A quick guide to the CC flash Sale!

Hello! The criterion Collection is once again offering 50% off all of the current CC’s for the next 24 hours! So if you are unsure of what to put in your cart or am looking for some different from your regular normal purchases. Here is my quick guide to my top five picks!  Please note I am try not to do repeating titles from past articles I have posted~! Here is my top five must grabs during the sale:


  1. 6_BD_box_348x490_original  Beauty and the Beast directed by Jean Cocteau (1946)- I know there is countless variations of this fairy tale classic but I enjoy this version a bit more due to this darker undertones.
  2. 29_DF_box_348x490_original  Picnic at Hanging Rock directed by Peter Weir (1975)-this is the kind of movie kind lingers in your movie. A true mix of mystery, drama that centers around a group of girls that go out on a field trip on Valentine’s  day and never ever made it back.
  3. 396_DF_box_348x490_original Ace in the Hold directed by Billy Wilder (1951)- Kirk Douglas is a conniving newspaper reporter that has done and will continue to do anything humanly possible to get his story. But has he gone to far this time?
  4. 421_pierre_original Pierrot le Fou directed by Jean-Luc Godard (1965) this movie is a mixture of themes. A bit of drama, comedy and mystery rolled into a six year road trip starring one of my favorite actors Jean-Paul Belmondo and also starring Anna Karina.
  5. 838_BD_box_348x490_original Pan’s Labyrinth directed by Guillermo del Toro (2006)- this was the first movie I saw by Guillermo Del Toro in the theaters. It was such a magical moment to see such a dark fairy tale unfold on screen. This movie also taught me that even adults should never ever loose their childhood imagination.


Happy shopping! Comment below and let me know what everyone ended up getting from the sale!

Until next time!

Top reads for July!

Here is my top five book picks for the month of July:

  1. New Deal Photography USA is 608 pages of gorgeous photography (although I wish Taschen made this book bigger to show off the photography!) during the FSA  era of the United States.  The Farm Security Administration was well known for their photography program that showed rural poverty during 1935-1943.
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  4. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of American’s Shining Girls by Kate Moore- True story about women who got radiation poisoning by painting radio dials paint that would glow in the dark.
  5. 9780143123576_custom-82b537cdff28cd6f8be425ed3a0367a408fa5e5c-s400-c85  Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s most Diabolical Virus- a very interesting and in depth history of rabies. I did know a lot about one of the world’s most deadly viruses but after reading this insightful book it gave me a better perspective of this virus. Everything about rabies is discussed from myths of how it originated to trial and errors to figure out treatment for it.
  6. The_Outsiders_Book_Cover_2 The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton- in my continuing quest to read every book on the Frequently banned & challenged list I decided to give this book another try. I haven’t read this book since 9th grade summer school. I remember that that first time I read it it was my least favorite book I had to read for a class. Although I found it much more interesting the second time around.
  7. TheShiningThe Shining by Stephen King- classic reading. I have never been a reader of King’s books but I decided this was a good start!


Until Next  time everyone!