Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo - review
Books, feminism, Film

Book review: Lights! Camera! Alice! by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo

Women have often been overlooked or miscredited in the film industry and it's high time they were recognised for their work, especially when it comes to the early years of cinema. Fortunately Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker* seeks to rectify that. You may not know that I'm something… Continue reading Book review: Lights! Camera! Alice! by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo

Film

Some thoughts on Mamma Mia 2 (spoilers)

I wasn't planning on writing a full blog post for this film. I planned on writing a paragraph or two straight from the cinema and saving it as a draft to form part of my next Friday Favourites. Then I went off on tangent after tangent and figured what the heck! So... I just got… Continue reading Some thoughts on Mamma Mia 2 (spoilers)

Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure
Books, Film

Book review: Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure

I love Richard Ayoade. I thought he was great in The IT Crowd, I love seeing him on panel shows (particularly alongside Noel Fielding) and I thought Submarine was awesome. Oh, and I flipping love Travel Man. But I'm not a fan of some of his earlier work, particularly Garth Marenghi's Dark Place and AD/BC:… Continue reading Book review: Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure

Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood
Books, Film, Lifestyle

Star Wars, Unicorns and La La Land #LittleLoves

Not gonna lie, it's been a rough week. I've spent the last nine days battling a cold with a cough so bad it's actually made me vomit. Fortunately the doctor has reassured me it will soon pass and shouldn't delay my surgery but it's been hard going. All three of us are poorly and sharing… Continue reading Star Wars, Unicorns and La La Land #LittleLoves

Blogosphere Casey Neistat
Books, Film, Lifestyle

Blogosphere, Man Down and Christmas crafts #LittleLoves

I don't know what it is about growing up but it's really easy for Christmas to lose it's magic. Until you have children, that is. I felt all kinds of festive on Sunday when I watched my son and nephew decorating the tree at my mum's house. They're two and a half and three and… Continue reading Blogosphere, Man Down and Christmas crafts #LittleLoves

30th birthday cards
Film, geekery, Lifestyle

Turning 30, a bit of nostalgia and Hunt for the Wilderpeople #LittleLoves

Turning 30, coupled with re-watching a TV show you grew up with and realising it launched nearly 20 years old, makes for a rather nostalgic week. Here's a look at the last seven days at Casa de Cornish Geek. Read: I've been on annual leave this week so no time for books or magazines. Instead… Continue reading Turning 30, a bit of nostalgia and Hunt for the Wilderpeople #LittleLoves

peppa pig magic painting
Books, Film, Jenson, Lifestyle, Music, Parenthood

The Power, Taylor Swift and magic painting #LittleLoves

And just like that, another week's over! I've got two weeks of #LittleLoves to catch you up on as I abandoned last week's post in favour of celebrating Fountain Pen Day. Cos, y'know, it's me. So here's a look at what I've been loving lately. Read: The Power and Wild. I've read a lot of… Continue reading The Power, Taylor Swift and magic painting #LittleLoves

now playing film book review from abrams + chronicle
Books, Film, geekery

Unleashing my inner film geek

You might not know this but I used to be something of a film buff. Through my early teens I'd be at the cinema at least once a week catching up on new releases and, upon discovering Empire Magazine at the age of 15, I decided that I wanted to be a film critic. I'd… Continue reading Unleashing my inner film geek

turtles all the way down by john green
Books, Film, Lifestyle

Turtles All the Way Down, the giggles and a Christmas giveaway #LittleLoves

I've been super proud of myself and my blog this week. I often suffer with Imposter Syndrome but I'm starting to feel a lot more confident in my writing and worthy of the praise I've been receiving. If you follow me on social media (links in the sidebar to the right there >>>) you may… Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down, the giggles and a Christmas giveaway #LittleLoves

it only happens in the movies by holly bourne
Books, feminism, Film, Jenson, Lifestyle

Stationery Matters, We Should All Be Feminists and mulled wine #LittleLoves

Welcome to another week of #LittleLoves, where I share what I've been loving over the past week. I've whizzed through the latest Holly Bourne, been moved by a TED Talk and listened to an old favourite. Check out the highlights. Read: It Only Happens in the Movies and Stationery Matters. I freaking love Holly Bourne… Continue reading Stationery Matters, We Should All Be Feminists and mulled wine #LittleLoves