‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ and ‘The Green Ray’ – films

Happy 2015. Having stumbled across an article about films to watch that reflect the beginning of a new year, I picked up on Eric Rohmer’s ‘The Green Ray’ and Martin Scorcese’s ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’. Both are definitely worth a watch for different reasons. The Green Ray (Le Rayon Vert) This 1986 French film directed […]

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Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, […]

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Pride – film review

I’d heard glowing reviews about this film and with a cast including Dominic West, Imelda Staunton and Bill Nighy, the odds of it being good were looking pretty favourable. It was better than that, it was great. Written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus, Pride is an historical comedy drama fusing social, gender […]

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Distant (Uzak)

A fairly cold November evening’s walk along the dark glistening waters of London’s Southbank found me heading towards the British Film Institute (BFI). ‘Distant’ (Uzak), directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, was not going to be a block-buster action film. I knew that and that’s why I chose it. The film’s title was my mental mirror […]

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20,000 Days on Earth

A keen keeper of diaries, Nick Cave scribbled a calculation determining the number of days he had spent on earth. Directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard took this idea and created a film that featured a fictionalised 24 hours in the life of Cave on the 20,000th day. The results? A beautifully made film. Nick […]

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Louis Kahn’s son Nathanial in a film ‘The Power of Architecture’ is celebrating his father, an architect, who found his professional footing in his 50s. The film was screened at RIBA on 22nd July.

I’d never heard of Louis Kahn before but on first glimpse, his Warhol blond/grey hair, pointy face and round glasses made him a figure that you’d associate with the creative 1960s. Dark suit, bow tie, pacing around drawing boards and re-writing the course of architectural history, his influence on the world of architecture has been illuminating […]

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