Current Things: January 2024

Currently Reading

Currently Watching

  • Fargo, Season 5
  • For All Mankind, Season 4
  • The Curse, Season 1
  • The Changeling, Season 1

Currently In Queue

Currently Listening

I liked Geese's first album, but their new-ish one--3D Country-- answers the question of what would happen if the weirdest possible 70s rock/soul/bluegrass/country album was made in 2023. It's off the rails in the absolute best way possible

Finished in December:

Bottoms: drags in the middle, but those first and third acts are about as perfect as they come. I’m always here for a high-concept movie, especially one that’s absolutely absurd and packaged in an unexpected setting

The Killer: no one is better than David Fincher at these kind specific character studies. Much like Fight Club, the killer himself was a flawed person and an unreliable narrator despite the fact that a hitman-for-hire is very much a larger-than-life character that ostensibly needs to be perfect. That contrast drove the movie perfectly

No Hard Feelings: It attempts to be a modern-day The Graduate made with modern sensibilities, but ultimately betrays that goal by its ending. I loved what it was going for, but it didn’t quite get there. Still, more movies like this, please!

Previously, in Current Things…

December 2023
November 2023
October 2023
September 2023
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022