So, here it is! Zac’s picks for his best films of 2015. If you haven’t already had a chance to read his Honorable Mentions, make sure you read it before you read his top picks. Enjoy! – Jeremy
Archives for February 2016
Hi readers. Jeremy here. Aly and I are excited to welcome our first guest author on the blog today!
Zac and I’s friendship began on the topic of film and his level of passion for it is completely unmatched by anyone I’ve ever met. He makes it his duty to go out and see as many movies as he can and sometimes averages three movies a week. His insight is deep and he possesses this almost encyclopedic knowledge of all things film. He’s also damn funny. So naturally, he was the perfect person to ask to talk Oscars. Over to you, Zac!
Let us be candid: when it comes to movies, last year will largely be remembered for the return of Star Wars. Ten years from now, I suspect many other pictures will feel a bit like Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man running around JJ Abrams‘ behemoth of a motion picture. Of course, the idea that Star Wars has eclipsed a large part of cinema in 2015 is in some way dependent on how that franchise’s zealous fan base looks back upon Episode VII, which in turn may be based upon how remaining parts of the trilogy are received.
As you probably read in our post back in December, Aly and I recently became homeowners. For the first time in our lives, we can finally start doing all of those DIY home improvement projects we have discussed since we first started living with one another without fear of a landlord getting upset with the alterations we have made to the home.
I apologize for how quiet it’s been here at Beard + Bloom the past couple of weeks. Life has been pretty full lately with the usual stuff, some unexpected, not-so-usual stuff, and peppered in between, there have been a few of those I’m-not-getting-out-of-bed-let-alone-being-productive days spent battling off the winter blues.
A few months ago, during the holiday season, I discovered the wonders of stovetop potpourri. It became a kind of weekend ritual, before cleaning our home or diving into the day’s work, to get one started and let it go well into the afternoon. It’s also nice to have a few “recipes” at-the-ready so you can get your home smelling lovely for last-minute guests!
My grandmother would have been 80 years old today. She lost her life back in September and, since then, I’ve been struggling to find the words for the grief I’ve felt. Years before she died, she made a simple request of me. She said, “Say something beautiful about me after I’m gone.” I’ve struggled with this simple request. It seems too finite to offer something akin to a eulogy and I wouldn’t have the time or the forum to offer my every thought about her wonderful life and its influence on me and our family.