Media Diary (January 2021)

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

WandaVision (TV): Color me intrigued

Some Kind of Heaven (Movie): I’m so into this scene

Joe Pera Talks With You (TV): Absolutely lovely

One Night in Miami (Movie): What a crew

Pretend It’s a City (TV): Delightful

MLK/FBI (Movie): Maddening

Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer (TV): Super creepy

Cropsey (Movie): Also creepy

Snowpiercer (TV): Now with another train mounting it from behind!

Compliance (Movie): Chilling

Tiger (TV): I continue to wonder why I don’t care about sports, but love sports documentaries

Jesus Camp (Movie): Sigh

Love Fraud (TV): This guy’s quite a piece of work

History of Swear Words (TV): A delight

Tenet (Movie): As much as it pains me to say it, this kinda blew

Media Diary (December 2020)

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

Mank (Movie): Enjoyed this, which of course led me back to…

Citizen Kane (Movie): It had been a while, and it still (of course) rules

The Sopranos (TV): Slowly but surely correcting the embarrassing fact that I never watched this

Zappa (Movie): What a wild journey

Wonder Woman 1984 (Movie): Eh, it was fine

Soul (Movie): Enjoyed it, but this tweet about sums up my take

Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults (TV): I feel like the castration proposal should’ve set off a few more flags

F For Fake (Movie): Orson in a sweet cloak is my spirit animal

An American in Paris (Movie): That guy can dance

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (Movie): Raised my respect level

The Stand (TV): Started a little slow, but I’m on board

The Last Blockbuster (Movie): Really want to make a pilgrimage

The Road To Wellville (Movie): Hadn’t seen this in years, and it’s still incredibly weird…

Nothing But Trouble (Movie): Not as weird as this absolute legend though

Alabama Snake (Movie): Fascinating and creepy

Gaslight (Movie): Young. Angela. Lansbury.

Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story (Movie): Interesting story, wouldn’t want to have worked there

My Octopus Teacher (Movie): Can’t believe he took that night dive (shudder)

Belushi (Movie): Tragic

My Psychedelic Love Story (Movie): I’d be annoyed by these people in seconds

Run (Movie): Pretty solid, can never go wrong with Sarah P.

Baby God (Movie): Liberties were taken

Media Diary (November 2020)

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

The Good Lord Bird (TV): Loved the style, loved the subject matter

The Last Picture Show (Movie): Young Randy Quaid blew both of our minds

The Comedy Store (TV): The origin story for so many comics

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Movie): History rhymes

A Teacher (TV): Uncomfortable but compelling

White Noise (Movie): Such dangerous fools 😠

The Mandalorian (TV): This season is unbelievably good

537 Votes (Movie): At the time I was young and clued out about the wild Miami backstory

The Reagans (TV): A really interesting look at their rise to power

Totally Under Control (Movie): Absolutely maddening 🦠

Moonbase 8 (TV): Pretty funny, can’t go wrong with this cast

Dick Johnson is Dead (Movie): What a great guy for going along with this

His Dark Materials (TV): I never know how to feel about this show, I think this season is a little better? 🤷‍♂️

Hidden Figures (Movie): Finally saw this, math baller alert!

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (TV): Great as always

The Right Stuff (Movie): Had shockingly never seen the original, but now I can’t remember which events were in this version vs. the miniseries

The Real Right Stuff (Movie): As if it wasn’t already clear to me, these guys were unbelievably brave/nuts

Inside Pixar (TV): Really cool to get a look at their process

Tesla (Movie): Not great

Hillbilly Elegy (Movie): Really not great