Movie: The Wandering Earth – A brilliant, expressive visual fest replete with all kind of odes to American science fiction. I was dubious of the science and went in search of the critiques; two stood out: What Western Media Got Wrong About China’s Blockbuster ‘The Wandering Earth’ and Liu Cixin’s The Wandering Earth Is Now a Striking SF Film on Netflix. Definitely worth the watch if only for the optical orgasm it evokes. Advertisements
Movie: Hereditary – Terrifying and outstanding in all its complexities. The narrative brilliantly interweaves the dark complexities of psychological character elements and transforms them into actual heightened nightmarish fears and a metaphorical horror story that peels paint off your walls. Ari Aster is someone I plan to put on my ‘must watch all’ list. Toni Collette is outstanding and gives a phenomenal performance on the complexities of the mother/daughter relationships and motherhood in general; her facial expressions alone should earn her an Oscar. […]
A list of what I watched, read, and listened to in February. Also, I have opinions—political opinions. Always.
Categories: Lists, Reviews • Tags: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amazon Prime, Amazon Video, AOC, Best of 2019, Black Mirror, CNN, Democrats, Derry Girls, Donna Tartt, Edward Baptist, Elena Ferrante, Elizabeth Warren, Feminism, Human Errors, Ilhan Omar, IO, Kamala Harris, Katee Sackhoff, Matt Kiser, Nathan Lents, Netflix, Politics, Russian Doll, Shonda Rhimes, Spotify, The Expanse, The Five, The Half has never Been Told, The Man in the High Castle, The Punisher, Twitter, Valerian, Velvet Buzzsaw, women, WTFJHT
The January 2019 list. What I read Book: Skypirate by Justine Davis – I read this book when it first came out in the 90s. Twenty years and a reread later, I enjoyed it still. Book: Codename Villanelle (Killing Eve #1) by Luke Jennings – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s interpretation is outstanding and Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are phenomenal. Book: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo – Read this book. This […]
Categories: Lists, Reviews • Tags: 22 July, Amazon Video, Annihilation, AOC, Avengers Infinity War, Best of 2019, Billionaires, Bird Box, Black Earth Rising, Codename Villanelle, Destination Wedding, Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, Gilette, Golden Globes, Hereditary, How to Change Your Mind, Howard Schultz, Hugo Blick, Impeach, Independent, Jack Ryan, Justine Davis, Killing Eve, Lists, Luke Jennings, Michael Pollan, Michel Houellebecq, Miss Sloane, Netflix, Paul Greengrass, Politics, Rachel Maddow, Reviews, Robin DiAngelo, Rwanda, Skypirate, Solo A Star Wars Story, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Travelers, White Fragility
In which I write a few short reviews for shows and movies I’ve watched recently including The Haunting of Hill House, Castle Rock, Passengers, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Bodyguard, etc. and make some comments on the ‘Netflix Effect’.
Categories: Lists, Reviews • Tags: A Wrinkle in Time, American Made, Best of 2018, Bodyguard, Castle Rock, Entertainment Reviews, House of Cards, Hulu, Lists, Netflix, Passengers, Reviews, Sharp Objects, The First, The Haunting of Hill House, The Hitman's Bodyguard, The Mummy, The Resident, The Shape of Water, Tomb Raider