“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

― Charles William Eliot

[Media Invite] Movie Review: Mustang

Title: Mustang Loved it Graded Genre: Drama Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven Actors: Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Tuğba Sunguroğlu Country: France/Turkey/Germany, 2015 Language: In French with English subtitles In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal with unexpected consequences. The family home is… Read more →

[Media Invite] Movie Review: Tokyo Anyway

Title: Tokyo Anyway Loved it Graded Genre: Contemporary Director: Camille Meynard Actors: Benjamin Ramon, Violette Pallaro, Antojo Country: Belgium, 2013 Language: In French with English subtitles Camille, Faustine, Armel and Félix are four friends living and working in Brussels. In a single day, each of them arrive at a turning point in their lives. The film shows a generation’s struggle in building careers and families. With… Read more →

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[Media Invite] Movie Review: The Canterville Ghost (Le Fantôme de Canterville)

Title: The Canterville Ghost (Le Fantôme de Canterville) Loved it Graded Genre: Comedy Director: Yann Samuell Screenwriter: Yann Samuell Actors: Audrey Fleurot, Michaël Youn, Michèle Laroque Elements: Drama, Fantasy Ghost Aliénor of Canterville, a brazen and brilliant 18th-century noblewoman and feminist ahead of her time, soul damned to the earth because she would yield to no man, has been ever since haunting her isolated old castle… Read more →

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The Comfort Factor

  What does one do when one is sick and tired of everything? When it came to those rare periods of time where I had truly enough of boring textbooks, I turned to what was reliable and decidedly left responsibilities out the window. This meant that the pile of to-be-read books continued gathering dust on the table. And no, I… Read more →