Visual Vices

Cracking the celluloid ceiling, one day at a time.

Monthly Archives: May, 2013

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

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kaleidoscopic Kinetics: Dynamo exhibition in Paris

Reading time: 1 minute Dynamo opened just over a month ago at the Grand Palais in Paris. Covering over 3500m², this exhibition explores the use of light, space and perspective in … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Photograph: Printemps à Paname

Springtime sunset in Paris – I took this photo from a window several evenings ago.

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment