Loving (Bluray review)

Director; Jeff Nichols
Drama/Romance
2h 3 minutes
Out on bluray.

A beautiful and soulful story that is inspiring and heart-shattering at the same time. Though it’s powerful, the script falls flat and becomes rather dull, but don’t let that overshadow its depth, beauty, and true love – no matter race.

Loving plays out in the sixties, where a couple gets arrest for interracial marriage in Virgina and gets into a filthy battle, a legal war that would become historic in the Supreme Court.

To my opinion it was too long for a drama, a thin thread over two hours that quickly becomes quite boring and dragged out, making you almost lose interest by the second half.
The very slight thrill makes itself present when they go into battle, that is when it becomes somewhat intellectual and gives you some sort of attachment to the characters, the plot, and their story. But it wasn’t enough since throughout the film they never built up anything to grasp and grab a hold of you.
By already knowing what it is about, there is nothing extra to expect.

Not something I’d personally recommend. Found it to be long, flat, and dull to be frank. The only beauty of it is its story. 5/10

Bluray Extras;
Making Loving
A loving ensemble
Loving v. Virgina
Virgina: A loveing backdrop
Commentary with director Jeff Nichols


The Raven (Review)

This writer has once again made my heart wrapped itself around one his works, refusing to let go. Now, I just need to get my hands on the rest of The Florentine series which includes The Prince, The Shadow, and then The Roman.

At first, I couldn’t imagine him enter the core of my being with another of his work, and I was pretty sure he’d used the full capacity of my heart with Professor Gabriel, thinking there was absolutely no room nor interest for some other man, boy was I wrong.
The Prince sure as hell managed to crawl underneath my skin, and get comfortable in both there, and my heart.
Each page made me more eager than ever to read more about this beautiful creature, William York.
I was becoming obsessed, completely addicted to each and every chapter, holding my breath as I was wondering what would happen next.

It’s thrilling, sexy as hell and yet sensual at the same time. So far, after all the books I’ve read, only Sylvain Reynard has the finesse of making erotic scenes sound poetic, passionate, and beautiful. It’s lovemaking at its finest, each word and detail surrounds you and transports you into that very scene.
At one point, I was so into it that I was pretty damn sure The Prince was whispering his words into my hearing, and not someone else’s.
That is what I love about this author, the details, that matters the most to me when reading, there’s no part where you have to wonder or be lost.
It’s exciting, you get a chapter from each of the main characters, which is amazing. His passion for writing shines through each page, and I love that!

Sylvain Reynard has become a huge favorite of mine, he managed to take one of my favorites which are Italian art and poets and create these extraordinary books. His works are made for me, being the lover of everything Italian that I am. I was more thrilled than ever when I read about Dante in his Gabriel’s Inferno series, and then having The Raven set in Florence, a city I visited last year, and it’s was like a throwback when he mentioned some of the places I had already visit, made the story sound even more real.

I spent hours at the shop at the Uffizi Gallery, I bought a mug, a pen, a painting of Primavera and Birth of Venus that I have perfectly placed on my make-up table.
And, I also have a book with all of Botticelli’s work that was a 24th birthday gift from my mother. One of my walls has a stunning image of Dante and Beatrice by the Ponte Santa Trinita – by Henry Holiday. So, if Reynard continues to write like he has done so far, he has a loyal fan until I take my very last breath.
His work continues to be one of my inspiration in writing.

If you enjoy supernatural beings, thrilling love that creeps up your spine in the most pleasurble way ever, I strongly recommend The Raven. 6.9/10

”Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fine works of Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semi-conscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attacker’s screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her…

Cassita vulneratus.

When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. She returns to the Uffizi, but no one recognizes her and more disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of the events leading up to her disappearance, Raven also learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history – the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the baffled police force identifies her as its prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth about her disappearance. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets…” – Goodreads

Hope all of you have a wonderful day, out there chasing your dreams, think positive, good vibes only.

Xo, Beauty