4 films that define you…go.

This made the rounds on Twitter earlier today, and it seemed like a fun thing to do. The challenge was to name four films that define you, in celebration of “the personal nature of cinema.” A worthy endeavor. It kind of evolved into people just posting four images or screencaps from their chosen movies, whichContinue reading “4 films that define you…go.”

GP: The Grievous Angel

For years I’ve been wanting to go to Joshua Tree National Park: 1) because it’s an amazing place, and 2) to pay tribute to country rock legend Gram Parsons. I can’t remember when I first learned about Gram, but I’m pretty sure it was through one of the many Keith Richards interviews/memoirs I’ve read overContinue reading “GP: The Grievous Angel”

Soundtracks of the Southwest

Oh, hey. If it seems like there’s been a relatively long gap since my last post, it’s because I’ve been out kicking it with the cowboy angels on Route 66 (in other words, on a road trip). Alex and I are getting pretty good at this big-spontaneous-trip thing. The decision to hit the road was 75% spurredContinue reading “Soundtracks of the Southwest”

Record stores of Amsterdam (a new travel hobby)

What better way to combat jet lag than writing a blog post at 4am? I’m sure I’ll be coming back to edit this one once I “wake up”… Anyway, I’m back from my trip and it would appear that I’ve fallen in love with Amsterdam. The city is beautiful (even in cold weather), and the peopleContinue reading “Record stores of Amsterdam (a new travel hobby)”

If you can’t fall in love in San Francisco….

First of all, thank you Woody Allen, for making Blue Jasmine. Thank you for highlighting the most dysfunctional of human relationships. Thank you for making me laugh and cringe at the same time. Thank you for putting some of my favorite people on the screen together. But most of all,Thank you for making a filmContinue reading “If you can’t fall in love in San Francisco….”

A documentary worth watching

Note: This post is a slight deviation from my normal fangirly endeavors, so bear with me. Tonight I watched a very interesting documentary called Happy. It taught me—among many other things—that Denmark has the happiest people in the world per capita (reasons for this could be free education and health care for life, as wellContinue reading “A documentary worth watching”