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my all time favourite movies

(in no particular order)

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) // genre: adventure film // directed by Wes Anderson // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk // rating: 9.5/10
  2. Spirited Away (2001) // genre: anime // directed by Hayao Miyazaki // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByXuk9QqQkk // rating: 9/10
  3. Snatch (2000) // genre: dark comedy // directed by Guy Ritchie // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7df-Yv_Z4 // rating: 10/10
  4. Pulp Fiction (1994) // genre: crime film // directed by Quentin Tarantino // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7EdQ4FqbhY // rating: 10/10
  5. Gone Girl (2014) // genre: mystery film // directed by David Fincher // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym3LB0lOJ0o // rating: 8,5/10
  6. In A World… (2013) // genre: comedy // directed by Lake Bell // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZHBjLFu5is // rating: 10/10
  7. Whip It (2009) // genre: comedy-drama // directed by Drew Barrymore // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQGPdXnb2Gg // rating: 10/10
  8. Haute Cuisine (2012) // genre: biography/French comedy // directed by Christian Vincent // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls_qn38kmEY // rating: 8,5/10
  9. My Neighbour Totoro (1988) // genre: anime // directed by Hayao Miyazaki // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92a7Hj0ijLs // rating: 8,5/10
  10. Bridesmaids (2011) // genre: comedy // directed by Paul Feig // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNppLrmdyug // rating: 10/10
  11. What If (2013) // genre: romance // directed by Michael Dowse // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A86JGbBEaBk // rating: 9/10
  12. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) // genre: drama/comedy // directed by Alfonso-Gomez Rejon // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qfmAllbYC8 // rating: 9/10
  13. Star Wars (Episode IV, V & VI) (1977-1983) // genre: sci-fi // directed by George Lucas // trailer links: (episode IV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gvqpFbRKtQ, episode V: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNwNXF9Y6kY, episode VI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UfA_aKBGMc // rating: 10/10
  14. Harry Potter film series (2001-2011) // genre: fantasy // directed by  Chris Columbus (1–2), Alfonso Cuarón (3), Mike Newell (4) David Yates (5–7) // trailer links: (Philosopher’s Stone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyHV0BRtdxo, Chamber of Secrets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmPrfYkpwTY, Prisoner of Azkaban: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAxgztbYDbs, Goblet of Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFWAOnvMd1Q, Order of the Phoenix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9alT_nulIM, Half-Blood Prince: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpCPvHJ6p90, Deathly Hallows (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzfEH0UPEBo, Deathly Hallows (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NYt1qirBWg // rating: 10/10
  15. Coraline (2009) // genre: fantasy/animation // directed by Henry Selick // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO3n67BQvh0 // rating: 10/10
  16. The Bling Ring (2013) // genre: drama/biography // directed by Sofia Coppola // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4c6hmrwba0 // rating: 9,5/10
  17. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) // genre: anime // directed by Hayao Miyazaki // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bG17OYs-GA // rating: 8,5/10
  18. Forrest Gump (1994) // genre: comedy-drama // directed by Robert Zemeckis // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPIEn0M8su0 // rating: 10/10
  19. Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012) // genre: rom-com // directed by Lee Toland Krieger // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjxbVmxgY-Q // rating: 8.5/10
  20. Lords of Dogtown (2005) // genre: drama // directed by Catherine Hardwicke // trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmXeGwbGVCE // rating: 9/10

Illustration sourced from http://hamusoku.com/

word of the day – 20 November 2016

“Conflate”: to blend together

Collage by Joe Webb

word of the day – 18 November 2016

“Bucolic”: a lovely rural setting

current favourite songs #1

  1. “Easy” – Son Lux // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRyMoyRPrr8
  2. “Consideration” – Rihanna feat. SZA // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTASEd8WOd8
  3. “Dang!” – Mac Miller feat. Anderson Paak // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR3GQfryp9M
  4. “Strawberry Swing” – Frank Ocean // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yORwhIwEAoY
  5. “Hey Boys & Girls” – Evermore // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3cVq1LnwCc
  6. “False Alarm” – The Weeknd // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW5oGRx9CLM&t=11

Image: Pulp Fiction (1994)

Property of Quentin Tarantino & Miramax Films

word of the day – 15 November 2016

“Brood”: to think alone

Illustration by Cosmosnail

recommended reads #1

  1. Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami // Rating: 7/10 // Synopsis: A raw and beautifully descriptive account of a  Japanese adolescent male’s relationships, sexual encounters and political views. // Praise: Although the novel is wonderfully poetic and stylized in nature, Murakami’s descriptions still feel somewhat tangible to the reader, making for an enjoyable read. // Criticism: The plot development is slow and fails to reach a decent climax. The Japanese terms and names of people and places is at times rather difficult to keep track of and relate to.
  2. Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie // Rating: 7/10 // Synopsis: A book of dual-purpose, serving both as an unconventional love story and an examination of race, society and the Nigerian culture. // Praise: I enjoyed the colourful Nigerian colloquialisms and the way in which Adichie passionately addresses topics such as racism and feminism. // Criticism: Adichie did tend to ramble in some areas, making the book a bit too lengthy for my liking. The main character, Ifemelu, comes across as one-dimensional and unemotional at times, making her difficult to relate to.
  3. The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins // Rating: 10/10 // Synopsis: A triple-narrative psychological thriller that centers around an alcoholic and her suspected involvement in the mysterious disappearance of a young woman whom, unbeknownst to the two of them, share something in common. // Praise: I read the entire novel in the space of eight hours. This book is the definition of un-putdownable. The triple-narrative allows for a three completely different perspectives, each one so captivating in its own unique way. // Criticism: Almost none. If anything, the only criticism I have is that the book wasn’t long enough, haha!

Illustration by Anna Hoyle

 

 

word of the day – 14 November 2016

“Assemblage”: a gathering

Illustration by Geoff McFetridge

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