Tuesday, July 16, 2019

LES FAUVES

Lily-Rose Depp & Laurent Lafitte dans Les Fauves BANDE ANNONCE
Laura ( Lily-Rose Depp) est à la surface une jolie jeune fille farouche. Elle rejette tous ses admirateurs et devient fascinée par un mystère qui se développe dans un camping en Dordogne où elle se trouve. On retrouve des carcasses d'animaux découpées par des griffes de chat sauvage! Le mystère grandit lorsqu'un de ses prétendants disparaît après avoir passé un moment avec la belle.

Entre-temps elle observe Paul (Laurent Lafitte), un écrivain dont elle connaît l'oeuvre, qui se camouffle derrière les buissons. Une amitié peu probable se crée alors qu'une enquête policière s'entame.

On finit par découvrir que la jeune fille cache beaucoup de secrets.

Au CINÉMA à Montréal dès ce 19 juillet! HORAIRE

-LENA GHIO

Friday, July 12, 2019

HOW TO MASTER THE STARS • Emerge Art : The Voice of Nature • Sun Biquintile Jupiter Emerge Art Studies

EMERGE ART : The Voice Of Nature

From the series Emerge Art does Google News done May 6 th 2019 when the Sun in Taurus was Biquintile Jupiter in Sagittarius. This is IMG_7422.jpg © Lena Ghio, 2019 
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A VERY SPECIAL CHALLENGE


The challenge is to use art with the time of celestial mechanics to channel the healing force of the universe into the heart of Earth.
Let me explain...
• Our ancestors were very preoccupied with maintaining a good relationship with the hidden forces of nature. The universal symbol of this sacred task is the pentagram . This symbol represents their mindset perfectly. The meaning of the pentagram is one branch each for water, fire, air, earth and one for the Spirit that keeps them balanced. It is also the symbol of Human.

• The Emerge Art shown here were done during Sun Biquintile Jupiter and published during Sun in Cancer Biquintile Jupiter in Sagittarius.

From the series Emerge Art does Google News done May 6 th 2019 when the Sun in Taurus was Biquintile Jupiter in Sagittarius. This is IMG_7414.jpg © Lena Ghio, 2019
The above two Emerge Art were produced as my tablet was placed behind the bowl of water and Google News provided the subject matter to be studied. This, I figured, would be closer to the approach used by the famed Renaissance prophet Nostradamus. In the photos were Robert Muller on the left, Donald Trump in the center and William Barr on the right. The image on top was taken a few minutes after the one right above this comment. We see the expected action of water that refracts what is behind it but it also recomposes astonishing motifs! On top it creates a profile that clearly resembles Fred Trump, Donald Trump's father. Just above, it creates a bird of prey between the faces of Donald Trump and William Barr.
From the Financial Freedom series done April 5 2018 when the Sun in Aries was Biquintile Jupiter in Scorpio A selected sequence: IMG_5988.jpg - IMG_5989.jpg © Lena Ghio, 2019 
The following Emerge Art were done in April 2018. This study concerned financial freedom. I surrounded the bowl with symbols of wealth including the Hebrew letters of wealth from the Kabbalah.

From the Financial Freedom series done April 5 2018 when the Sun in Aries was Biquintile Jupiter in Scorpio A selected sequence: IMG_5990.jpg - IMG_5991.jpg © Lena Ghio, 2019 
• I chose a sequence that I could not read per se but that seemed to show energy (IMG_5988.jpg). The images then remind me of an ancient tale but I can't quite put my finger on it. There is a boat ?

From the Financial Freedom series done April 5 2018 when the Sun in Aries was Biquintile Jupiter in Scorpio A selected sequence: IMG_5992.jpg - IMG_6007.jpg © Lena Ghio, 2019
• By IMG_6007.jpg the "energy" feature returns.
From the Financial Freedom series done April 5 2018 when the Sun in Aries was Biquintile Jupiter in Scorpio A selected sequence: IMG_6016.jpg - And from April 6 2018  IMG_6181.jpg © Lena Ghio, 2019 
• IMG_6016.jpg has reversed the position of light and dark, for lack of a more accurate word, from  IMG_5988.jpg. Finally, while the Biquintile was still strong I caught this astonishing formation (upper right and below).
From April 6 2018  IMG_6181.jpg © Lena Ghio, 2019 
• A totally flamboyant but modern character with blonde hair and a pink jacket!

