Category Film / TV
Despite not posting much this year, I could hardly forfeit the customary (see previous year-end lists below) opportunity to compile a best-of list. Here are a few general observations from the compiling: I didn’t see a single film in the cinema this year, for the first time since I can recall. The films I did […]
Television (watched though not necessarily released in 2018)*blurbs from IMDB The Handmaid’s Tale (Seasons 1 & 2; Hulu): “Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.” Killing Eve (Season 1; BBC America): “A security operative hunts for an assassin. Based on the Villanelle novellas by […]
Film (watched though not necessarily released in 2017) 01. Lion 02. Silence 03. La La Land 04. Dunkirk 05. Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King 06. Wind River 07. The 13th 08. The Salesman 09. The Light Between Oceans 10. The Big Sick 11. Logan 12. Chasing Coral 13. Jerry Before Seinfeld 14. Gaga: Five Foot Two […]
Warning: Contains Spoilers. Moments before Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) apostatizes (that is, abandons the faith), he sees five bodies mummified in burlap, hanging upside down in pits. Their necks have been nicked, slightly, to prevent blood from amassing in their heads in favour of it dripping into the pits. They are alive, groaning into the night […]
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You’ve no doubt heard about my meticulous (albeit high-strung and some-would-say-pointless) documenting of every film I’ve watched since the summer of 2005. If you haven’t, you can bring yourself quickly up to speed here and here, where you can read the 2005 and 2006 lists, respectively. 2013 was no exception and today I bring you […]
Sunshine tickling the celebrity yachts in the French Riviera, all manner of parties and to-dos at night, open air screenings at the Cinéma de la Plage, and a feast of cinema (by invitation only, of course) unlike any other gracing the hallowed The Grand Théâtre Lumière: welcome to the annual Cannes Film Festival. For the […]