Friday, 18 December 2009

After months of wondering on my part, it turns out Avatar might be a really good film. Manohla Dargis of The New York Times wrote in her review:

"Few films return us to the lost world of our first cinematic experiences, to that magical moment when movies really were bigger than life (instead of iPhone size), if only because we were children. Movies rarely carry us away, few even try. They entertain and instruct and sometimes enlighten. Some attempt to overwhelm us, but their efforts are usually a matter of volume. What’s often missing is awe, something Mr. Cameron has, after an absence from Hollywood, returned to the screen with a vengeance. He hasn’t changed cinema, but with blue people and pink blooms he has confirmed its wonder."

I'm kind of really happy for James Cameron.

I love Bagel's Inn

Bagel's Inn is a Gray's Inn Road bagel establishment with long hours and conveniently located near the Chancery Lane tube stop (one of the 3 closest ones to me). I had a bagel there last night around 1145. It was amazing. Reasons why it was amazing:

1- As this picture shows, they understand portions! I'm sure if they sold croissants, they would be the size of a loaf of bread, none of this portion- non of this European portions nonsense.

2- I waited for my bagel for 5 minutes with a congenial schizophrenic man who talked to his imaginary friend for several moments before clearly blurting out, "I like your hat, love." Why thank you!
3- My bagel cost a mere £1.60. I could get a nutella bagel for £1.20, or a pizza bagel for £2.29.
4- The staff is friendly and non-judgmental of my late night eating habits.
5- It made walking home in a blizzard totally worth it.