{film} ginger and rosa

Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) have been best friends since their birth in the year 1945.  As the opening footage reminds us, this is the year the bomb was dropped in Hiroshima (& Nagasaki). The pair are now 17 in 1962 London and looking to declare their independence from their mothers once more.  ThisContinue reading “{film} ginger and rosa”

{film} the woman in black

It has been a long time since I’ve intentionally watched a horror-genre film. I think The Blair Witch Project (1999) was the last one I’d seen in a theater. I tend to lean toward psychological-traumas, than all out physical-harm, the same goes for film choices. The Woman in Black involves two ingredients I try toContinue reading “{film} the woman in black”

{tv} Sherlock: S2

I had pretty much given up hope that there would be another season Sherlock after Watson signed on to be a Hobbit, some character by the name of Bilbo–really, what was Martin Freeman thinking?! And finally there was: another series of three: “A Scandal in Belgravia,” “The Hounds of Baskerville,” & “The Reichenbach Fall.” It is hardContinue reading “{tv} Sherlock: S2”

{film} two briefly + one

Saw Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) last night. I will very likely write a review at some point, but for now: suffice it to say, it was brilliant fun. It was all we have come to love from Guy Ritchie, and then a bit more. ie. If you recall the trailerContinue reading “{film} two briefly + one”

[film] L’Illusionniste

Few backdrops are prettier than those found in Sylvain Chomet’s British-French animated film The Illusionist (L’Illusionniste, 2010). I am already planning to re-watch this lovely comedy/drama so as to not have to mind the mostly silent characters’ expressions and gestures; which, admittedly, have a captivation all their own. Here are links to both Roger Ebert’sContinue reading “[film] L’Illusionniste”

sherlock, downton abbey, and luther

The following are three British television series Sean and I have recently discovered; made easy as they were available via Netflix streaming. I list them in order of viewing, Luther being newly arrived to Netflix. I would also recommend Doctor Who and Torchwood as well. Torchwood is currently running a pretty intense season. And we can’t waitContinue reading “sherlock, downton abbey, and luther”