Category Archives: Film

Four Standing Figures.

Four Standing Figures Lithograph 12.5 x 15 in 11/50 ©1978 Henry Moore Provenance: Collection of Arvin da Brgha Let there be art.  Let there be love.   Back in 1982, Merlin and I were holding up at the Trockadero loft — … Continue reading

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Here’s to Life! A celebration of the 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth.

On this the eve of the July 21, 2017, 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth, I am still over the moon and greatly inspired for having travelled to London, England, Paris and Versailles France and Amsterdam, the Netherlands in June.  I wanted … Continue reading

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One.

What a lovely drink for the dreamquesting soul… Yesterday, I caught Don Cheadle’s, Miles Ahead, with an old friend from Montréal.  We both thoroughly loved the film.  The concert at the end of the film was phenomenal and it was good … Continue reading

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Because It’s April Fools, That’s Why!

That aside, I can’t wait for La Streep’s upcoming turn as Florence Foster Jenkins… until next month, this will have to do for April Fools! ______________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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#OscarsSoWhite!

By far, one of the funniest Academy Awards Opening monologues.  Leading up to last night’s awards, I was a bit apprehensive about how the whole race row would pan out.  I think that Chris Rock did a fantastic job and … Continue reading

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The Danish Girl.

A most remarkable film: a true cinematic tour de force from Eddie Redmayne.  Basta!  Just give him the Oscar, Golden Globe, A Knighthood conferred by his classmate, HRH, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and just rename the BAFTA ‘The Redmayne.’ … Continue reading

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WTF

WTF (Where They From) Featuring: Pharrell Williams Atlantic Records © 2015 Missy Elliott Video direction: Dave Meyers & Missy Elliott Production: Knoko Films Happy Columbia Records © 2013-2014 Pharrell Williams http://www.missy-elliott.com/wtf http://pharrellwilliams.com/ http://davemeyers.com/ https://www.instagram.com/dave_meyers/ __________________________________ Missy Elliott is Back! Always … Continue reading

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J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free.

Last Thursday, I ventured to the Art Gallery of Ontario to attend the much anticipated J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free exhibition.  Nice it was to have run into an old colleague during the members’ preview, when it is … Continue reading

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Strange Fruit… the gold standard.

© 1992 Diana Ross Live © 1993 Diana Ross Live.  Stolen Moments: The Lady Sings… Jazz and Blues. Bass: Ron Carter Trumpet: Jon Faddis Trumpet: Roy Hargrove Without doubt, the strongest Diana Ross live performance ever.  Poignant.  Moving.  Those large … Continue reading

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Robin Williams 1951 – 2014.

Sweet and blissful dreams, you ravishingly beauteous of magical shamans… The love we bare you will spirit you through the night and into that beauteous light… I love you more… ____________________________________________ Photo: poster for Robin Williams film, © 1998 ‘What … Continue reading

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