Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes

Today’s young, in righteous, understandable defence of their own time, generally reject our reminiscences about a golden age “Past Imperfect,” by “Downton Abbey” writer Julian Fellowes, plays out an interesting premise — rich old bastard Damian Baxter hires his estranged friend to track down five women from their past before he dies (and his death is imminent),Continue reading “Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes”

Dolor y Gloria – Almodovar returns with this glorious movie

I’m a huge fan of the Spanish director Amodovar and being the movie goer that I am – I went to see a Spanish movie called “Pain and Glory” without realising Almodovar was the one behind it. When his name appeared on the title credits, I was tapping my feet in excitement. From the openingContinue reading “Dolor y Gloria – Almodovar returns with this glorious movie”

One Day – David Nicholls Book Review

“You can live your whole life not realizing that what you’re looking for is right in front of you.” David Nicholls’s acclaimed novel, tracking the 20-year friendship of Dexter and Emma, has sold more than a million copies and the film version has been released a few years back. I’ve accidentally found my copy ofContinue reading “One Day – David Nicholls Book Review”

Horse to Busan * Medieval Zombies and K-drama

Kingdom is based on Webtoon “God’s Country”, written by Kim Eun-Hee (Signal). Plot: a Crown Prince in medieval South Korea must fight to save his people from a zombie infection rampaging throughout the land while he evades political enemies’ schemes to take his right to the throne. “Kingdom captured our imaginations from the moment we readContinue reading “Horse to Busan * Medieval Zombies and K-drama”

Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis Book Review

I haven’t read any other books by Bret Ellis after his American Psycho (1991) and I thought I’d give Lunar Park a go. Written in 2006 it follows the life of the author post his literary success into a life of debauchery and then domestic bliss. “I had dreamed of something so different from what realityContinue reading “Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis Book Review”

Misty – V. C. Andrews (Wildflowers 01)

There is always another bull’s-eye for Mom, who is punishing my father with my needs, whipping him with the costs of keeping me in designer jeans, straight teeth, and anything else she can buy. She pounces on a new expense and rushes to get the charges added up and sent to him ASAP, as sheContinue reading “Misty – V. C. Andrews (Wildflowers 01)”

Jade – V. C. Andrews (Wildflowers 03)

“People who are always sticking their noses into other people’s business are too helpful,” she countered. “I don’t agree. I’m not sticking my nose into anyone’s business. I’m giving her the benefit of my experience and my knowledge.” I’ve done something bad. I’ve picked up another book from V.C. Andrews, but it’s not the startContinue reading “Jade – V. C. Andrews (Wildflowers 03)”

The Mourning Bride (Act 3, Scene 2)

First presented in 1697, The Mourning Bride is William Congreve’s only tragic drama, which includes two of his most quoted phrases, “Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,” (Act I, Scene 1), and “Heav’n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn’d.” (Act III, Scene 2).Continue reading “The Mourning Bride (Act 3, Scene 2)”