Check this link for what is Coming this week-end July 13 2019 - to review past alignments follow links below:

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THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

TRAILER 
This fairy tale like movie is based on a story composed by Jimmie Fails who also plays the lead role and  Joe Talbot who also directs the film and won Best Director for the film at January's Sundance Film Festival. Jonathan Majors is Jimmie's best friend Montgomery Allen and Danny Glover is Grandpa Allen.Although there are a few female characters they are not important to the main characters. My impression is that we got a privileged view into the inner workings of the homosexual psyche. The links to the male relatives is what motivates the quest for Jimmie to somehow get back the home he grew up in that he believes with all his heart was built by his grand-father when he returned from World War II.

At one point Jimmie meets a woman in a streetcar who looks just like him but that he doesn't recognize. She tells him she is his mother. Nothing! No emotion, no recognition, nothing. The emotional bonds are between the male characters except the one cousin who kept the furniture for Jimmie.

The two friends valiantly try to buy this gorgeous house in every way they can as the gorgeous scenery, the luscious music, the dreamy moods flow one on top of the other like misty waves. In the end we discover the truth about the house and we are reminded that none of us can ever go back to what we knew growing up.

Opens this week-end in Montreal.

DIRECTOR: Joe Talbot CAST: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, and Danny Glover Like The Last Black Man in San Francisco on
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-LENA GHIO

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Louis José Houde est Menteur

Bande Annonce
Simon Aubert, Louis-José Houde, est un menteur dégénéré. Il ment à propos de tout et de rien alors que ses mensonges entraînent des conséquences graves dans l'entreprise d'aéronautique pour laquelle il travaille jusqu'au tissu atomique et énergétique de la réalité!

Je demande à Louis-José Houde si c'est difficile d'interpréter un menteur!

Des moines Tibétains prient pour sauver le monde de l'effet réactionnaire destructeur de l'intensité de l'action cumulative des mensonges de Simon. Après une intervention avec ses proches qui lui lancent un ultimatum d'arrêter une fois pour tout ses mensonges la compulsion gagne et il brise les fibres de la réalité! Tous ses mensonges se manifestent!

Or, Chloé, Catherine Chabot, traductrice pour l'entreprise, connaît les théories scientifiques de Hugh Everett et aidera Simon avec le frère jumeau de celui-ci, Phil Aubert, Antoine Bertrand.


Ce qui m'a beaucoup plu de ce film sont les performances cocasses des interprètes. En particulier Catherine Chabot quand Chloé rencontre Simon pour la première fois et qu'elle lui raconte sa vie tumultueuse dans un trait ininterrompu, j'adore! Denise Filiatrault en chauffeuse UBER! OMG! Patrice Coquereau en Robin dépressif! Le bémol, le film n'est pas cousu assez serré. Il souffre de longueurs.

Humour bien Québécoise que j'ai adorée!



DISTRIBUTION:
Louis-José Houde (Simon Aubert), Antoine Bertrand (Phil Aubert), Catherine Chabot (Chloé Therrien), Anne-Élisabeth Bossé (Virginie), Geneviève Schmidt (France Gauthier), Véronique Le Flaguais (Claire), Luc Senay (Georges), Patrice Coquereau (Robin), Marie-Lise Pilote (Sandra), Sonia Vachon (Martine), Didier Lucien (Dominic Dufour), Vitali Makarov (Oleg), Denise Filiatrault (Chauffeure UBER), Michel Laperrière (Paul, le voisin)

Photos © Lena Ghio, 2019 
-LENA GHIO

Monday, July 1, 2019

July exhibitions in Montreal • Moving & Politically Charged

sister, 2010 © Rebecca Belmore / Fringe, 2013 © Rebecca Belmore photographed by © Lena Ghio, 2019 
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REBECCA BELMORE  Facing The Monumental
20.06.2019 > 06.10.2019

We were delighted to be invited to a press tour of this summer's Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal's latest exhibition. It came as a surprise because the Museum is undergoing a major transformation and was expected to be closed all summer. Curator Lesley Johnstone used the opportunity of the delay to bring the compelling works of Rebecca Belmoore to the city.

Rebecca Belmoore has been pursuing her practice since 1980. Anishinaabe by birth she has experienced the two world views of many of today's aboriginal artists. She told us at one point that growing up she lived close to the land. However today she has taken a warrior stance against the iniquities of the contemporary world. She employs all manner of medium, substance and performance art to express what she perceives and tell the stories of many disadvantaged people. 

Rebecca Belmore (center) is recounting the story behind the complex installation At Pelican Falls, 2017
Photos © Lena Ghio, 2019 
One of the powerful themes is the ongoing and extreme violence against aboriginal women. If this were happening in another country we would think their law enforcement officers are either extremely lazy or morons. So many women have disappeared from the same region that it presupposes that there is either 1 or more serial killers or some underworld human trafficking going on. HOW CAN THIS BE!!!!!!

