DVD: Departures

DVD: Departures This Japanese film (I watched it with English subtitles) won the Oscar for best Foreign Language film in 2009. It tells the story of a cellist with a troubled family past who – when his orchestra is dissolved – returns to his home in a beautiful mountain-backed part of Japan. When he answers […]

movember 2010

Behold the terrible moustache that I’m growing for “Movember”. Please read a little more about why I’m growing a moustache, and what I’m trying to achieve by it. Last year, I grew a moustache primarily to raise awareness about depression: it’s a cause I feel passionate about, and I was happy to raise some money […]

DVD: Iron Man 2

DVD: Iron Man 2 In this inevitable sequel to the highly profitable Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow are back, and Terrence Howard has been replaced with Don Cheadle. The new villain (replacing Jeff Bridges) is played by Mickey Rourke. The best thing about the film, though, is the performance of Sam Rockwell: […]