The coffee revolution or ”coffee porn” in Castle

Sipping from my second cup of caramel latte for the day brings me memories of one my favourite TV series. Castle, which essentially represents a crime-comedy-drama type of show, is one of the most caffeinated productions I have ever binge-watched. I wonder now if I’m overly addicted to coffee because I’ve watched shows like Castle…

Film review: Amor Crónico (2012)

The film follows the road trip, the adventures and the glamorous shows of CuCu Diamantes as she goes on tour in Cuba. Amor Crónico represents a project that has evolved from a simple documentary of the tour to an actual feature film. What’s more, the film portrays contemporary Cuba, its sounds and sites, its culture and…

5 Films that Encouraged Women to Travel (Part 2)

Earlier this year, I posted an article about films that encourage women to travel (Part 1), yet I’ve always considered the list to be incomplete. Thus, in a somewhat second part to the article, here’s another five titles to further get you inspired to travel, to get to know the world, but also yourself. The reason I’ve…

Film review: As I Open My Eyes (2015)

An inspiring and politically-charged tale of the beauty of music, and how in times of desperation, it is only through art, having the opportunity to express the unspeakable, that one can remain sane.

Film review: The Revenant (2015)

There’s always so much depth within each shot and scene, so much more than first meets the eye, all of it wrapped in symbolism.

Film review: Annie Hall (1977)

Woody Allen, one of the greatest directors of all time, has plenty of rhetoric mingled in the 1977 masterpiece Annie Hall, one of those movies that is unlikely to ever age in time precisely because its authenticity and truthfulness are way too advanced even for the modern citizen who’s been allowed access to all knowledge…

Film review: The Intouchables (2011)

French pictures have always been a strong addition to the world heritage of the big screen and The Intouchables is beyond doubt one of the best contemporary films I have seen. A Parisian quadriplegic aristocrat and a ghetto youngster build an unlikely strong friendship that charms with its humane, warmhearted plot twists. Two protagonists from…

5 Films that Encouraged Women to Travel (Part 1)

The last decade has undoubtedly witnessed a rise in the number of films featuring strong female characters which according to Yvonne Tasker, professor of Film Studies, is a sign of the changing roles for women in real life. Even though 21st century is more liberal than ever before for women, they continue to struggle for…