Visual Vices

Cracking the celluloid ceiling, one day at a time.

Photographs: La Vachalcade in Montmartre

My photographs of the Vachalcade Parade (we’d probably translate it as “Cowalcade” in English). The sun shone, and adults and children alike packed the streets in fancy dress. 15th June … Continue reading

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Fill the Void – review

Reading time: 1.5 minutes Year of release: 2012 // Director: Rama Burshtein // Screenplay: Rama Burshtein // Starring: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg // Country: Israel Set in present-day … Continue reading

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Photographs: Palace of Eden

“Gardens are not made my singing ‘Oh, how beautiful’, and sitting in the shade.” – Rudyard Kipling Photographs I took last Sunday at L’Art du Jardin, a four-day garden exibition … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Patrick Stewart on Violence Against Women

British actor Patrick Stewart Q&A at Comicpalooza 2013, giving an incredibly personal, impassioned answer to a question about his work with charities for battered women. Definitely worth a watch.

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Man, I Feel Like A Woman!

Or: How not to dissuade women from directing blockbusters Reading time: 3 minutes A couple of weeks ago, I was handed a free copy of French Stylist outside Blanche metro station. The heavens had … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Photograph: Flamenco Class

It’s been very grey and rainy these last few days in Paris. This morning, just to cheer myself up a bit, I flicked through some sunny of photographs of Madrid, … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Frozen River – review

Reading time: 1 minute Year of release: 2009 // Director: Courtney Hunt // Screenplay: Courtney Hunt // Starring: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott // Country: USA At the time … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reaction Round-Up: The Merida Makeover

Reading time: 2 minutes Last week, Disney went and did something completely bonkers. Monday and Tuesday saw the Twittersphere explode in a blast of vented frustration, as more and more … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Trouble with Trance

Reading time: 2.5 minutes *SPOILER ALERT* // N.B. This is not a review Oh, Hollywood. Dear, naive Hollywood. Your most recent offering has just washed up on the shores of … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Join the Club

Reading time: 1.5 minutes I wonder how many people nowadays hold membership for their local film rental store.  Far fewer than ten years ago, that’s for certain. The practicality of … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

About Elly – review

Reading time: 2 minutes Year of UK release: 2012 // Director: Asghar Farhadi // Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi // Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini // Country: Iran Despite being released in … Continue reading

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