One of the reasons I love Sofia Coppola is because she makes movies like they’re music videos. Her collaboration with AIR from The Virgin Suicides (1999) followed by Lost in Translation (2003), is the secret to the dream-like quality of her films. What amazes me is how she manages to make a movie out ofContinue reading “Movies like music videos”
“Truth is, there’s no one that can do what I do. Including her. Any of the other choices would have found that job impossible and the magazine would have suffered. Especially because of the list. The list of designers, photographers, editors, writers, models, all of whom were found by me, nurtured by me and haveContinue reading “The List”
The greatest writers in the world create the most human characters; characters who remind us of ourselves, of people we know, characters we love and characters we love to hate. But what happens when you fall in love with characters you shouldn’t, like the bad guy? I have been watching too many films and readingContinue reading “When we feel for the bad guys”
This picture was taken by my sister in Penang. What did psycho fan girl do to McAvoy’s head??
When you watch too many films, you start to take notice of a director’s style. You start to realise who their favourite actors are, what their films are usually about, the mood, style, look and feel of each film they make. With Michael Bay, it’s the sunny disposition. The Island (2005) with Ewan McGregor andContinue reading “In the mood for films”
I succumbed to Planet Starbucks. On Tuesday, I went into the café first thing in the morning and bought myself an Americano. All morning I dreaded the thought of having to drink instant coffee as I had forgotten to bring my cafetière to work. So I succumbed to Planet Starbucks. But as I watched myContinue reading “Planet Starbucks”
Aunts Christine and Becky in London c.1960 Many have heard of the American Dream, but few have heard of the European Dream. The American Dream for many is the pursuit of freedom and happiness in a land rich in opportunity and resources to achieve a better, richer and fuller life. The European Dream, however, mayContinue reading “The European dream”
How often do you go to the cinema? Not very often for me, I must say. Watching movies in the UK is expensive, compared to in Malaysia when it was almost a weekly habit. So I compiled a list of movies I have watched in UK cinemas since 2008, and found an interesting pattern thatContinue reading “Deception to Inception”