The Almost Famous Writer Book Club // Fall 2019

From the new Philip Pullman book to the perfect classic read for October, these are the books I’ll be reading this fall. Honestly, is there a better fall activity than to curl up with a good book, a hot cup of tea and a fluffy blanket? I think not, so I’ve selected the three books…

Summer in Scotland on film #1

Travel back to summer in Scotland with me in this two part series where I share my film photos. In this first part: Tantallon Castle. On the east coast of Scotland, about an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, towers the ruin of a once magnificent castle. Tantallon Castle was built in 1350 right on the edge…

Cinema Club // September 2019

From Dirty Dancing to La portrait de la jeune fille en feu, let’s discuss the movies I’ve seen in September in this freshly squeezed cinema club. Now that the days are getting shorter and the nights colder, it’s the perfect time to either brave the rain outside and seek shelter in the movie theaters or…

Down The Rabbit Hole 2019 on film

Summer has officially come and gone. There I was, on a cold, rainy day listening to my greatest hits cd of The Cure and scanning in my film photos of the past few months. The grey weather outside couldn’t be more different from the warm and sunny weather in the pictures, but all the more…

Release Radar Friday // Week 16

It’s the weekend! And an extra long Easter-weekend for me at that. The weather is going to be absolutely BEAUTIFUL and, dare I say it, quite summery. So I’m going to spend my four free days in our garden, in the sun, with Ziggy bouncing through the assorted greens like an Easter bunny and with…

Dumbo (2019) // Film Review

★★★★ Visionary director Tim Burton has really made the animated Disney classic his own, which results in a dark, whimsical and heartfelt story. We’re living in the day and age where every Disney movie appears to get a live action remake. In the increasingly long list of remakes, including Cinderella (2015), The Jungle Book (2016)…

Let’s talk about the Oscars 2019

Let’s look back on the 91st Academy Award show with my five favourite moments, from Olivia Colman’s acceptance speech to Glenn Close being Glenn Close. It’s the day after Hollywood’s biggest event and the world is still buzzing. From the best dressed on the red carpet to the juiciest stories from the after parties: everyone…

My Oscars 2019 predictions

Let’s dive into the Oscar-themed crystal ball and try to figure out who should be preparing their acceptance speeches for tonight. Happy Oscars Day! Today, on February 24th 2019, the Academy Awards show will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and on television screens worldwide. Every year I like to follow the…

Let’s talk about the controversy of Karl Lagerfeld

Most tributes to Karl Lagerfeld only focus on the beauty and not the ugly, but in the case of one of the most iconic fashion designers, both sides of the luxurious coin should be discussed. On February 19, 2019 fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld passed away at the age of 85. My first thought was “What…

Hello February!

Hello February! It’s finally the month of the Oscars, the end of my MA thesis and the start of my new semester at university. Keep reading for my thoughts on the previous month and the one that has just begun. I’ve decided I really don’t like January. It’s cold and grey and rainy, and although…