films


Open Air Cinema

Open-Air Cinema in London at Somerset House 2

The Somerset House website describes the even in the following way: Each summer, The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court hosts London’s most beautiful open-air cinema; Film4 Summer Screen. A highlight of the city’s summer calendar, the series features a range of films, all showing on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound. I love attending open-air cinema events. As a child we would go regularly and it was always a summer highlight. Since we’d seen the musical with Glenn Close, we decided Sunset Boulevard was the right film to watch. Especially because I, gasp, hadn’t ever seen it before. I […]


the price of salt

Carol

Let’s start 2016 with another film recommendation: Carol by Todd Haynes with the fantastic Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. I didn’t watch Carol with any expectations at all. Lesbian films tend to end with someone dying in various ways or the utter sadness of unnecessary heartbreak. Sometimes both. And as a general rule, lesbian films aren’t all that great. I didn’t know anything about the story and I wasn’t a fan of Cate Blanchett or Rooney Mara. Honestly? During the first hour I was actually bored. I had to force myself not to look at my watch and not to start fidgeting […]


the martian

The Martian

I have not yet recommended any books or films because that’s more a thing I usually do alone and not with the gf. She doesn’t really like films and doesn’t get to read as often as I do. But here’s one we agree on. Currently in cinemas and always on bookshelves in your local bookshop: The Martian by Andy Weir. Book What is it about? Well, an astronaut gets abandoned on Mars through no fault of his crew and now he’s alone for the foreseeable future. NASA doesn’t know he’s alive and he is running out of food… and even […]