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Red Moscato and Murder Podcasts
The Perfect Pairing Most people pair their fancy wines with some delicious food and take pictures for their twitter accounts or something of that nature. However, us normal people are wearing sweatpants, at home with a huge glass of cheap wine, and tuning into Netflix or in my case podcasts. More specifically, murder podcasts because who doesn't like a good murder story? I know I do, especially the creepy heinous ones. No one can seem to explain why murder documentaries are so addictive but we all know secretly its our guilty pleasure, and wine too. Therefore, the perfect-sweet yet affordable-pairing is undoubtedly Barefoot Red Moscato wine, and a good gruesome murder podcast.
Bookish Fun For Everyone: Why Not Make It a Game? (The Book Tag)
The community of bookish loving people on YouTube was a fast-growing community as the topic of books transformed from just reviews and lists to games and challenges. Now there are a plethora of activities that involve books and bookish topics and more are being created every day!
What's a Film Without its Audience? How I Distributed My First Feature
I think the eventual question that dawns on the independent filmmaker today is: "How do you get an audience to see your movie?" It can be the worst feeling in this entire world, for any filmmaker, when he/she completes a grueling film project, only for its ultimate fate and end be a comfortable spot on a hard drive (which is where most independent film films actually ended up). Not to mention that it had only been watched by a few select friends and family. Thanks to free video sources like YouTube, which get such films some random kind of audience.
Titian: Love, Desire, Death exhibition afterthoughts
All the reviews of Titian’s exhibition at London's National Gallery that I have come across have been surprisingly different. As an art historian, I can appreciate the complexity with which those reviewers are approaching and unpacking the subject of the exhibition. However, none of them really focused their attention on an aspect that stroke me as a major focal point - Titian's choice of subjects - which happen to show the duality of beauty and power. So, I shall. Here, there will not be any “shocking” factual breakdowns of why using sex workers as models was meant to mock the patron of those works (Philip II - prince and then king of Spain that is), neither there will be any speculations on the cultural integration of slavery due to the colonialist expansion of Spain. As interesting as those things are, I would like to look at the visual and symbolic imagery of the mythological narratives that Titian chose, which are surprisingly topical.
Movie Review: 'The Craft Legacy' Improves on the Original
The Craft Legacy is a rare sequel that improves on the original. 1996’s The Craft was a solid look at teenage female empowerment and friendship that carried some very 90’s values. The Craft Legacy reflects how women’s empowerment has evolved and it’s a solid improvement on an original that wasn’t bad but does benefit from an updated perspective. Directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, The Craft Legacy is, for lack of a better term, ‘woke’ and it contains some of the best broad strokes of that term.
'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' Review—Very Niiiice
Never in my entire life have I witnessed such a terrible film. It has a horrible performance from Sacha Baron Cohen, and it doesn't have a single funny moment. It's one of the worst movies of the year....NOT!!!
7 of the Best Quotes from Beetlejuice
Tim Burton's comedy/fantasy Beetlejuice has become a cult classic since its 1988 release. After a happily married couple, Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara (Geena Davis) die, a new family moves into their home. They want to reclaim their home for themselves, but every method they try - haunting, scaring, dressing up as ghosts - doesn't work.
11 Times Pedro Pascal Was The Most Charming
Despite having been acting since the nineties, Pedro Pascal's rise to fame and leading man status didn't come until after 2014, following his stellar performance as Oberyn Martell in HBO's Game of Thrones. And while yes, we are screaming in horror as to why and how it took this long for Hollywood to take notice of the Chilean acting powerhouse because honestly, what the frickety heck!? *coughs* I digress...I think we can all agree, it was well worth the wait.
"Emily in Paris" and the World We Live In
Netflix’s new show “Emily in Paris” about a plucky young American who goes to work for a marketing company in the French capital, not knowing a word of the language but armed with her awesome Instagram skills and “fresh perspective”, has certainly stirred up some controversy. In the wake of cancellations of favourite shows such as “GLOW”, many viewers seem to feel they’ve been robbed of something good and given thrash in return. Critics are not exactly charmed, either, and I don’t even want to imagine what the French think about it. (Actually, according to the internet, they seem to be mostly laughing at it in bemusement which, I suppose, is better than the alternative.)
Under the Hatter's Hat
Alice is always the central focus of any Alice in Wonderland adaptation. That, of course, is only natural. They are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, after all.
Processing My Feelings through Basquiat.
Jean Michel Basquiat was a graffiti artist who gained notoriety in the 1980s for his gritty neo-expressionist style. Neo-expressionism is a style of art that communicates vivid and jarring images which often leaves viewers feeling a sense of tension, alienation and ambiguity. Jean Michel Basquiat's work focused on the internal struggle that we can all relate to in this pandemic.
What it's like to work with Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone is a great guy to work with. He's also difficult. So says Matt Graham, a screenwriter who got his big break working with Academy Award-winning director on the Untold History of the United States.