INTERVIEW - Based in London, Bella Howard is a busy photographer, constantly flying around the world to shoot for Vogue UK, I-D Magazine… to name just a few of her prestigious employers. Ever since I’ve met Bella 10 years ago in Paris, I’ve seen her as pop culture incarnated with her unique fashion style and perky personnality. I can totally envision her sitting with Shannen Doherty, Rose McGowan and Traci Lords on that bench in Nowhere. Apparently, the fantasy crossed her mind too…
REVIEW - Yeah I know: you’ve had it with those dystopian blockbusters à la Hunger Games. Nowadays, picking up a film comes down to choosing between one of those and a Marvel to you. You’re obviously exaggerating: Divergent might not be the ultimate entertainment but it shouldn’t be dismissed as a useless copycat. Even more so when its cast of young actors gravitating around Shailene Woodley is made of bonafide talent.
REVIEW - Lorsque Xavier Dolan avait fait son entrée fracassante en 2009, j’étais bien trop obnubilée par le cinéma américain 80’s pour m’y intéresser. Je n’ai succombé à mon tour à la Dolan mania qu’avec Laurence Anyways. Depuis, Xavier Dolan a toute mon attention; et il n’est pas prêt de la perdre. Si Tom à la ferme n’est pas le chef-d’oeuvre tant espéré par certains, il est un thriller déroutant et fascinant, ce qui est déjà beaucoup. Spoilers
REVIEW - I thought the first instalment of the Spider-man reboot by Marc Webb was nice, but useless. In fact, I have no recollection of it except from what I thought of it at the time. Still, I went to see The Amazing Spider-man 2. Because like Jim Carrey, I think Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are adorable. Cute-wise, they’re the next best thing to a gif of playful. I know you feel me. Spoilers
REVIEW - I imagined I would be writing this review to tell you how much I had been right to root for this new Hollywood Godzilla. Ever since the RoboCop remake, I think it’s good for my karma to be open about this kind of projects. Now that I’ve seen it, I feel duped. The problem is not that Godzilla isn’t the movie I thought it would be. The problem is that it just isn’t the movie Gareth Edwards thinks it is. Spoilers
REVIEW - Every single superheroes movie that comes out nowadays has flaws; especially Marvel’s. They can annoy me or let me down, but none of them bore me as the X-Men do. There’s no denying that X-Men: Days of Future Past looked crazy exciting however, the final result doesn’t allow me to say that a miracle happened: Bryan Singer's new X-Men is as boring as the previous ones. Spoilers
EVENT - There’s one sure thing people know about me: I love Tom Cruise. Yesterday, the 28th of may 2014, I finally met him at the parisian premiere of Edge of Tomorrow.
Tom hadn’t walked down red carpets in France for years so it was quite the historical event on les Champs-Elysées that afternoon. What I gathered from it is that there is definitely no lost love for him from the public and the industry. My friend Sophie Jarry's splendid photographs captured this feeling.
REVIEW - “Cruise only does sci-fi now”. This belief is widely spread, although Edge of Tomorrow is only the third sci-fi film Cruise has done since War of the Worlds (2005).
How amusing that Tom Cruise plays in Edge of Tomorrow a man who relives the same day over and over again when he is accused of always going for the same part. The irony made the movie even more sensational to me. Spoilers
REVIEW - Like everybody who grew up with Disney movies, Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorites. It looked so gorgeous and Maleficient was terrifying and fascinating at the same time.
I studied the original Charles Perrault's fairytale too at school, which is much crueller than the Disney. Obviously, I didn't expect Maleficent to be that dark. I didn’t expect it to be revolting neither but it was. Spoilers
INTERVIEW - I can’t thank Sophie Jarry enough for the gorgeous photographs she’s taken of Tom Cruise when I met him at the Edge of Tomorrow premiere. I suck with cameras so without her, I’d have no souvenir of this glorious day.
Reknowned for her stunning pictures of indie rock legends (The Kills, Alex Turner, Miles Kane…) which she’s currently exhibiting at Sugarplum, Sophie is less known for her other passion: cinema. Discover it after the jump with a selection of her works.