Close Encounters of the Third Kind celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and with it a 4K Ultra HD restoration of the 1970’s Sci-Fi classic about an ordinary man following a series of psychic clues that ultimately lead him to the first meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the Cosmos.
You can catch a special screening at my favourite cinema The Astor Theatre, this Saturday 9th December.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977, written and directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr and Melinda Dillon.
Karel Funk’s hyperrealistic portraits of young urbanites are inspired by those close encounters of the mysterious kind with strangers on the subway.
Karel Funk Untitled #56, 2012
A rare look into the genius and musical journey of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, otherwise known as Daft Punk, including interviews with collaborators Pharrell Williams, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and Michel Gondry.
Daft Punk Unchained 2015, directed by Hervé Martin-Delpierre, starring Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
Is it wrong to want a cookbook just because of the cover? Absolutely not when it’s from the team behind Cherry Bombe Magazine and filled with one hundred plus recipes from some of the coolest and most creative women in food… read more
Bingeing on love, laughter, charm and the diverse and multi-cultural melting pot that is New York City in Master of None, an original Netflix TV series by Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang and Lena Waithe.
In the first of a series of Good Times Guides to the places people live and travel, a look at some of the highlights from a recent trip to the City of Angels… read more
There’s more than just art and architecture at The Getty Centre. With more than five hundred varieties of plants in the Central Garden alone, to the Cactus Garden in the South Promontory, fountains in the Museum Courtyard, shady hideaways and views of the Santa Monica Mountains… read more
Australian artist George Byrne grew up in Balmain, Sydney and moved to Los Angeles in 2010. His photography perfectly captures the colour, light, lines and landscape of Los Angeles, and often remind me of a David Hockney painting who incidentally, he cites is one of the artists who inspire him… read more
Bingeing on Love, an original Netflix TV series by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, Lesley Arfin and David King, starring Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust and Claudia O’Doherty.
The House of Dior celebrates its seventieth anniversary this year with an exhibition that showcases the history of the House through the designs of Mr Dior himself and his successors Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and current creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri… read more
Olivier Assayas second collaboration with Kristen Stewart is an eerie tale of a young American woman in Paris, Maureen Cartwright, trying to make contact with the spirit of her twin brother while carrying out her day-to-day duties as a personal shopper for a high-profile and incredibly difficult celebrity… read more
William Eggleston is often described as the pioneer of colour photography and an inspiration for Sofia Coppola who describes viewing his work as “having your breath taken away”… read more
With echoes of Sofia Coppola’s Virgin Suicides Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Oscar nominated Mustang is such a special film and one of my favourites this year… read more
The Neon Demon polarised audiences at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and judging by the conversations heard on my way out of the screening at the Astor Theatre last weekend its a film that continues to do so. Yes there are a few scenes that are shocking and uncomfortable to watch (for those who have seen it you will know exactly which scenes I am referring to) however… read more
Apparently Richard Burton famously quipped that in the nine months Elizabeth Taylor spent in Rome filming Cleopatra, she learned just one word of Italian — ‘Bulgari’.
Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style, a free exhibition at the NGV International until 29 January 2017.