The One about the Vanguard BBH-200 Magnesium Tripod Ball Head

When it comes to heads for your tripod, I believe in having both a regular ball head and also a pistol grip. I have used a variety of other brands of heads to go along with my Bogen 3020/3021 tripods for use with my DSLR and other video cameras and so, I hope with that experience, I can help those curious if product is worth your while. In this review, […]

The One about Jean-Luc Godard’s “Pierrot Le Fou”

n 1964, Jean-Luc Godard went to work on his tenth film, a color film titled “Pierrot Le Fou” which would feature his ex-wife Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo (who worked on Godard’s “A bout de Souffle” (Breathless) and “Une femme est une femme” (A Woman is a Woman). The film is his most ambitious film yet, not only reuniting with two stars that he has worked with before but the […]

The One about Gilio Pontecorvo’s “The Battle of Algiers”

It was 1966 when the film “The Battle of Algiers” (La battaglia di Algeri) was released to the masses.  A war film about the war in Algiers covering what took place between November 1954 through December 1960, during the Algerian War of Independence and director Gillo Pontecorvo covered both sides between the Muslim Algerians fighting for Independence and the French who were fighting against terrorism.  The film is regarded as […]

The One about the Leather Wallets

When it comes to wallets, there are a few things that I look for. One, it is made of full grain leather.  Second, it must have an ID holder (in which the ID portion is permanently in and is not an addition to the wallet).  Third, it carries the important cards that I need and a pocket to insert proof insurance and a few business cards.  And last, I try […]

The One about Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme

For men looking for a summer fragrance that smells wonderful, you can’t go wrong with Yves Saint Laurent’s “L’Homme” Eau de Toilette. The fragrance debuted back in 2006 and was created by Anne Flipo (and has since went on to co-create “L’Homme Sport and “Manifesto Le Parfum”), Pierre Wargnye (known also for creating “Davidoff Cool Water Game” and “Diesel Only the Brave”) and Dominique Ropion (who went on to co-create […]

The One about Andrew Sarris’ “The American Cinema: Directors And Directions 1929-1968”

“The Auteur Theory” and the role of film critics during the ’60s was probably one of the most memorable times for those following cinema. When film critics all over the world looked at cinema beyond just being a movie one would just enjoy at the local theater.  There were directors who went beyond creating film for the sake of entertainment.  There were those who created film for the sake of […]

The One about Agnes Varda’s “Cleo from 5 to 7”

Agnès Varda, a director known for her role in the Rive Gauche (Left Bank Cinema) movement (filmmakers associated with the French New Wave but the directors had different political perspectives – for a more detailed understanding, please click here), began working on her seventh indie film in 1961 titled “Cleo from 5 to 7” (aka “Cléo de 5 à 7”). A film which Varda has said is a “portrait of […]

The One about Gingham and Tattersall

I recently purchased a double gingham and a tattersall dress shirt from J. Crew. A friend of mine asked me a question if both are gingham?  Aside from the checkmarks, both are quite different. Before I go into the differences, my apologies in advance if the clothes are a bit wrinkled as I just opened up the package just a while ago and quickly took a picture of the dress […]