What I’ve been watching: Last five films #3

What I've Been Watching

It’s been so long since I last wrote one of these that there are more than five last films. There are fourteen. October was a great film-watching month for me. Thanks to a longish-haul trip to London. Well, rather the flight back home to Bahrain. And the lull between TV seasons.

Rather than going through every single one of the films, I’m going to pick out five of my favourites of the last couple of months of film viewing. Continue reading →

What I’ve been watching: Last five films

What I've been watching: Last five films

Pre-Bahrain I spent a fair amount of my weekends in Summer at the cinema. Well, maybe not weekends, but certainly a lot of Friday nights. See, I’m a sucker for blockbuster films.

Sure we get them here. But as I’ve mentioned before, films can tend to be cut. But you’re left guessing as to which films and what’s been cut. The safest thing for a film fan like myself to do is just see the film on the small screen. So while I wait for summer blockbusters, I catch up on other films.

It’s been such a long time since I mentioned anything film related on this blog. I’ve been wondering whether it fits in anymore here. But I tend to over think things. So to tell with the wondering and here’s the last five films I’ve seen. That are mostly not even recent releases. Continue reading →

Film Review: Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier

The few times I’ve attempted street photography have gone okay. Not spectacular failures, but I always miss that something that makes street photography what it is – capturing real emotion and seeing what the every day passerby doesn’t see. That takes some amount of time, patience and an intuition about people.

Vivian Maier was one of the most prolific street photographers, ever. She took thousands of photos. Thousands. But she wasn’t a photographer or a journalist. She was a nanny. Who apparently enjoyed photography very much. Continue reading →