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
Let’s talk about Matthias Schoenaerts.
In my spacious and enduring ‘crush’ kingdom, I have always been unintentionally assembling people from various scenes and backgrounds ranging from sports to music. I admit that many times, I selfishly and shamelessly focus on the appearance and charm of my ‘victims’, and despite the particular type of indulgence that inevitably takes place, there are instances where the potential of my crush reaches such inspiring intellectual and personality levels that make it so easy for the person to take the highest place in my ‘crush’ rank. In the case of Matthias Schoenaerts, it was easy to escape the superficiality of beauty and charm, although to begin with you got to give it to mother nature. See for yourself. Continue reading Favourite Artist of the moment: Matthias Schoenaerts
I was with my girlfriends on a night out recently and the conversation went to relationships and how hard they have become right now. Well, alcohol boosts this kind of conversations anyway. To cut a long story short, because let’s be honest, in a big company of girls this issue can hardly be exhausted, we confirmed that what women are looking for in a guy or relationship is highly influenced by long-established representations that circulate around the media. To put it simply, we concluded that what the teen or the girl of an even younger age watches repeatedly on TV shows or movies shapes most of her ideas about what her future boyfriend, his approach and his treatment of her, and the course of their relationships should be or look like. Without noticing it. This tends to follow her into her adulthood til the moment she’s mature enough to realize and harness it. If she eventually does. Continue reading Romantic Movies vs Reality: A battle for the brave