April 2020 One for the Ladies Hair As we are all currently respecting ‘lock down’ / ‘self distancing’ etc.  Our valued (& much needed) visits to our Hairdressers have had to be put on hold…. I know!! Not great! (As my hairdresser is also one of my great chums, the miss is two-fold ;-( I

Film

Film Edinburgh Filmhouse ‘After the Wedding’ Director:  Bart Freundlich Starring:  Billy Crudup, Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore  I often love going to see a movie which hasn’t been advertised on the side of buses and billboards; lacking in the same amount of fuss and PR as some of the ‘big releases’….  These can often be some of the

Cinema

Movie: ‘The Goldfinch’ Where: Edinburgh Filmhouse Based on the No. 1 International Best Seller By Donna Tartt Directed by: John Crowley Screenplay by: Peter Straughan Starring…. Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Nicole Kidman….. plus great supporting actors ……………………………………………………………………………………. The movie follows the story of Theodore Dekker who goes through the most awful trauma a young 13

Movies

Movie Time…. ‘Animals’ Where? The Cameo Based on the novel ANIMALS by Emma Jane Unsworth. Director:  Sophie Hyde Writer:  Emma Jane Unsworth Stars:  Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee | A female ‘buddy’ movie set in Dublin – what’s not to like? English actress Holliday Grainger plays Laura – great Irish accent! Her best friend Tyler is played

Movies

Movies ‘Wild Rose’ Starring Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo, Julie Walters Writer Nicole Taylor Director Tom Harper Where? The Cameo A huge part of the appeal of not missing this film for me was Jessie Buckley – she was fantastic in the movie ‘Beast’ with the equally talented Johnny Flynn… (get this out on DVD if

‘Theatre’

Theatre Play – ‘The Girl on the Train’ Based on the The Best-Selling Novel by Paula Hawkins Starring: Samantha Womack, Oliver Farnworth, John Dougall Where? The King’s Theatre, Edinburgh I loved the book, enjoyed the movie; however, the play really did bring the whole story to life (quite literally) giving the audience a whole new

Film

The White Crow Written by David Hare and directed by Ralph Fiennes Starring: Oleg Ivenko as the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, -and Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin as his roommate Yuri Soloviev. It is inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh.. Where: The Filmhouse What a treat this movie is… From the