I’m still digesting this intense narrative, but I’ve never quite witnessed a war film like it. As hauntingly beautiful and it is gut-wrenching, I was hypnotized by the cinematography. A definitely contender in awards season this year.

How To Fail

I always enjoy this podcast, but I was particularly enraptured with S7, Ep1. Featuring the delightful Andrew Scott, AKA the Hot Priest from Fleabag, this pod never feels contrived and always leaves me with a greater understanding of my own “failings”. It’s all about perspective isn’t it?

Listen in here.

Last Night

I first watched this film in the throes of an ill-fated relationship and couldn’t help but see so much of myself reflected on the screen. Not quite the experiences, but more the human urges that we deny ourselves. Massy Tadjedin, an Iranian-American screenwriter and director, helmed the film as her 2011 debut, and it has stayed with me through continents, lovers and iterations of myself. It is still my steadfast favourite, years on.

After The Wedding

I went to see this film on my own, in a cinema full of solitary senior citizens. In short, my favourite place.

I loved its pace, its nuance, and its humanity. A cast of fallible, fractured characters who are unpacking the circumstances they’ve been dealt. For me, it was a reminder that flawed reality is often a greater reward than the future we imagine for ourselves.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.