"social distancing" playlist
saturday mar 14
star wars: rise of skywalker
all the presidents men
butch cassidy and the sundance kid (til the raindrops keep falling on my head sequence)
sunday mar 15
Like you would otherwise be in someone's face? (4 of 5 TCM.)
mon mar 16
So far we've done:
Spies in Disguise
For sure, digitalmediatree.com isn't a perfect place to share my equestrian hobby, but I have to start somewhere, so I thought that this category will be ok.
There is a but load of Goddard on criterion. Watching The Image Book.
Iron Man I and II
ive slipped into british detective procedurals available on amazon prime mode. i seem to tolerate a greater measure of bland than i would with an american equivalent. thinks its just the accents and "exotic" locales. first time thats probably ever been said about leeds.
watched bailey & scott or scott & bailey most of mid-week. some sort of gynocracy afoot in the manchester pd if i remember correctly. much better than dci banks, at least character-wise. definitely taking a procedural hiatus though unearthed another from same creators on amazon prime called unforgotten. weirdly one of the victims with an arc that spanned two seasons is now one of the primary detectives.
instead today i watched emma. and contagion. emma. was a pretty confection but mostly empty calories. contagion seems to our good fortune a scenario we wont approach in terms of lethality or societal breakdown. what it failed to imagine was that the huckster spreading fear would be president and the grifters would be the financial class first in line for handouts. there is something admirable about the matter of factness and restraint in the making of the movie but it somehow falls short of being a great entertainment though certainly a success as a cautionary tale unheeded.
A beautiful film about isolation is The Green Ray by Eric Rohmer, on the criterion channel.
moved on to the good wife. despite some overly precious teen children and a mushroom trip that somehow last 36 hours its been a reasonably good watch. nice thing is its an old fashioned 22 ep american broadcast drama. if i dont get bored theres 6 or 7 seasons to plod through. just finished season 1 last night.
re-watching the great british bake off, very comforting.
Bree went to grade school with Anna Winger, who then by complete coincidence ended up living in Berlin next door to Brees best friend from high school. Those two became friends on their own before realizing the connection. Anyway, Anna wrote (and I thought produced although IMDB doesnít agree) Deutschland 83 and now the newly released on Netflix Unorthodox. Highly recommend. 4 50 minute parts.
I've been watching Schtisel while Lucy is watching Unorthodox. So far I find the second season of Schtisel less satisfying than the first but I'll stick with it.
Wiki agree's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutschland_83