Media Diary (September 2021)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

Scenes From a Marriage (TV): Their performances are legit mindblowing

Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings (Movie): Really enjoyed this

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021 Movie): Very enjoyable, and Jessica Chastain was fantastic

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000 Movie): This documentary (on which the movie was based) is also great

Only Murders In The Building (TV): SUPER entertaining

The Green Knight (Movie): Quite a trip

Foundation (TV): So epic!

The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (Movie): Intense and important

American Crime Story: Impeachment (TV): Just what I needed it to be

In The Same Breath (Movie): A fascinating/horrifying look at COVID-19 as it emerged

LuLaRich (TV): Like a moth to a flame, I’ll watch any cautionary tale about MLMs

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed (Movie): Some drama lurking under the happy little clouds and trees

Turning Point: 9/11 and The War on Terror (TV): Appreciated the detailed backstory/building blocks that led us there

9/11: Inside The President’s War Room (Movie): Went on a bit of a 9/11 reflection binge this month

9/12 (Podcast): Interesting stories about what happened after the attacks

I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson (TV): You could easily make a case for this being the funniest thing on TV

Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons (Movie): I’d briefly heard about this deeply strange topic, but this was super interesting

The Morning Show (TV): On board for its return

What We Do In The Shadows (TV): Continues to delight

Media Diary (August 2021)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

The White Lotus (TV): One of my favorites so far this year

The Suicide Squad (Movie): Just what I wanted it to be

Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus (Book): A great look at breaking free from the “religious”

The Chair (TV): Super enjoyable

Jungle Cruise (Movie): An average movie once again elevated by The Rock

Dr. Death (TV): Was a big fan of the podcast, and thought the show was solid

Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story (TV): For those that want to continue down the rabbithole

Val (Movie): Quite a career, and I was surprised how open he was about losing his voice

Modern Love (TV): Really liking this new season

Pray Away (Movie): A good look at a shameful practice

Nine Perfect Strangers (TV): It’s been savaged by critics, but I’ve found it pretty watchable

How To Become a Tyrant (TV): Enjoyed the tone and variety of rogues selected

Woodstock 99: Peace Love and Rage (Movie): What a fiasco

What If…? (TV): Generally pretty good, but I wish they’d get crazier

Mr. Corman (TV): An interesting vibe that I’m generally enjoying

Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes (Movie): Wasn’t familiar with this chilling story before

Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes (TV): Just started this, but I’m starting to think that Weinstein might not be such a great guy

The Movies That Made Us (TV): I love every batch of these

Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean (TV): Quite a ride

Media Diary (July 2021)

Some stuff I’ve experienced lately (and not necessarily only new releases):

Schmigadoon! (TV): Generally delightful

Black Widow (Movie): Overall pretty solid, and you can’t go wrong with Rachel Weisz

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine (Book): A comprehensive examination of a complicated country

One Year (Podcast): Really interesting stories, all from 1977

Summer of Soul (Movie): What a show!

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom (Movie): A fascinating look at a crazy time

Casablanca (Movie): I’d watched this years ago, but really enjoyed this viewing

Ted Lasso (TV): Glad to have him back

No Sudden Move (Movie): Suddenly Matt Damon appeared

The Music Man (Movie): It had been a while, and it’s still probably my favorite musical

Oklahoma! (Movie): It had been even longer since I’d last seen this, and Jud was sweatier than ever in HD

Behind The Attraction (TV): Put it in my veins