She also explores what is happening with climate change, water, the incompetence of governments to tackle these life and death issues that will affect all of life.

A sample of Tableau[x]
d'une Exposition

by Chloë Lum &
Yannick Desranleau

Photo © Lena Ghio, 2019

Since the Museum is presenting this marvelous exhibition there  was an option to also include the works of other fascinating artists.

Quebec art duo Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau occupy a room with two massive sculptural installations The Face Stayed East The Mouth Went West, 2014 and What Do Stones Smell Like In The Forest?, 2018. These pieces will be inhabited at various times by performance artists, dancers and mezzo-soprano Marie-Annick Béliveau. Check the web site for all the details.

In the basement you may enjoy Ragnar Kjartansson & The National A Lot of Sorrow that was part of the great solo exhibition at the MAC for the artist in 2016.

You will also have the chance to revisit some of the wonderful work of Nadia Myre.





Phoebe Greenberg, Founder and Director of Phi,  introduced the World Premiere art show of the political cartoons produced almost daily by world renowned comedian and film super star Jim Carrey at Phi Centre. Photos © Lena Ghio, 2019 
I loved that Phoebe Greenberg, Founder and Director of Phi, had the inspiration and audacity to pull together this truly contemporary way of doing and knowing art. What I mean by that is that although Jim Carrey is a famous actor and comedian he began as an artist. Frustrated by the current politics going on in the US he began producing political cartoons that he posts regularly on Twitter and Instagram @ JimCarrey . I follow him so I was aware of many of these extremely expressive drawings but I was stunned by his very keen perception of who he is drawing. 

In the selection of drawings below for example look at the drawing he did of Bill Cosby. It is soooo creepy! As usual every detail has been thought out. You will have access to @JimCarrey, there are videos of the artist at work, and there are copies of his artist statement you can take with you. 
Check Phi Centre for all the details, the exhibition runs until 01.09.2019

It is impressive how Jim Carrey captures that elusive element that is behind the masks we all wear in society. I placed these images in concordance with how I understand the art I chose to feature in this article. The titles from left to right: BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS / Bill Cosby : RBG / Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg: THE ADULT'S TABLE / Kim Jun Un.  Photo © Lena Ghio, 2019 
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Melina Ghio investigates THE BOWHEAD PUB Montreal's new vegan hot spot!

A very nice atmosphere awaits at The Bowhead Pub Photos © Melina Ghio, 2019 

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The Bowhead Pub: Montreal Blog advertised it as the first Vegan Pub in Montreal, which I am pretty sure it is. But in this world where the word "vegan" can mean so much, and evoke such different images to so many of us, I was really curious: what was this bar's take?

I arrived at the pub, walked in and was warmly greeted by the PR team and waiting staff. There were smiling faces all around, decent lighting, very little decor, some food to the side for influencers and journalists to sample. I waltzed around, got a feel for the place, tried some food (more about his later), and had the chance to speak with one of the owners, Sahar Cohen. Now here is an amazing dude if I ever met one.

The first big question, of course: why a vegan pub? The short of the long is that Sahar essentially wanted to create a regular pub where people could enjoy a beer and the game, and where the food just so happens to be vegan. "You won't find green smoothies here!" Something kind of liberating here, I thought. When you go to the Bowhead, you're basically just going to a really cool bar in a trendy neighbourhood.

So why is it so important to this man to have a vegan bar? What is his take on Veganism? On the surface, the Bowhead is a bar with some big TVs and a few decorations on the wall. Scratch a little and you encounter a plethora of carefully thought out details that would make my vegan-activist friends proud.

First of all, the pub itself is named after a whale that WAS endangered (congratulations to those who strived to save this creature!). This would explain the seafaring theme you will note in the minimalist decor. Sahar has such an appreciation for animals, now would probably be a good time to tell you he wants to open an animal sanctuary one day.

Secondly, the upholstery is made of vegan leather. So it isn't even only the food but the seat you're sitting on was carefully chosen to abide by vegan principles.

And finally, we turn to the food. I was perhaps a little disappointed to see that the burgers were pre-bought and not homemade (Beyond Meat makes for a delicious, albeit not necessarily the healthiest burger), but when I asked about palm oil, Sahar made a face which I related to all too well.

"Ah, the problem with palm!"* Entirely consistent with his love for animals, he told me there were serious efforts to reduce the consumption of palm oil in the Bowhead. He could not guarantee a palm-free environment, but I have to say, it was a pleasant surprise to see that he cared enough about the issue to make a conscious effort to significantly reduce the amount of palm oil used.

