Viewing Diary, October 2021

Film: Diana: The Musical C’mon C’mon Seance on a Wet Afternoon The Many Saints of Newark TV: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Seasons 11 Drag Race UK, Season 3 Real Housewives of Potomac, Season 6 Scenes from a Marriage (1973) (Miniseries) What We Do in the Shadows, Season 3 Reservation Dogs, Season 1 Impeachment: American…

Viewing Diary, September 2021

Film: Tongues Untied Together Val Cinderella (2021) Raintree County The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story Everything is Copy Thelma Scenes from a Marriage This Is My Life Speed Racer The Adventures of Tintin The Lure Rumor Has It After Life (1998) Petite Maman As in Heaven All My Puny Sorrows Mothering Sunday Violet The Hill…

Viewing Diary, August 2021

Film: Jungle Cruise Old Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Phffft! Scary Movie The Long Goodbye The People vs. Larry Flynt The Green Knight The Sandpiper The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) Casino Royale Quantum of Solace City of God Nights in Rodanthe The Last Letter From Your Lover Kung Fu Panda Macao The Intouchables…

Viewing Diary, July 2021

Film: Cars Cars 2 Cars 3 Blow Out Sweetie 1776 The Producer (1967) Little Man Tate Paris Can Wait Demonlover A Nightmare on Elm Street Big Trouble in Little China Jumanji: The Next Level Giant Little Ones The Juror Raw Yellow Rose Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of my Voice It’s Such a Beautiful Day Mary…

Viewing Diary, June 2021

Film: Madonna: Truth or Dare Pink Flamingos Kissing Jessica Stein Tampopo Hard Eight The Queen (1968) Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Cruising Traffic Workhorse Queen Bells Are Ringing Matt Shepherd Is a Friend of Mine The Whales of August In the Heights Hairspray (1988) Wild Things The Time Traveler’s Wife The AIDS Show Italian Studies…

Viewing Diary, May 2021

Film: Spiderman 3 Midnight at the Never Get The Sundowners Living Out Loud Gattaca The Amazing Spiderman M*A*S*H A Private Function Christmas in July State of Play The Mitchells vs. The Machines Animal Kingdom Greenberg Grease 2 CATS (2019) The Searchers The Life of Emile Zola The Woman in the Window Good Bye Lenin! Blindness…

2021 in Books (Updating)

I Remember Nothing (Nora Ephron) – 3.75/5 Birds of America (Lorrie Moore) – 3.75/5 Harriet the Spy (Louise Fitzhugh) – 4.5/5 Happy (Derren Brown) – 3.25/5 New Year, Same Trash (Samantha Irby) – 3/5 Swimming in the Dark (Tomasz Jedrowski) – 4.5/5 A Boy’s Own Story (Edmund White) – 3/5 Fear of Flying (Erica Jong)…

Viewing Diary, April 2021

Film: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Jesus Christ Superstar Lust For Life Send Me No Flowers Hard Candy Eye for an Eye Shiva Baby Captain Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Follies: In Concert Camille The Subject Was Roses Doctor Strange Sunset Song An American Werewolf in London The Last Blockbuster Ben-Hur Audrey The…

Oscars 2021

Not much to say this year. The Oscars happened, I watched them. I won the office Oscar pool, second year in a row. Generally speaking I wasn’t offended by the winners. And that’s that. Onto the next. For what it’s worth thought, these were my favorite performances and directors of the year: First Tier: Aubrey…