A rainy month with the back half consisting of a work trip and a few weeks with COVID meant a lot of watching Lost, The Traitors, and other tv. I also played the entirety of Last of Us Part 1, which was a little too linear for my taste.
Decent progress on my Criterion challenge this month.
Something New Under the Sun
A friend asked if this was Solarpunk, and I’m not sure, but I said yes.
A nice take it and turn it of Lovecraft.
Still a classic.
Spooky and dutch.
Rewatching an awesome underwater thriller.
This was my Titanic of the 2000s insofar as everyone talking about how good it was made me never want to see it. I got over myself and it was fun.
Tom Hanks playing a guy who’s great at planes, and the guy from GUTs making him climb an agrocrag of red tape.
Denzel laughing at physics.
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Colin Farrell was playing the Penguin in this, right?
Denzel should’ve played Constantine.
Toy Story 4
I thought I’d seen this, but couldn’t remember who “Forky” was. Repeated jokes on Blank Check made me watch and I’m glad I did—cute AF.
very Giamatti voice Show me the cream!
When I saw “Rita Mae Brown” I yelled.
I Want You Back
Love a good classic romcom.
Still hits. Fuck banks.
My guy, take a typing class.
Certain Wome n###
Dad movies. Fuck.
The pre-chum box days when reporters still got paid well.
I dug the framing in this—angles for days.
I liked X better, but this was occasionally fun.
Shorts on my Criterion list feel like cheating usually but I hate interpretive dance.
Cold Lasagna I Hate Myself###
Haynes captures another side to the creepiness of suburban life and loneliness of illness like the campy cousin to Lynch.
From Dusk Til Dawn###
Clooney should always have neck tattoos.
I don’t think I’ve seen a single Bergman film, which means a lot of this was likely lost on me. An interesting story regardless. “In Sweden we are very serious about recycling”.
The Rude Tales theme!
First time I’ve seen this movie without being high, and it holds up.
He’s never really a spy, ladies. Julian Barrett is aging well
Wendell & Wild###
Excited to hear the Blank Check on this movie. Stop motion is always so cool.