I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I end up flunking them by the second week of January. Tops. Yet, after some considerable lack of inspiration and energy, I decided it was time to shake things up. There is so much good artistic expression around and all I find myself doing is scrolling down my feed.
2016 was a year of mixed impressions for me. It either swirled me sky high or dropped me abruptly to the bottom. I am not disappointed, though. I am rather fulfilled. In 2016, I managed to make my crazy big dreams, rooted in my teenage years, come true. Living this experience made me feel the thrill of having some things being realized the way Ι have imagined them to be. However, I also managed to obtain a clear and pragmatic view of some other things that I had sugarcoated and thought uncomplicated. There is a certain heartbreak lingering in such cases, but it’s better to be wiser than deceive yourself. This year, I managed to step wayyyy out of my comfort zone and gradually make -right out there- a new one, I walked one step closer to the much-feared burden of adulthood, and I learned a lot about life, people, and ideas.
On that note, here’s what stuck with me this year: Continue reading 2016’s Favourites
The other day I watched a film that I had been meaning to watch for a very long time. It was entirely based on the character played by Daniel Day-Lewis. My thoughts during the film, as well as long after it, were about how amazing and jaw-dropping his performance was. Then, as the shamelessly obsessive person that I am, I decided to watch all the available Daniel-Day Lewis films and my initial thoughts on the actor’s performances were reaffirmed. Pure astonishment and sheer bewilderment. This hadn’t happened to me since I first saw Al Pacino’s performance in The Godfather years back. Then I decided that I wanted to put it into words.
At that point, I realized: Who am I to even discuss the great talent of DDL? And how to even begin talking about it? Providing the alibi of the fan, here I am; my top five DDL performances! (well, I wish I could compile a list with all his movies because there isn’t really one that has me like ‘meh’.. but that would make this article uncontrollably endless.) Continue reading Daniel Day-Lewis: My Top 5 Performances