a world of glass

It would be easy to fire off a quick succession of clichés when writing about this exhibition. Magical. Enchanting. Mesmerising. Fantastical scenes within a darkened room filled with the fairytale tinkling of chimes. But that would be misleading. For although it is true that these adjectives spring to mind upon visiting ‘A World of Glass’, … Continue reading

how to start a revolution

GENE SHARP is not a name familiar to the general public. However if you watch Ruaridh Arrow’s documentary How to Start a Revolution you will be in awe of what this man’s work has achieved, and subsequently surprised by the blank expressions you receive when mentioning a film you’ve recently seen about him. Yet the … Continue reading

the skin i live in

The less known about this film before going to see it the better. There’s a man (a plastic surgeon), a girl (a beautiful girl), and a housekeeper. That’s all you need to know. The plot twist is so inherent to the brilliance of this film that it’s best I refrain from commenting on it much more. I … Continue reading

most wanted: Prada stripes

I MAY have already seen a few new season fashion faux pas since the sun has emerged from it’s cloudy enclave (think ‘stripe / midi-length / ballerina’ combo’s with a bit of colour blocking thrown in for good measure) but it’s not going to stop me from sticking steadfastly to my love of stripes. And … Continue reading

birds of paradise

male and female : cecil b demille 1919 BIRDS of Paradise is the 3rd Fashion in Film Festival, which started yesterday and is on until 12th December. Screening rare and unseen films from the 1920s through to the 1970s (often with live piano accompaniment) it aims to provide “an intoxicating exploration of costume as a … Continue reading

the temptation of st tony

SUNDAY I went to the cinema. As part of the BFI London Film Festival I saw Estonian writer/director Veiko Ounpuu’s second feature film, The Temptation of St Tony. Having booked the tickets long enough ago for me to have forgotten about them, my friend and I went in clueless as to any details regarding the … Continue reading

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