May 2014 Favourites

fav-may2014Hi everyone, this is a new feature I’ve decided to post at the end of each month! Quite often I find posts in my reader, and via Bloglovin, that I absolutely adore and want to tell everyone about. I thought I’d share a selection of the posts I’ve loved each month in a regular feature called Monthly Favourites!

Firstly, I loved Alina from Literary Vittles‘ piece on a short film called Lot in Sodom (1933) over at Curnblog. A supremely intelligent analysis of a stunning film! I also really loved Alina’s very recent write-up on Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, which is a wonderful graphic novel.

I also love this design blog called Moss & Fog. They regularly post really interesting design and architecture tidbits that you won’t find all over the place. Two of my favourites of theirs this month were Calamity Dinnerware, on some strangely destructive dinner plate design, and A Computer Made This Sauce, on some delicious curry BBQ sauce constructed by an IBM computer’s algorithm that calculated the different flavours that might work well together.

One of my favourite artists on WordPress, Ben Stainton, posts amazing eclectic art pieces over at Hello, Fig. One of my faves recently has been his piece “why have real when u can have fake?“. I love them all though, really.

I participated in the second ever Shitfest Social over at Isaacs Picture Conclusions at the very end of April, but I’m including it in this May favourites post because I am a rebel. Shitfest is an amazing blogathon (Shitfest Summer coming up this July… so excited), and I love the Social where a whole bunch of wonderful people get together to watch a terrible film and snark about it in the comments section. It’s a lot of fun!

I haven’t seen this particular film yet but Anti-Film School‘s review of the Cold War classic Them! (1954) made me want to watch the film post haste. Definitely worth a read!

One of my other ultimate favourite film blogs Black Is White did a wonderful post on Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone In Love (2012). I really liked the film, and as soon as I saw that Davide had reviewed it I knew his take on it would be incredibly insightful and that I would see it from a totally different angle. Spoiler alert: I was right. An excellent review.

Elina of Films and Coke is a big fan of (500) Days of Summer (2009) and wrote a lovely post detailing 20 things she loves about the film. I would write 20 things I like about her post but then this post would be too long. I love the bits that Elina picked out as favourites, and most of them are my favourites too! It was a very timely reminder of the fact that I haven’t see the film in too long, so thank you Elina!


I participated in two blogathons (which I keep misspelling as ‘blogathongs’, who wants to illustrate that?) this month, both of which were super fun. Firstly, the Blockbusted Blogathon, where I revisited the 90s classic Independence Day (1996), and secondly, the Favourite Movie Titles blogathon. Here‘s my list, and here‘s the master post with everyone’s posts linked!

Meanwhile, it’s Game of Thrones and Mad Men season at my house. I’ve been loving reading Sati of Cinematic Corner‘s Game of Thrones recaps, and Melissa of Snap Crackle Watch!’s recaps have been amazing also! I’m also a big fan of Melissa’s Mad Men recaps. Always excellent image choices in both blogs, as well.

That’s the end of my Monthly Favourites post for May. I hope you guys like this idea and if there are any amazing things you’ve found this month and want to share, feel free to share them with me! I’m really excited and happy to share the things I’ve enjoyed throughout the month, and also for the months to come!


  1. Great post 🙂

  2. Ah wow! Thanks so much!! You actually inspired me to finally watch this film, since we seem to like a lot of the same stuff 🙂 I like your review as well btw, I went back and read it after seeing the film 😉

    1. You’re very welcome! Such a great film. I think we both have great taste! 😉

  3. You taking part in the next Shitfest Social? Your comments last time were hilarious!

    1. Definitely! I’m excited to see what tops the poll! I voted for Birdemic 2 just to be an idiot because I haven’t even seen the first one.

  4. Woo hoo! Thank you, Anna! I’m honored to be in your first-ever monthly favorites roundup. Also, good on you for coming up with this idea (a nice take on the “Monthly Favorites” videos in the beauty community on YouTube, if ya know what I mean). I might borrow it from you sometime, if you don’t mind.
    I’m loving the wacko illustrations over on Hello, Fig. And I know I didn’t comment on your A-Z Movie Title post, but I thought the presentation was beautiful!
    Ok, I’ll sign off now. Game of Thrones tomorrow, eeee! Cheers.

    1. You’re welcome! And good pick – that’s exactly where I got the idea for a favourites post! I tend to get stuck into a Youtube vortex every now and then, finally it served a constructive purpose. Please feel free to borrow! 🙂 Game of Thrones!! Haven’t seen the newest episode yet, freaking out.

  5. Great post and some great links here.

    1. Thanks Vinnie, hope you enjoyed them! 🙂

  6. Blogathongs!!

    Thank you so much for the link, Anna! Also, “I would write 20 things I like about her post but then this post would be too long” — aww!! So glad you liked the post. I opened all the links in new tabs, so I have a bit of reading to do now. Awesome feature, and I’m really intrigued by the links. 😉

    1. You’re welcome Elina, loved that post! Hope you enjoyed the links! 🙂

  7. Thanks for the shout out Anna! Sweet love this idea especially because it allows us to make new connections with different bloggers. Awesome! Love your GOT recaps too and Sati. You girls are perfecto!

    1. You’re welcome Melissa, I love sharing and I love your recaps! 😀

  8. wonderful idea, and some great choices

    1. Thanks Niall! 🙂

  9. You should definitely watch Them! It is one of my favourite of that era of monster/huge vermin films.

    1. It’s just been officially escalated on the list! 🙂

  10. Thank you so much for the link! I love your recaps too, yours are actually coherent mine are either ecstatic and bitchy, sometimes both at the same time 🙂

    1. You’re welcome Sati, I love your reviews for that very reason! Nothing better than a passionate review on an amazing tv show.

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