Hello! To finish off today with #12, we have a song that I have heard numerous times without really realizing and picking up on it - Brandi Carlile's 'The Joke'. Representing those marginalized by society, who struggle with fitting in and being loved for who they are, 'The Joke' cuts you deep, both lyrically and … Continue reading 100 songs for the 2010s: Brandi Carlile’s ‘The Joke’ #12
Hello! And welcome to the 2nd post of the December project (info here). Whereas the first song I covered was completely unfamiliar to me, the second entry on the list - Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' - is a song I have listened to countless times throughout the decade. Whilst the whole decade was immensely successful … Continue reading 100 songs for the 2010s: Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ #2
Hello! The only movie that is daring to play as counterprogramming to Avengers: Infinity War in the UK cinemas is a small British movie Beast. As it will certainly be overlooked by a lot of people, I decided to give it a chance. IMDb summary: A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled … Continue reading 5 ideas about a movie: Beast
Hello! And welcome to a review of a movie I knew nothing about prior to seeing it. Can't say I know much more having now seen it. This is You Were Never Really Here. IMDb summary: A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, … Continue reading 5 ideas about a movie: You Were Never Really Here
Hello! Sometimes, I go to the cinema without any prior knowledge of a film. This was exactly the case this weekend, when, after watching the other UK wide release - Kingsman 2 - on Thursday, I chose to see Borg vs. McEnroe on Saturday, just because I saw it advertised at the box office. IMDb … Continue reading 5 ideas about a movie: Borg vs. McEnroe
Hello! The British awards contender for this year - Victoria & Abdul - has premiered in its motherland/fatherland, so, let's review it! IMDb summary: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Victoria & Abdul was written by a playwright and a screenwriter Lee Hall, who based the script on … Continue reading 5 ideas about a movie: Victoria & Abdul
Hello! While I'm definitely more of a mainstream pictures kinda cinephile, I'm not against more arty/experimental films. Darren Aronofsky represents both: while his style is very much unique, his name is well-known to even the most casual moviegoers. Let's see what his latest movie - mother! - has to offer. IMDb summary: A couple's relationship is … Continue reading Movie review: mother!