By Jessica Allen - Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 0 Comments
He said, she said: talking points on Girls, season 2, episode 7
He said, she said is a discourse on the second season of Girls from two points of view. (Find previous conversations here.)
Jessa invites Hannah, who is suffering a urinary tract infection, along to visit her dad and stepmother (Petula, played by Rosanna Arquette)in the country. But the father-daughter reunion does not go the way Jessa had hoped it would.
By Jessica Allen - Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 5:37 PM - 0 Comments
The TIFF Bell Lightbox has a new film series starting this week called Food on Film. Some fantastic movies, including Babette’s Feast and Vatel, will be screened with some big personalities, like Laura Calder, leading discussions with audiences prior to showtime (it’s in partnership with Oliver and Bonacini and the Food Network.)
After reviewing the line-up, I realized that some of my favourite film moments involving food come courtesy of movies that don’t rely on gastronomy as a plot or a setting. Don’t get me wrong; I enjoy watching Julie & Julia, Mystic Pizza, Big Night and the action-packed My Dinner with Andre just as much as the next food-obsessed film buff. But the food movie moments that stand out especially for me all take place in the background, which, I suppose, is sort of like the role food plays in real life. It’s often in these moments, which may or may not include some sort of intoxication, when The Good Life unfolds. If it happens around a dinner table, then I’m in.