Tinsel & Tine Privacy Policy / (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Well, I'm sure I'll find a template somewhere that's an official Privacy Policy, but until then, basically, I've just been running this little blog, Tinsel & Tine for almost 10 years because it's an outlet.  I can't even say it's always been a fun outlet. But I do love movies and food and I get to attend some events, films and restaurants free of charge. I've developed a social scene around blogging and on occasion I'm recognized at an event or on the street by a stranger that reads my blog or follows me on social media and that's been fun.

1. In the decade of writing Tinsel & Tine, I've made under $1000.  I have received (1) one payout of $100 from Google Adsense.  I really wouldn't care about keeping the ads running and in fact won't post them in subsequent posts, but because of something that got broken when I changed my template a couple years ago, I could no longer use the automatic Blogger/Adsense widget, so I've been adding the Adsense code by hand at the end of every post for, I'd say the last 4 years.  That's a lot of code to erase. So, if I cancel my Adsense account they're going to make me do just that and I'm not up for it, so I'm just leaving it as is for now.  I don't know what you want to know about what I do with the information collected, seeing as I don't collect a darn thing, not even money.

2. The only thing I know about cookies is how much I love the sugar cookies at Insomnia Bakery.

3. There is a popup that takes you to Tinsel & Tine's #PhillyCalendar page. It's just a list of events happening in the city that I find interesting and if someone wants to send me their event, I'll post it for free. It doesn't collect information as far as I know, but I don't even remember where I got that widget from.

4. I do have a Mailchimp newsletter. You can opt out at anytime.  I just send free movie screening code and host some giveaway contests. It's something I do that speaks to my brand, but I don't do anything with the email list. It doesn't benefit me in anyway. It's actually more work than it's worth.

5. For the most part, this blog is aimed at people in Philly, I don't know why anyone from another country would even care to visit. I mean, you can get movie reviews anywhere. To tell you the truth, after caring so much for years and years, at this point, I couldn't give a flying fig how many people visit at all. I do still have Google Analytics in place, but I check it like twice a year now. Again, I do nothing with the information. I look and see how many people have come by in 6 months and then say to myself, hmmm, that's nice or hmmm wonder why that post gets so much attention and not this one? Oh well, to each his own, and then I don't go back to Google Analytics for another 6 months.

At the end of the day, I would be perfectly happy to just do my weekly radio segment gig and not run the blog at all, but I've written over 1000 posts and I don't want all that to be gone forever, never to be found again, so I really hope Blogger/Google doesn't shut us little Bloggers down because we really don't know what the heck GDPR is or how it affects our little corner of the world.


Le Anne Lindsay, Tinsel & Tine Editor (The Film-centric Foodie)


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Food n Film: BURNT

Food n Film: BURNT
Bradley Cooper has more than charisma, he has an over abundance of Chi, which radiates out from him; so for me, this role as temperamental and damaged chef Adam Jones, who also inspires great love and admiration from those around him, works on the level of characterization. In fact, I think he's among a very short list of actors who would be able to pull off being so self-involved and yet likable. Doesn't hurt that he really speaks French too! READ POST

Food n Film: CHEF

Food n Film: CHEF
Much of the movie centers around the father/son relationship, and how much they learn from each other. But the real star of the film is all the food preparation, every other scene made me groan with want of everything up on that screen! Particularly the perfectly roasted and rubbed brisket, the crispy fat of the pork belly, sizzling bacon and the much ballyhooed Chocolate Lava Cake. READ POST


The key to deciphering both the city it beautifully depicts and the man who eats it best - City of Gold

By Tinsel & Tine Contributor Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)

What Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times food critic/writer, has done for food writing journalism and for the restaurants that he loves, the movie, City of Gold has done for Jonathan Gold and Los Angeles and its surrounding environs – it has planted taco covered kisses on them... READ POST

Food n Film: CHOCOLAT

Food n Film: CHOCOLAT
If you’re a foodie movie lover who saw Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred Foot Journey (see T&T post), this summer you may be wondering what delicious visual journey might be awaiting you in the theater next. Well, how about a look back at his film Chocolat (2000), which stars French actress Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp. Hallström’s has a special talent for turning cooking into a dramatic movie journey...READ MORE


...young Hassan, a soulful-eyed boy with lush, thick eye lashes, places his face into the sea urchin basket, and breathes in the exotic briny scent. He sticks his fingers into the aquatic ooze, takes it to his mouth and is transfixed by the taste. The vendor, oblivious to the thrusting arms of frenzied women, notices the boy and realizes he is the only one worthy of this oceanic prize; he is the one who can “truly taste.” ... READ MORE

Food n Film: JULIE & JULIA

Food n Film: JULIE & JULIA
Personally, I like the unevenness of it, because I fell in love with the post World War II, Parisian sights, sounds, food and romance between Julia and Paul. I always felt a bit jarred back into reality when the scenes returned to Julie's meltdowns and cramped kitchen.READ POST

Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE

Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE
Six months into my 38th year of this life, I had my first panic attack. I didn't know that's what it was until months later. Symptom after symptom starting piling up on me until there were days I could no longer move my arms or neck. The doctors told me I was suffering from an auto-immune condition that they felt was most likely Lupus. And so began my much deeper journey and exploration into the world of spirit, alternative medicine, yoga, meditation and Eat, Pray, Love. READ POST


With a film like this, food plays a main character in the story and I was lucky enough to get an interview with the film's Food Stylist, Janine Kalesis.READ POST

Food n Film: WAITRESS

Food n Film: WAITRESS
In this 2007 film, Keri Russell stars as Jenna - a desolate diner waitress seeking solace in the art of pie-making. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, she’s eager to escape her husband and her small-town hell and sets about to make a run for it by entering an out of town pie baking contest. READ POST


Those of us in attendance were not only given the opportunity to see Babette's Feast, the Oscar winning, Danish film, considered one of the all-time great "food films"; we also got to taste Babette's menu! READ POST


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is about discovering what I find pleasing in screening & eating - in case you missed it, the name is a play on Tinseltown using the Tines of a Fork.

Feel free to send me info on a film or new restaurant you'd like me to highlight.

Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?

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