I’ve watched this Tom Ford documentary so many times … and yet each time I still take away something new. I love his movies, especially A Single Man with Colin Firth. Every frame, every moment was designed to the minute detail and is absolutely gorgeous. Combine exquisite design with a passion for filmmaking and there’s Mr. Tom Ford.
Being always behind in editing, I finally got around to putting together some footage from a road trip to New England in the fall. Here’s part 1. Shot mostly with my iPhone (except for a few clips filmed with my Fujifilm XT-2).
I have a small, treasured collection of Criterion DVDs. So it’s pretty happening when I discovered a used record store in town that sells Criterion DVDs for a song!
Nothing special, just a few moments of my days. :)
I grew up on soy bean milk. A simple, delicious drink I loved as a kid growing up in Viet-Nam. It tastes even better when you make it at home from scratch.
Running a few errands on a winter’s day.
A lovely bookstore by the sea? You’re in much luck. Come visit Browseabout Books if you’re ever in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Here’s episode 8 of the Book Lovers Series.
Ever since Filmstruck shut down, I’ve been in a bit of a movie funk. Then Criterion announced they will have their own channel, my mood lifted. Recently, I received an email from Criterion notifying of their new channel’s arrival in April 2019. New charter members get free Movie of the Week if they sign up now. So … of course … I signed up!! Excited about all these amazing classic films and extra goodies that will be coming our way. I especially love Director’s Commentaries. This week’s movie is MIKEY & NICKY directed by Elaine May which I’ve never seen before. Can’t wait!
I fell in love with this charming little bookshop in Notting Hill, London.
A lovely bookshop in Annapolis, Maryland is featured in this episode of The Book Lovers Series. Introducing Old Fox Books, a used/new/antiquarian bookshop opened in 2016.
Episode 5 of The Book Lovers Series is up! And it’s definitely the longest one so far, featuring Foyles in London. With 7 floor of books, I happily spent almost the entire evening there filming. Thanks for watching!
All my close friends know I’m a die-hard fan of Wes Anderson. So it’s a given that I’m over-the-moon excited to hear that his next film is in the works. The French Dispatch is casting now, and heading the list of suspects are all my favorite actors, including Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton. Rumors are that Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, and Léa Seydoux may also come on board the Wes Anderson train. With production to wrap-up early next year, we may get to see The French Dispatch in theaters by the end of 2019. I will rewatch all my Wes Anderson DVDs and re-read all his screenplays until then. That’s the plan.
Ever since I first read Peter Mayle’s A Year In Provence many many year sago, I’ve been dreaming of visiting Provence. This fall, I finally had a chance to actually do it. Even though it was a brief stay (3 days / 2 nights), it was just enough to get a feel for the region. Here are the Provence vlogs. Thanks for watching them with me!