Jan 14 2017
They don’t make movies like this anymore, except now they do. A beautiful, nostalgic revival of the Old Hollywood musical genre, updated with modern day themes of pursuing dreams, being a true artist, and getting in tune with your personal mission. All to a dreamy soundtrack, charming choreography, and vibrant dresses.
A must-read for artists trying to find their way in the industry, Lauren Graham’s novel provides first-hand perspective on what it’s actually like to be a hardworking and talented actress building her career job by job. It’s about hope, drive, uncertainty, and the balance between art and work. Oh and did I mention there are Filofax pages embedded in the story?
For a while now Survivor has been a permanent fixture in my weekly schedule, and while I obsess over gameplay and strategy, this season in particular had a story that was so captivating it couldn’t have been scripted. Seasons like this restore my faith in reality tv.
Heartwarming and clever, Black Beauty exemplifies the best kind of children’s theatre, in which the adults are just as entertained as the kids, and the kids are trusted with stories and concepts that don’t belittle their intelligence. This kind of theatre shows that technology doesn’t have to be 100% realistic to be appreciated; in fact, exercising our imaginations can be even more delightful.
The most frustrating film I’ve seen in a while, for giving human faces and stories to poverty and the bureaucracy battles that come with seeking welfare. A truly important film for gaining perspective on the harrowing day-to-day reality of many overlooked people.
The film that inspired these mini reviews in the first place! Roger Ebert is one of my favourite writers ever. This film about his career and the end of his life captures his pure passion for the cinema, and for writing. His reviews are magic in that he can acutely and plainly articulte how I feel about a film but couldn’t put to words. (available on Netflix)
What have you enjoyed lately? Let me know in the comments!
a heroine’s travel guide to Beijing, China’s Dongcheng District/ by Nikki Dee Welcome to Columbus, Ohio, the state’s capital and self-described “heart of it all”. The state of Ohio even looks a bit like a heart, and if you could balance the state on its center, that center spot would be the city of Columbus! This […]
Columbus, Ohio / Fit for a Heroine
Jan 10 2017
Pretty much as soon as I decided that this year I was going to roll with things rather than resist them, life threw a a challenge at me: the Airbnb we booked into for the month has no wifi. This was totally on us for not double-checking, and I’ve decided to treat it as an […]
Sunday Sampling / 053
Jan 15 2017