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RIP Anthony Bourdain

I am so saddened to hear this morning of the passing of culinary Guru, Anthony Bourdain. Who, at aged 61, committed suicide while filming in France. I, along with so many other fans of his wit, talent, and commentary, are devastated. Another heartbreaking loss of someone who felt they could no longer enjoy life, and took their own for reasons we will never know or understand. Peace be … My deepest sympathies to his family, friends, colleagues and fans worldwide.

Oscar-Worthy Movies #2

It’s done. I watched DUNKIRK, the last of the four Oscar-nominated movies, this weekend and … well, to put it bluntly, that’s several hours of my life I will never see again! In the spirit of the Mini Book Review trending about the web right now, I thought to write my own (rather sarcastic, or it that, scathing?) mini movie reviews. You’ve been warned.

Oscar-Worthy Movies?

Last weekend we found ourselves in our local Walmart looking for lightbulbs, and while there, I thought to check out the DVD section. In hope, as you do. And was delighted to find a clutch of Oscar-nominated DVDs at bargain prices. We ended up buying Dunkirk, Lady Bird, Murder on the Orient Express and 3 Billboards, plus the second season of Da Vinci’s Demons, because, why not, we’d already watched season 1 a couple of years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed the Florentine romp. This meant binge watching season 2 and watching Da Vinci strut his stuff. Ably aided by the same cast of characters from the first season. Only this time, we took a rather curious undocumented journey to the New World, and Machu Picchu, in search of the fabled Book of Leaves. And who’s to say whether or not Da Vinci ever found his merry way either across nearly all of South America, through the Amazon jungle, to Peru … or whether or not his tiny ship made it around the Cape and up …