It’s going to be wet and wintery this weekend so what could be better than planting yourself in front of a giant screen, popcorn and Prosecco on hand, for some top-notch entertainment.
After the Oscar fiasco where we thought La La Land had walked the Best Picture category, only to be thwarted by real winner Moonlight, mid emotional speeches – to my mind, thank goodness the Academy actually got it right.
I loved La La Land for the frothy light confection it was but Moonlight is the deserving winner – it’s a meaningful film about fear, honesty and facing who you really are, especially when circumstances have forced you to never reveal what is authentically yours. Based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney – the film follows the life of Chiron in three key stages – as a nine year old, a teenager and a grown man. He is gay in a Miami ghetto full of addicts – including his own mother. It will make you sad,it will make you mad, it certainly made me sob sometimes with uncomfortable recognition. This is a film about what is it to be human and it is a cinematic triumph. Don’t miss it.
Love Jane x
After nights of watching ‘gore-tastic’ Fortitude, solo on the sofa, I was reunited with my sensitive husband this week by the return of our favourite anti-romcom Catastrophe on Channel 4.
It’s now in its third season and has to be one of the funniest observations on the horrors of modern urban life.
Its starring and co-written by the brilliant Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s who are great friends. In the first series, Horgan’s character becomes accidentally pregnant by Delaney’s – a visiting Boston businessman. We then follow their journey as they try to forge a life together, from marriage, babies to affairs, sex and mother-in-laws.
It side splittingly rude and very funny – and the perfect antidote to the murder drama I seem to weirdly be drawn to.
Love Marie Louise