Gareth Johnson

A non-smoker who loves to laugh... (and binge on travel, food, movies, fashion, and theatre...). Find me on Twitter @gtvlondon

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The Ornithologist (O Ornitologo)
2 years ago
With The Ornithologist, Portuguese filmmaker Joao Pedro Rodrigues delivers an extraordinary film. Born in Lisbon in 1966, Rodrigues’s previous films include O Fantasma (2000), and The Last Time I Saw ...
Culture Vulture: 'Seat In Shadow'
2 years ago
For his debut feature-length production, Scottish artist and filmmaker Henry Coombes has collaborated with performance artist David Sillars to create Seat In Shadow. Set in Glasgow, the story revolves...
'Center of My World' – A Film that Navigates First Love, Family, and Unanswered Questions
2 years ago
With Centre of My World (Die Mitte der Welt) writer/director Jakob M. Erwa has adapted the 1998 novel of the same name by by Andreas Steinhöfel. It’s a German-language film, set in a small rural town,...
Culture Vulture: 'Certain Women' (2016)
2 years ago
Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women is based on short stories from a collection by Maile Meloy – titled Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, published in 2009. The structure of Reic...
A Week by the Beach
2 years ago
I'm super-fortunate that my Aunty Jean and Uncle Mike (who live in Cardiff) own a flat in Denia — a Spanish coastal town between Valencia and Alicante. They're happy for me to stay there anytime. Augu...
Why I Love Nude Beaches
2 years ago
I used to be a bit of a prude. Probably it was just my insecurities dictating my perception of the world, but when I was growing up I would have been a bit weirded out by a nude beach. But now, I love...