Movies & Books 2018-05-29T11:05:48+00:00

Movies & Books

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters’ Review

Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda. Cast: Lily Franky, Mayu Matsuoka, Kairi Jyo, Sakura Ando, Kilin Kiki, Miyu Sasaki. Cert TBC, 121 mins The Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda is best known in Britain for his keenly observed tales of the consolations and heartbreaks of ordinary family life. Shoplifters, which screened in competition at Cannes this morning, initially [...]

May 31st, 2018|

‘Forest Dark’ is mesmerising, cleverly and beautifully written

Forest Dark' by Nicole Krausz (Bloomsbury) From the bestselling, twice Orange Prize-shortlisted, National Book Award-nominated author comes a vibrant tale of transformation: of a man in his later years and a woman novelist, each drawn to Tel Aviv  on a journey of self-discovery. Jules Epstein has vanished from the world. [...]

May 28th, 2018|

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

This is a compiled reading list of the books several CEOs, COOs and company founders say changed the trajectory of their lives. Some are tried and true career inspirations like The Art of War, while others are literary classics or feats of investigative journalism such as A Wrinkle in Time or The New Jim Crow. All [...]

May 23rd, 2018|

Why listening to books is good for you

Do you Tolstoy on the treadmill? Christie on the commute? Kipling in the kitchen? Humanity has a long history of storytelling, with oral stories pre-dating written language by tens of thousands of years, passed down between generations. Whilst stories are universal, the way we tell them changes with technology. There's [...]

May 21st, 2018|

Cinema Manners to Live By

Nowadays, going to the cinema is a kind of luxury you want to experience once in a while because films can now be seen through Netflix and similar apps for an affordable monthly cost. Because you don’t often go there, you’d expect to just sit and enjoy the entire movie. [...]

May 16th, 2018|

Black Panther Director to Make a Movie About the Women of Wakanda

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler just co-signed the movie of our dreams: At a panel during the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, he was asked if he'd be open to making a spinoff featuring the women of Wakanda. He was instantly into the idea—and made our hearts soar. "Oh man," Variety reports Coogler [...]

May 14th, 2018|