Now that winter has firmly set in and it’s getting dark before 5pm, we thought we’d take a look at five of the best films released this year. Whether you’re watching it on a good old DVD or streaming onto an iPad, there are few better ways to stave off the winter gloom than snuggling up on your sofa with a good film. You might disagree with our choices but we’ve tried to make it as broader a church as possible – covering many genres.
A contender for best film of the year? Certainly the best comedy, this neat ensemble film is brilliantly written and cast with lesser known acting talents all putting in scene stealing performances. Most importantly for a comedy, it is really funny and while produced by the makers of Knocked Up and Superbad, Bridesmaids has a unique voice of its own. It cleverly avoids the girl-twee clichés associated with a typical romantic comedy and is both brutal and sensitive when it needs to be. Men will learn of the apparent horror that getting chosen to be a Bridesmaid entails, while women can be proud of a high quality comedy that easily competes with the “fratpack”. (more…)
In the run up to Christmas we’ve got our eyes peeled for suggestions for great Christmas presents, and we’ll be bringing you some of our top tips for online and offline shopping.
First up, the online shop at the Tate.
Gone are the days of terrible gift shops at galleries with nothing more than a few postcards and a pot of branded jam, these days the shops at galleries are a serious business and they can be a fantastic hunting ground for really unusual, sometimes limited edition, pieces. You’d expect great style from the Tate, and that’s what we think you get.
1. Finding stylish Christmas cards that aren’t a shrine to bad design and toe-curling messages can be hard. We think the Tate have cracked it with these cards using a design by Ashley Havinden - Christmas gets a stylish, mid-century treatment. £5.00 for 6 cards.
A whole new world. Handmade to order from recycled vintage globes, ImagineNation revisits this age old interior staple, and gives it a fabulous new lease of life. Commission your own design or chose an ImagineNation one-off design, we love this Flutter-by globe, though the Peace and the Rock n Roll globes are also favourites.