Hi 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!
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!