Saturday, February 24, 2018
Mildred Hayes is upset, her teenage daughter has been killed and the local police seem to be doing nothing about finding the murderer. So she uses three old billboards on a rural road to advertise her frustration and from there the story truly starts as the impact of her decision causes friction around town.
I am not one to watch a movie just because of the award nominations, but the three from this movie deserve the oscar buzz. Frances McDormand is truly outstanding in the lead role and Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell are pretty steller too. This story is full of violence and swearing, and even though the story is very much a drama it does have its comedic moments and somehow it rides the balance of offensive and amusing at the same time. I certainly didn't nod of in this one. 5/5
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
It is books like this that serve to remind me to be grateful for the simple things, to be able to walk around, to be independent, to enjoy good food and to be able to reach out and hug your loved ones. 4/5
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
On the whole I liked the book and was interested to read about the many treatments she sought out, although many were a bit woo woo for my liking, and I wonder at the cost of doing fancy treatments with specialists around the world, she was lucky to have the means to seek out and try so many options. Like all memoirs, for me the highlights are always the stories about families and growing up and you can sense the immense love she has for her three beautiful children, her brother and her mother which to me, makes her more beautiful too. 3/5
Monday, February 19, 2018
So this year I wanted to find some more music to listen to and I found this artist. The song is deep and very beautiful, but I must admit to not really knowing what she is singing. Still it is lovely and I look forward to exploring more of her music.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Amber Patterson has set her sights high. She's going to go after Jackson Parrish a rich successful businessman, who is also married to the lovely Daphne, and father to two young daughters. Some of this conniving and cunning came across a bit overdone, but on the whole I enjoyed the story and could convincingly see the story playing out in my mind. 4/5
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Monday, February 12, 2018
It soothes me to listen to Marcus Mumfords voice, after a busy day and evening and this is one of my favorite songs. I am looking for some new music - I'm stuck in a rut and need some new tunes. I guess it is reflective of my middle agedness. Maybe too old for pop music and too young for oldies tunes.