As Jose Arcadio Buendia from ‘Hundred Years of Solitude’ used to say: ‘Cease, cows, life is short.’
And it is too short indeed to watch bad films and not have simple pleasures in life, like eating a cake.
Here’s a recipe for gluten and sugar free cake from Green Kitchen Stories.
Banana, Almond and Chocolate Cake
For the ganache I melted 3 tbsp coconut oil with 3 tbsp strong espresso, 6 tbsp cocoa and 4 tbsp maple syrup. When everything is combined, drizzle on top of your cake.
Rich cake like this one is good with a film like ‘Crimson Peak’.
It’s a gothic ghost romance by del Toro.
The film’s set design is breathtaking, and it is so beautifully shot, that watching it is almost like looking at the Romantic, pre-Raphaelite era painting. Actually the leading lady, Mia Wasikowska, looks like she’s walked of John William Waterhouse’s painting.
It is also quite bloody and twisted film, with a bit of perversion and some creepy scenes.
It is at times inconsistent and is leaving you with an expectation of something greater about to surface. But I don’t really mind its flows, it actually makes it more interesting.
The film has got a feministic feel, as the women are stronger and more determined than men.
I am going to add it to my favourite Halloween film list, something so beautiful should never be overlooked.