Dizzy Swallows

All Fang, No Sparkle

December 12th, 2014

I rarely review movies on dizzy, but after watching Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, I could barely keep myself from jumping off the couch to tell you all about it right then and there. Not only does it feature a scene wherein shirtless Tom Hiddleston, complete with lank, black rocker hair and leather pants, licks on a blood popsicle (bless you Jim), but the film resoundingly obliterates the sparkling travesty that has been passing as the genre’s flagship for far too long. And that right there may be enough to recommend it! Don’t go in expecting any gory neck biting or climbing up the wall action scenes. This is a dreamy love story between Hiddleston’s Adam and the incomparable Tilda Swinton‘s Eve (whose truly glorious mane was allegedly enhanced with yak hair). Clearly drawing inspiration from old school Anne Rice, the film somehow manages to make … Continue reading

Little Bits for a Monday: Pre-Halloween Edition

October 29th, 2012

Hello my lovelies, I hope you all had a good weekend! We had a fairly relaxing couple of days, enjoying The World Series, sipping on hot spiced cider (judiciously spiked with bourbon), and continuing to batten-down the proverbial hatches for winter. It seems that this weekend was also the de facto Halloween, certainly for the adults. I’m curious to see if we get any trick-or-treaters on Wednesday. I certainly hope so!

Last night we thoroughly enjoyed Wes Anderson‘s newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, which amongst other nostalgic memories, revived my adoration of Francois Hardy.

With a stellar cast, and visuals that are a marvel of Andersonian perfection, the film is an absolute delight. The film also offers several killer costume possibilities, if you’re still looking:

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Group costume anyone?

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I’m curious to know how you celebrate Halloween? I feel slightly behind in the decorations departement, with nary … Continue reading

Awesome People

June 9th, 2011 2 Comments

I’ve been sitting on this one for awhile now and decided not another day could go by without sharing this fantastic Tumblr site with you. Meet: Awesome People Hanging Out Together, a collection of just that. I’ve always imagined celebrity would come with the perk of rubbing elbows with like-minded people, whose genius creates a palpable aura of awesome. Apparently for those a-listers with a prefrontal cortex, that is in fact reality.


Alain Delon, Brigitte Bardot and Eddie barclay


Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Eric Clapton


Frida Kahlo and Josephine Baker


Helen Mirren and Her Majesty the Queen


Jack Nicholson, Lauren Baccal and Warren Beatty


Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney


Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood


Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel

Steve McQueen, Paul Newman (again. forever.), Barbara Streisand and Sidney Poitier

Featured image is Mick Jagger, Madonna and Tony Curtis. Via A Cup of Jo. All images via Continue reading