Tuesday

5ftinf

I am a big fan of the truly inspiring and insanely colourful 5ftinf (aka Philippa Stanton) so I jumped at the chance to see her house and garden and of course inside the shed (of dreams) as part of Brighton and Hove Artists' Open Houses. It was such a visual treat and a joy to photograph.
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It was so fantastic to actually meet Philippa and get to have a chat with her. I would love to attend one of her workshops later in the year. I found out a bit more information about the installation in the shed on her website:
... it's theme is around nesting: creating a cosy, safe place with found functional items just like birds do, but it has also taken inspiration from collections and colour ...


Saturday

So far this week.

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The Theory of Everything was just flipping marvellous but I did feel a bit emotionally dehydrated afterwards as I could not stop crying. God help the girl was such a fun little film that I sort of wanted to be in. Copenhagen was one of these films that Netflix recommends but you have never even heard of it. I am glad I didn't turn it off after the first 5 minutes (the lead guy does a rather rubbish American accent and I instantly loathed him) as I kind of loved the film. Wild made me want to buy some walking boots but I also really enjoyed it. Inherent Vice made me feel extremely agitated and I don't really know why - some sort of odd chemical reaction to it. The Babadook was such a good old freaky film that really put me on edge!

Tuesday

So far this week.

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Short Term 12 was a fantastic one - I really enjoyed every minute and found it a really fascinating film. Violette was a brilliant story and very well acted.  Lilting was definitely an emotional one and I loved it. Drinking Buddies was quite enjoyable really (I hadn't been expecting that). In Fear was about one of my worst nightmares - getting lost in the woods (I couldn't help thinking the whole way through - that's Tom from Downton Abbey though!). What we do in the shadows was hilarious and made me want to start buying dvds again! I really can not wait for a second viewing.

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White reindeer was quite a bizarre watch and I can't decide if I actually liked it or not. I nearly turned off Stuck in love after the first 5 minutes but I persevered and actually really enjoyed it. With Mary Poppins I always start off enthusiastic and singing along but then tend to wane a bit during  the second half. Happy Christmas was a really good one that I'd never even heard of. One hundred and one dalmatians is just fantastic. Liberal Arts had been on my to watch list for a while now and I am so glad i did. I loved it!

Monday

So far this week.

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I'm on a roll with actual great films. Films that I would actually include in my top 5 of the year. The Stag would not be one of them - this was ok but just the sort of thing you fancy watching on Boxing day while scoffing some Ferrero Rochers. The One I Love was rather fantastic. I adore Mark Duplass (ever since The Puffy Chair) and I thought the storyline was really unique. In Your Eyes was such a good one also. I got a bit excited when I saw it was written by Joss Whedon (I will always be a Buffy fangirl). Sinister was slightly disturbing in parts and still haunts me. In a World was such a fun watch with such great characters.  Like Father like Son was simply marvellous and extremely powerful. I really rate the director Hirokazu Koreeda so I knew I was in for some greatness. 

Sunday

So far this week.

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I am still very behind with my film updates so I think I will just do a whole load so I can get back on track. One of the problems has been that during the festive period I have been watching a film a night before bed so my list just keeps getting longer (can't stop - won't stop).

Afternoon Delight was absolutely fantastic - I enjoyed every second. It's directed by Jill Solway who also did the amazing Transparent so trust me - it's great. It's a Wonderful Life is always very entertaining and is a must around this time of the year (back in December). Not here to be loved was a really touching story. Starlet was an unexpected good one. Home Alone - it has to be done in early December to get me in the mood. How I live now was an interesting idea and it really kept my attention.
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