer awareness. The campaign gave rise to the concept that wearing no makeup is a brave thing to do. It was considered a homage to…

The Grand Budapest Hotel

I had high expectations of this film, Wes Anderson’s is getting better and better, the last one ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ was Anderson at his best(so much yellow!). He is refreshing from all the Hollywood directors who are easy to forget and are samey. Some try to add political undertones to it all, but is still the…

If

He said it    not to me but it feels comfortable  comfortable on his lips  the sound fits. locked in.   if only directed.   Redirected  force the sound  blow it  towards my direction    connected to my ear  the whole world forgotten destroyed in an instant  just you and me  if only he said…

“She began to curl her hair and long for balls” ― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Moby Dick in progress

I am trying, trying so hard. But there is only so much whale I can read. I at times wish that someone had told him that this was a bad idea, or just get a editor to demolish it? I know its wrong to write about an epic in that way. I have to say…