Saturday, June 28, 2014

Happy Together




Wong Kar Wei's Happy Together, starring Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung, remains one of my favorite films. Christopher Doyle's unique over saturated and dynamic cinematography perfectly captured the films longing, regret and sadness.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Anne of Green Gables

Was there any more perfect casting than Megan Follows in Anne of Green Gables? I don't think so. I hope people are still finding this on TV or DVD. Creator Kevin Sullivan NEEDS to release a hi definition Blu ray.

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Normal Heart

Matt Bomer is distractingly gorgeous. I've enjoyed his work in USA's White Collar for years, but it wasn't until HBO's The Normal Heart that his acting outshone his looks. That sounds superficial, but I still thinks it true. Jared Leto, another actor very easy on the eyes, made a big impression with Dallas Buyer's Club last year. I think this is Bomer's year.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Another Country (1984) Furtive Glances




I still love this film. A young Rupert Everett was the most gorgeous specimen on screen. Matched with an equally hot pre-Princess Bride Cary Elwes. Add in Colin Firth and you have perfection.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Portland Japanese Gardens

I must admit, I didn't know this place existed until recently. Set in a beautifully lush and serene location, it transported me to a very peaceful part of myself before the madness of the holidays set in. Well, the madness of Black Friday.  I'm going to try and come back sometime when it's snowing here. 









Friday, November 22, 2013

Tenderloin improvements

Saw these lovely folks working on a mural project in the worst block of Ofarrell and Jones in the upper TL. It's always been a spot where tweekers and other drug seekers congregate after Naan 'n Curry closed down years ago.  This is a major artery into downtown SF from the west side, and I always wondered how the city could let this area decline so badly. But leave it to private citizens, or maybe the church next door(?) to actually  do something where the government has clearly failed for so long. Bravo!