5 rainscenes onscreen

rain, scenery, film

5 memorable rain scenes across film genres


Caravaggio brought to life

The paintings of Renaissance painter are brought to life in this videoed performance of tableaux vivants: acting, sculpture and painting together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIeyulbiB0A For me, this is a giant confirmation of Andrew Graham-Dixon's comments in his lecture (in Edinburgh 2018) that Caravaggio was so immersed in sculpture, that he painted lifelike depictions of real bodies in …

Exhibition Review: Margaret Tait “The Days Never Seem the Same”

Margaret Tait, an independently visioned film-maker if ever there was one, is being featured (in a joint exhibition with photographer Gunnie Moberg) at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh - ends this Sunday.  Recommended. Here is one of her early films: a portrait of her mother, granny or "ga", who comes across as very much a woman of …

Recommended Prime Viewing “I am not your Negro” – James Baldwin

Currently free to watch on Prime Video, do not miss the opportunity to watch the documentary "I am not your negro" by James Baldwin.  It conjures up the period of history in 1960s America when the Civil Rights movement was at its height.  James Baldwin is an excellent communicator, debater, writer, playwright and commentator - …