Monthly Archives: May 2012

We’ll Take Manhattan (BBC Four) *

When I heard that BBC were adapting the love affair between genius photographer David Bailey and infamous 60s supermodel Jean Shrimpton into a drama, I was excited. When I heard it was going to be a BBC Four production, renowned … Continue reading

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Barcelona ****

Barcelona is Whit Stillman’s first studio-financed film and follows the story of Ted and Fred, two Americans abroad looking for love in the Spanish city. The film is based on Stillman’s own experiences in Spain during the 1980s and is … Continue reading

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Mad Men Season 2 *****

After a perfectly produced and delivered Season 1, Mad Men returns for a second, equally riveting and equally elegant series. Now that the characters are established, Season 2 was much more focussed on progressing the plot. There is still the beautiful rendering … Continue reading

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Priceless/ Hors de Prix ***

Priceless is a light-hearted French rom-com packed with style, comedy and class confusion. The (ridiculously) beautiful Audrey Tautou plays Irène, a stylish young woman who attaches herself to rich older men in order to keep herself in endless Chanel and … Continue reading

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Metropolitan ****

Whit Stillman’s directorial debut follows the lives of a group of young Manhattan socialites over the 2 week Christmas holiday period as they attend debutante balls and discuss the nature of their upper class existence. A cast of relative unknowns … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Moment!

I recently read an article online, which discussed the growing problem of modern society’s inability to enjoy the present, which is something that I have been thinking about a lot recently. It seems that nowadays, we are obsessed with documenting … Continue reading

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Dot Art Presents: Liverpool Art Show S/S12

Thursday 3rd May saw the grand opening of the Liverpool Art Show 2012 in Camp and Furnace, a great venue tucked away on Greenland Street. This year, The Art Show combined a fine art exhibition with live music, DJ sets … Continue reading

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