IT’S FESTIVAL SEASON, FOLKS! That’s right, we’ve waited six months for it, and now awards season is finally upon us! Because I’ve been so carefully following the awards race, as well as attending a football game on a prime movie day, I haven’t had a chance to watch too much this week, in any regard. That being said, it will mean a whole lotta new articles coming up this week!
At home, I only had a chance for one and a half films. The first was a repeat viewing of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which I showed my parents as part of our Marvel binge. It’s still a pretty riveting film, as can be seen by both my mother and father’s fascination with the story and filmmaking (although they were a little lost and tired by the end). Meanwhile, I watched a little more of Woman on the Verge, and while I never finished it before it expired on Criterion, I did watch enough to say I really love this film, and I’m excited to watch more Almodóvar in the build up to Pain and Glory later this year.
Things on television weren’t that impressive either. My one big viewing, as will be the case every week, is Succession, which this week featured the incredible “Oink for your sausage, piggies!” sequence. If you’re not watching Succession, you’re missing the current best show on TV. Oh, and I’m still working my way through GLOW, and it’s still great. Of course, my pop culture week didn’t end there. I’m using my weekends to work my way through Red Dead Redemption 2, and it’s still an impressive, immersive experience, even though it’s way too easy to lose karma and gain a bounty, thus screwing you for the rest of the game. And I concluded my week yesterday by joining my aunt and uncle at the Michigan-Middle Tennessee game. Thankfully my beloved Wolverines won, but it’s clear there’s some work to do in the weeks to come.
That wraps up this week’s What I Watched, What You Watched. I promise there’s more articles, screenings and reviews to come, what with It: Chapter Two, some great television catch-up, some 2019 missed films and reviews to work my way through, an upcoming big screen treatment of Lawrence of Arabia, and some background work for 2019 Oscar contenders. But until then, feel free to comment below with your thoughts on the (few) things I’ve been watching, as well as what you’ve been watching. See you all next week!