FILM & TELEVISION

RALPH FIENNED DIRECTS HIMSELF AS DICKENS IN THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

Film & Television / Anglotopia

November 23, 2012

Ralph Fiennes’s unlikely follow-up project to his virile directorial debut Coriolanus is The Invisible Woman, the intimate story of Charles...

ANTHONY HOPKINS TAKES ON HITCHCOCK IN NEW BRIT FILM

Film & Television / Anglotopia

October 16, 2012

Today, we all know Hitchcock’s Psycho as the iconic film that—with its shocking shower scene, heroine’s unexpected death, angel-faced psychopath, and dark humor...

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL EMBRACES CHANGE

Film & Television / Anglotopia

October 02, 2012

As a film festival veteran—both filmgoer and former staffer—I found myself suffering from festival fatigue. After years of film-viewing marathons, I had lost the ‘festive’...

CINEMA NINJAS VS. NAUGHTY LONDON FILM-GOERS

Film & Television / Anglotopia

September 24, 2012

As this is my first piece for Anglotopia.net, I thought I should come clean about one thing: I love singalongs. I love the dressing up, the singing out of tune, the waving...

UNLOCKING SHERLOCK

Film & Television

September 21, 2012

Like many, I grew up on Jeremy Brett’s brilliant portrayal of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. And while I’ve seen various movies over the years trying to refresh...

THE SWITCH REVISITED

Film & Television

August 12, 2012

A while back, at the height of my dizzying “Downton Abbey” obsession, I came upon a short film by Emma Lightfoot titled “The Switch,” which starred a younger and...

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SOCIAL

LEGACY OF THE L.A. RIOTS

Social

April 29, 2015

In 1992, I was 20 years old, just a college kid working between classes at the now defunct The Good Guys in Corte Madera. To my left, large screen TV’s playing music...

iVISIONARY

Social

October 06, 2011

Yesterday, the world lost visionary Steve Jobs. We all knew it was coming, yet it still came as a shock. I hadn't intended to go but, yesterday evening, I found myself at...

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IN MY QUIET HOUR

Poem

In my quiet hour

I lie on my concrete lawn

All sheltered and thinking

Harsh echo of a midnight bus

Lingers in the liquid sky

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WE THINK WE OWN, BUT ONLY LEASE

Poem

You were older, don’t forget

I loved you then without regret

Your sights were set on worlds beyond

Yet for me your soul was fond

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ODE TO A SUNSET AT SEA

Poem

A globe abound

Of gold made round,

Beset by gloating,

Resorted to floating

Till gravity shifted

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I USED TO LOVE TO WATCH OLD MOVIES

Poem

I used to love to watch old movies

Shadows and light would dance

Within the frame of my little TV

The hero with his hat so strong

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CASUAL FRIENDS

Poem

Casual friends

Are what they are,

Met in a casual way.

Went to the movies

And out to supper,

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MECHANICAL BULL

Poem

Flying through the air

A man of happenstance

Has dreamed so long

Of this roaring day

That not even the jolt

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I'M SOLID

Poem

I know you, that strange, quiet face

You know me, my funny absent ways

And we talk of little things

I can’t remember

And it’s late so we whisper

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THERE IS

Poem

There is beauty in a word

Not cold or icy frozen

As a steeple

High and mighty

In my mind

...

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POETRY
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