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

Best of 2020

Man, what a year to try and pick out “best” stuff, especially on the movies side (though we still have Wonder Woman 1984 coming on Christmas Day!).

That said, here are my favorites from the year. The TV list is twice as long, because 2020…

Podcasts:

Movies:

TV:

Holiday/Pandemic Fuel

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