Current Things: April 2024

Currently Reading

  • One of these days I’m going to start reading again. But today is not that day.

Currently Watching

Currently In Queue

Currently Listening

  • Apple Music recently released a new daily mix– Heavy Rotation– that captures what you recently have been listening to. Sounds like a perfect addition to Current Things! Looks like this web embed is automatically updated as the mix is updated, so that’s less work for me!
  • I always try and listen to the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack during Holy Week. There’s a lot of division on the quality of this musical, but I’m definitely on the masterpiece side. I find most of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s compositions to be a bit maudlin (which isn’t always a bad thing!! Especially for big crowd-pleasing Broadway musicals!), but JCS is his absolute best.
  • I’ll still and try highlight entire albums that I’m listening to. In March, I’ve dug back into Maggie Roger’s Surrender…

…and one of my all-time favorite albums, The Avett Brothers' Emotionalism

Currently Planning


  • It’s not often that my favorite movie of the year lines up with what the Academy picks! Feel like I gotta highlight that one again!

It’s time again for my 100% correct ranking of this year’s Oscar best picture nominees:

  1. Oppenheimer
  2. Anatomy of a Fall
  3. The Zone of Interest
  4. Killers of the Flower Moon
  5. Past Lives
  6. Poor Things
  7. Barbie
  8. American Fiction
  9. The Holdovers
  10. Maestro

Finished in March:

The Marvels: equal parts nonsensical and weird. Weird is good. Nonsensical is not. At least it was under two hours

Dune: Part 2: Sometimes movies transport us to places that just aren’t possible. Other times they shine a light on us that we couldn’t normally see. And then there are times they do both and they transcend

Dune Part 1: Rewatched before our showing of Part 2 on Friday– there was a LOT of this movie that I’d forgotten in the haze of COVID.

As he did with Arrival, Villeneuve does a superb job of tying grand epics to the personal.

The Holdovers: There are periods of the year where time gets a little hazy. We need those times to find meaning

Killers of the Flower Moon: …it’s the inevitability of it all. There were people to be exploited, so they were.

Previously, in Current Things…

March 2024
February 2024
January 2024
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