Reflections on the London Film Festival

Wherein I rank the 29 films I watched during BFI’s LFF.

I never thought I’d reach the point where I was sick of seeing films.  Admittedly, I’m not sick of them all together…I’m just grateful that I now have the ability to take a bit of a break after averaging three films a day. Continue reading “Reflections on the London Film Festival”

The Power of Hindsight: Or how Facebook is Reinforcing my Decision to Uproot my Life

Both the best and worst thing about Facebook’s “On This Day” feature is the feelings that the throwback procures.  “Where was I and what in the world was I thinking,” passes through my mind most days when I stumble across all kinds of vague, passive-aggressive remarks that, I’m sure, seemed so important at the time.  I flip through this day in my personal history and I can’t help but chuckle at some of the thoughts that crossed my mind, the witticisms I was inspired to share. Continue reading “The Power of Hindsight: Or how Facebook is Reinforcing my Decision to Uproot my Life”

The Thing About Goals…

For those of you living under rocks, I have been offered (and accepted) a place at Birkbeck – University of London for the 2016/2017 year.  I’ll be working towards a Master’s in Film, Television and Screen Media.  As I’ve been researching and writing essays for scholarships, it’s really taken some introspection on my part.

As it turns out, all of my scholarship essays read exactly like my blog posts!  Goodness, I’ve missed writing.  >_>

Here’s one particular essay that I really enjoyed writing. Continue reading “The Thing About Goals…”

It’s Never Twins…or Lupus!!!

The very first thing I want to acknowledge is the title of this blog.  As some of you may not know, the TV show House is actually based on Sherlock Holmes.  You could argue that it was the very first Holmes modernization.  Watson becomes Wilson.  Holmes becomes House.  He’s still an anti-social, drug-addicted, crotchety bastard.  Not much has changed.  One of my favorite bits from the New Year’s Special, The Abominable Bride, was the scene where Sherlock and John are standing in the morgue and Watson reaches the conclusion that the bride could be a twin.  Sherlock exclaims, “It is NEVER twins.”  I couldn’t help but harken to the common refrain from House, “It’s never Lupus.”  As a result, I was possibly the only one in the theater (my second viewing) that giggled at this particular scene.  No matter what incarnation of Mr. Holmes we get, no matter the time period, he can still be quite consistent.
Continue reading “It’s Never Twins…or Lupus!!!”

A Place to Store my Stuff 2

The Wonderful Online World of Harry Potter

I have followed Harry Potter faithfully since the beginning.  Ever since I picked up the first book, I’ve been sucked into the comings and goings of wizards and witches at Hogwarts.  With the advancement of technology and the passing of time, the Harry Potter world has grown to include seven books, eight movies, a theme park, an online world soon to be released, and an overwhelmingly large fan base. Continue reading “A Place to Store my Stuff 2”