Vol. 36 - Past Lives and Future Trends
and a why an email from Jared Leto's team sparked this weeks podcast topic
Happy Sunday, everyone! How are we all doing? Have we started layering up yet? Have we gone out of our way to step on some crunchy leaves? Perhaps even a Pumpkin Spice something has started to make its way into our day-to-day? This is the season where I thrive and feel most like myself (not sure if there’s a science behind this, seeing as I am a Spring baby who prefers Autumn and Winter). I want to make stews and soups and wear suede boots and cashmere everything whilst drinking hot, sugary drinks every day. I want to complain about how cold it is whilst relishing sitting in front of an open fire and watching a good film. I’m also finally ready to slow down after a very hectic (and expensive) Summer. The last two weeks have been inundated with both work and social occasions, which means I haven’t taken much time for myself to decompress. On the plus side, I’ve been meeting a whole range of new people, from friends of friends to other ‘influencers’, as well as the PR and marketing teams behind the brands and even the brand owners themselves. The discussions I’ve been having with all of them have been in a similar vein and are what has prompted today’s podcast topic. On the negative side, my alone time has been minimal, and on the rare occasions I’ve had it, I’ve needed to find a way to preserve my peace and my energy. Unsurprisingly, the only way I’ve managed to take some time for myself is by going to the cinema so that I can have 2 hours just to switch off. As much as I’d like to say that I watched something different each time, I ended up seeing the same film twice because I loved it so much. So, on that note, I will be kicking off this week’s issue with Film Club…
Over the course of mine and Henry’s relationship, I dread to think how much we’ve spent on cinema tickets at Everyman (our chain of choice). After a lot of, ‘We should probably get Everyman membership, shouldn’t we?’ and, ‘You know two tickets are basically the same prices as membership, so we’d be saving money’ conversations, we actually did what we’d been talking about doing for years. We became ‘Everywhere’ members, which essentially means the two of us can see an unlimited amount of films in any Everyman branch across the country. This past week Henry has been out of the country for work, so I’ve been making very good use of this newest membership and the oddly delicious menu at my branch of choice (they’ve added honey halloumi and buffalo fries to the ever-growing menu, which is a blessing and a curse). So, what have I seen? Well, I watched Past Lives twice because one viewing would never be enough. I also wasn’t allowed to watch A Haunting In Venice until Heny was back, as he loves anything Poirot. I had been excited to see Past Lives for months, so I was thrilled when it met all expectations. The bad thing about this film? You will find yourself having a crisis for days (who am I kidding, weeks) after seeing it.
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