Showing posts from March, 2020

The Isolation Series: Films

Continuing on from the first instalment of the isolation series, this week I'm recommending some films to get you through the ever-extending period of lockdown. There are some familiar favourites and others that one day might top those favourites. 

As always look after yourself and each other! 

Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, Italy, 1948)
Sica’s post-war Italian classic investigates the father/son relationship and sets up what would become the Neorealist film movement. The heartwarming story follows Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) in his new job putting up posters when his work bicycle is stolen. An engaging analysis of family relations, as well as, a societal and economic evaluation of experience subsequent to the events of World War 2. A great introduction into foreign language film and neorealist movement.

Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker, USA, 1980)
This wacky comedy situates Ted Striker (Robert Hays), an ex-war pilot, who is afraid of flying, in an attempt…

The Isolation Series: TV Shows

Firstly I hope all of you reading this are doing well under the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. As a large percentage of the population are currently self-isolating I thought I'd share my recommendations on what media to consume during your quarantine. The atmosphere about the earth is peculiar at the moment, to say the least, everyone feels like they're a part of some dystopian horror film or television show (something akin to The Walking Dead or Shaun of the Dead). One solace, of course, is Netflix and escapism, others, however, may prefer to address the issue full-on. Therefore, I hope my mixture of TV shows holds something for everyone.

Stay safe, wash your hands, respect people still at work and don't be the dickhead stock-piling bog roll.

Limmy's Show
(Brian Limond, BBC, 2009-2013)
Available on: Netflix
Having recently been introduced to Limmy by friends I can tell you, from experience, that his style of humour is a slow burner. Once you are m…