10 April 2020
“One day's work is all I can permit myself to contemplate.”
|Jen Myers||Apr 11|
How are we doing this week? I started fighting off a sinus infection about mid-week so I’m moving a little slowly. The bright side is I have no plans to cancel and I can comfortably continue to watch a gazillion movies.
As a note, I’m posting steadily over at Tumblr these days, including a lot of short films I’m watching, so feel free to stop by if you are so inclined. I just realized my Tumblr was blocked from anyone not logged into Tumblr, so I fixed that and it’s now freely available.
I also restarted my daily (more or less) tarot cards, if that’s your sort of thing.
Four Bong Joon Ho films, including Parasite, are now on Hulu, so here’s a guide to the director’s deeper cuts. (My favorite is probably Mother, for the record.)
Letterboxd has put together a list of all the new-release films you can now watch online to support independent movie theaters. Links are in each film’s notes.
Appreciating America’s post office murals. Note for Chicagoans: if you haven’t, visit (when you can safely do so again) the post office on the corner of Irving Park and Southport. It has a tremendous Chicago mural from this time.
The Death of Stalin is now on Netflix and what a time for bleak, dry political humor, eh? (But seriously it’s funny and good.)
On a more earnest note, I just started watching the sitcom Kim’s Convenience about a Korean-Canadian family and it’s super funny and sweet. Four seasons available on Netflix.
I haven’t been listening much to podcasts over the winter, for no particular reason, but lately I’ve been working my way through the back catalog of Switchblade Sisters, a podcast featuring discussions of genre films with women filmmakers. It’s well worth digging into.
Listening to Lissie lately.
We’re all doing the best we can. Deal with it.
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This week’s quote is from John Steinbeck.