Julie & Julia

I forgot how much I liked this film, having caught it when it was on fairly late last night. Based on the blog of a true story – a young American woman – Julie Powell, who lives in the outer burbs of New York City – preparing all of the recipes from the classic recipe…

Birdman

Well that was quite the most surreal movie I’ve seen in a long time. I saw it at Lincoln Center last night which is one of the big cinema complexes here in Manhattan. However, as it only came out on Friday (and you can’t seem to reserve actual seats like you can in the UK) –…

Carrie

I watched the original film version of Carrie (1976) this evening. Surprised I’d never actually seen it before. I’m a huge fan of The Shining so it was a little odd that I’d never seen this. Of course – I ‘remember it’ from the 1980s, when I was growing up. It was one of those…

Gravity

I saw this today and really enjoyed it – a real cinematic masterpiece. You don’t watch this kind of film for its storyline (there are only two actors – Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and the storyline itself is incredibly thin) – but the visuals are genuinely jaw-dropping. Not hard to see what the $100m…

Scarlett

  I looove Lost in Translation and I looove Scarlett Johansson. Can you believe it’s been 10 years since LIT came out? So very one of my favourite films. PS I had posted this before, back in May, but this is one of the few posts that didn’t make it over when I moved from…