For once, I’m early. Usually I’ve seen quite a limited number of movies from a specific year at this point.
This morning I woke up to see that Lindsay Ellis had quit producing content for good. I really don’t know how to feel about this. On one hand I’ve been following her work for at least five years, so I’m sad to see her go, but on the other hand, if she needs to protect herself from the mob, good on her for taking this step. In the post in which she announced all of references Omelas. If you are not aware of what that is, you should probably look into it.
I decided to try to do this as a video. I’m not only showing you the deck, I’m going through my process as well.
This is about spoilers, so it is going to include spoilers on various films and one TV show. These include Witness for the Prosecution, Anatomy of a Murder, The Matrix, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Squid Game and I Don’t Want to Be a Man. All of which you’ve already seen or never will.
So, Wizards just announced that there will be a new format on Arena, which is basically an iteration on Standard.
I was working on my Netflix queue yesterday and as part of this watched The Harder They Fall. It’s a pretty new western with all the named characters being black. (And yes, like the movie informs us in the beginning, there were plenty of black people in the so-called Wild West.)
Let’s talk about movie ratings.
Openly gay, atheist and communist in a society that found each of these unacceptable. No wonder I find Pier Paolo Pasolini one of my favorite directors. The thing is, his movies are not my favorites. They are fine and interesting, but not something I’ll go back and watch again and again.
Do they need judging? Well, here you have it anyhow.
The ones I always overpick.