Saturday, January 26, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 1.26.19

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
Stacking the Shelves (details)
Sunday Post (details)
Mailbox Monday (details)



1. Library visits

2. Homemade carrot soup

3. Tarot cards with Mucha illustrations


Library: part of this year's Tournament of Books (here)

Call Me Zebra
by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

The Dictionary of Animal Languages
by Heidi Sopinka

The Golden State
by Lydia Kiesling

The House of Broken Angels
by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Parking Lot Attendant
by Nafkote Tamirat
-Literary, Africa

America Is Not the Heart
by Elaine Castillo

AND watched: in theatre - nominated for the Oscar's 2019

Capernaum (2018)
Capharna├╝m (original title)
Director/screenplay: Nadine Labaki
Screenplay: Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar
Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
-Drama, Lebanon | imdb | my rating: 5

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

LOVED this beautifully made film. The kids were wonderfully played and portrayed.

Shoplifters (2018)
Manbiki kazoku (original title)
Director/writer: Hirokazu Koreeda
Screenplay: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura And├┤, Mayu Matsuoka
-Crime, Drama, Japan | imdb | my rating: 5

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

LOVED this too! Life living on the fringe.

The Favourite (2018)
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writers: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
-Biography, Comedy, Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

OH, the costumes, setting and quirkiness makes this an enjoyable one. The dance scene, ha!


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