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The Many Faces of… Rebecca Hall

The Many Faces of Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall was born on 19 May 1982 in London. She studied English Literature, but dropped out before her final year. She did become interested in acting while she was still studying and appeared in several plays and started a theatre company. Her first movie role was at a young age in the TV adaptation her father did of The Camomile Lawn. Her first movie was in 2006 in Starter for Ten. Other movies she has appeared in are The Prestige, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Frost/Nixon, The Town, Iron Man 3 and Transcendence. Continue reading

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Review Breakfast at Tiffany's

During the last couple of years I’ve seen a lot of classic movies I had never seen before thanks to working through the IMDB top 250 list. Of course amongst those classics there were some which I simply didn’t like, but where I understood why they are so loved by many. Not everyone likes the same things. Breakfast at Tiffany’s was a movie which I hadn’t watched yet. Of course I knew the iconic image of Audrey Hepburn with the jewelery and the cigaret, but I had never seen anything else about the film. When Inspired Ground did a tribute to the movie I decide it was time to finally check it out and try to understand what all the fuss is about. Continue reading

Black Mirror – Season 1: National Anthem

Review of Black Mirror National Anthem episode s01e01

During the last couple of years I haven’t watched too many television show and therefore I missed many great shows. This was also the case for Black Mirror. Many people I know told me I should be checking it out, especially because I’ve always had a lot of interest in technology. It made me curious and decided to give it a watch, especially since a season only consists of three episodes. Now I normally don’t like including spoilers in my reviews, but as this is a series I’m going to break that rule. I’m also going to review each episode separately. If the first episode is any indication of the quality of the rest of the season, I’m in for something amazing. If you have not seen this show yet you can stop reading now and check out the first episode, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. It simply is phenomenal. Continue reading

Tales from the Organ Trade (2013)

Recensie Tales from the organ trade

There is a market for just about everything and even for the strangest items there are buyers available. This is also the case when it comes to health. When someone knows he won’t have a long time to live unless he/she finds a donor they will search for any option that might solve their problem. One of the possibilities is illegally having an operation done where you pay someone else to donate one of their organs. This documentary jumps into the world of the trade in kidneys. Continue reading

The Monday Question: Camera!

The Monday Question

It’s question time again at the start of the week. This week I want to ask you about your aspirations as a movie maker. Now I never really had the urge to direct movies/documentaries, but I have always enjoyed the process of filming and editing (mostly vacation movies and a couple of weddings). Last week though I started wondering again (even if it only was a little bit), simply because of the Black Magic Pocket Camera. I had never heard of it, but I think I saw on Criticwire that the price for it was slashed by half. It means you can get very good camera, especially built for making movies for around 500 dollars, which shows that with the right idea everyone can get quite far. Just that development made me wonder for a bit if I should be doing something creative with a camera, but then reality dawned on me that I’d never have the time to think of an interesting story/subject to film or if I had spend the time on executing it all. So my question to you:

Do you have any aspirations to make movies/documentaries yourself?