Poutine, burgers, appetizers that will definitely please! Photos © Melina Ghio, 2019
I also had a chance to speak with chef Diem Tong whose previous experience was at the fancy Italian restaurant Richmond and seafood spectacular Jellyfish. The Bowhead gave her the opportunity to design a menu and with this chance, she encapsulated the vision and the subtle yet strong vegan presence the bar projects. If you look at the menu, you won't see anything different from any other bar-- you have your beer, your burgers, your variation of fried potatoes. The only thing is that it's all meatless.

She had also worked in graphic design and worked on the Bowhead's logo. The look and feel of this pub is clean and cool, everything you would expect from a new bar in the Plateau.

Although the Bowhead does not cater to the gluten-free, they do offer the option to order your burger with a lettuce bun. And their sauces are GENIUS. I'm a stickler for the finer details which fine-tune my experience in a new place, and as much as the food is typical bar food, the sauces are punchy and the added peppers here and there really add a fun twist to the dishes. And the poutine is so cheesy you wouldn't believe it wasn't cheese.

Insofar as pricing goes, even if you are paying a little more for your drink, is it nice to know that your money is supporting a place that encourages animal conservation. People often wonder what kind of change one person can really make in this crazy world we live in-- I'd like to suggest that buying a drink in at the Bowhead is a great place to start! Otherwise, you are literally just enjoying a night out in an awesome atmosphere. THE BOWHEAD PUB

Address: 3723 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, QC H2X 2V7
*palm oil production is a major contributor to the demise of the orang-utang population in Malaysia

-MELINA GHIO
for PARADOX

Monday, June 17, 2019

AROUND THE WORLD! Fashion 2020 for men & more!

Tag Heuer Unveils New Monaco Limited Edition At Exclusive Event In Le Mans  / LE MANS, FRANCE - JUNE 14: Patrick Dempsey and Chad McQueen attend Tag Heuer New Monaco Limited Edition Unveiling Exclusive Event at Domaine de la Groirie on June 14, 2019 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images for Tag Heuer)
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Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup /ROME, ITALY - MAY 24: (L-R) Sarah Siegel Magness, Harry, Duke of Sussex, Nacho Figueras and Michael Carrazza of Team Sentebale St Regis, celebrate victory with the trophy after the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup between Team U.S Polo Assn and Team Sentebale St Regis, at Roma Polo Club on May 24, 2019 in Rome, Italy. This is the ninth Polo Cup for Sentebale raising funds and awareness for the charity's work supporting children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images for St Regis Hotel & Resorts) 
SPRING is the season to create and energize life!

 Franklin Eugene Fashion Designs CITRUS 
The topmost image shows PATRICK DEMPSEY, aka Doctor McDreamy, in company of CHAD McQUEEN looking so much like his dad the late STEVE McQUEEN I had to look twice!

They were both at the exclusive launch party for the limited edition TAG HEUER MONACO GULF SPECIAL EDITION 50th ANNIVERSARY at LE MANS FRANCE this past June 14.

In the middle, HARRY, DUKE of SUSSEX with his old friend polo player NACHO FIGUERAS holding the cup for their annual charity event that benefits Sentebale.org a charity that assists children and young people affected by HIV. This year the event took place in Rome.

Finally a quick look at Franklin Eugene Fashion Designs as shown in Milan June 17.

The designs are light and breezy intended for well built men who need comfort and elegance:

 Franklin Eugene Fashion Design
« Franklin Eugene International LLC had a fashion presentation June 17, 2019 in Milan, Italy.  The fashion house showcased designer Franklin Eugene’s latest menswear collection, CITRUS.  The collection is inspired by a CITRUS color palette that includes lime green, lemon yellow, vibrant orange and tomato red.  Stitched with fabrics that include organic cottons, silks, and wool, this collection is Franklin Eugene’s take on incorporating citrus inspired colors and prints into a Spring/Summer menswear collection.   The clothing is light weight, comfortable, soft, and sun, surf, and sand ready.  The collection remains true to Mr. Eugene’s signature style affections- clean lines, strong cuts, and fantastic finish work.  Once again, we see Mr. Eugene lean forward and innovate with our first look at what is likely to become a brand fan favorite the FRANKLIN EUGENE TRENCH SHIRT (a range of shirt designs inspired by the trench coat).  There is progression and transition and the pinnacle of the range is Franklin Eugene at his best, providing an edgy twist on a classy white suit.  It is the brand’s first foray into swimwear and the lemon and orange print swim shorts are fully lined.

“Like the elements of citrus that inspired the collection, these clothes are light, fresh, and vivacious.   This is fun fashion.” noted Mr. Eugene.

Contact info@franklineugene.com for more information on pre-order for this collection.
FRANKLIN EUGENE – THE STRENGTH IS IN THE CUT. »

 Franklin Eugene Fashion Designs CITRUS