Tag Archives: celebrities

June 15

The Bling Ring – Sophia Coppola and the cult of celebrity. (SFF Film Review)

“At her lawyer’s office, a week before her arraignment, Neiers denied any involvement in the burglaries. “I’m a firm believer in Karma,” she said, “and I think this situation was attracted into my life because it was supposed to be a huge learning lesson for me to grow and expand as a spiritual human being. […]

March 12

Judy Kang – Judy Kang reimagines our relationsihp with the classical. (Music review)

I’ve been listening to this album for quite a while and it has grown on me, so much so that I’m searching for it in my playlist these days. It covers such a variety of sound imagery that I find my mood has to be right in order to grasp the depths in her offerings, […]

January 31

The Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell gives us a rom-com for the severely depressed. (film Review)

I wasn’t’ sure if I would like The Silver Linings Playbook when I went in to see this film, and now that I am out I’m still not sure if I like it or not. There are some really great things about it:  A different take on the rom-com, Jennifer Lawrence, Jackie Weaver, Bradley Cooper […]

January 02

Why I still love Queen, even after my discovery of good music.

I had cause to reflect on Freddy Mercury tonight. My father sent me an email begging me to turn on my television which he knows is only used for films. Not much will convince me to turn on my TV but the lure of Freddy Mercury did it. I think of myself as having a rather delayed […]

Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening. 76 – 80

The point of the Wire’s 100 Records that set the world on fire while no one was listening is that no one was listening and several of the folk on today’s segement of the list have become “huge-after-the-fact”.  Arthur Russell was virtually discoverd after his death, his influence being spread over and throughout the music […]

À bout de souffle – At breaths End – Breathless 52 years on.

I watched Breathless (again) last week. I know – lucky lucky me. Of course it inspired me to buy myself a New York Herald Tribune T-shirt. I vowed to only ever wear stripes again. I almost cut all my hair and went back to being a blonde – Almost. So what is there to say […]

Negativland: Points – Music collage and Music scandal.

Here is some background detail on this very interesting band, taken from the wiki on them: Negativland is an experimental music and sound collage band which originated in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1970s. They took their name from a Neu! song, while their record label is named after another Neu! song. The current core of the band consists of Mark Hosler, Richard Lyons, Don […]

A dangerous Method – Cronenberg spins a Jungian yarn.

When I first saw the shorts for this film, I distinctly remember the feeling of unrest that curdled my stomach. I so wanted this to be a good film. David Cronenberg has made some good films in the past – well I liked The Fly – and I hoped that we were in the hands of […]

FFF: Elles – A day in the life of journalistic integrity.

I’m not sure why I rally liked this film. I’ve read around several of the reviews and mostly the film gets panned and I have to agree with all of the reasons provided. I think, in the end however, Juliette Binoche is just so good – so good- over and over, that watching her is […]

FFF: Beloved – Les Bien-Aimes, songs, mothers and daughters.

I had a most peculiar relationship to this film. I really disliked it when I saw it in the cinema. I have never seen a Christophe Honoré film before, and this was a problem. If you intend to see this film, I strongly recommend finding out about the sorts of films he makes, as this will […]