Ugh. The Oscars are over, and I am exhausted. Without awards to distract myself, all I’ve had are movies to watch, review, and entertain. I’ve watched several movies this week, including Logan, which I reviewed here, as well as Get Out and The Lego Batman, which I will be reviewing later this week (I will say, however, that I liked both films very much).
At home, I watched a long list of films that seem random in list form, but make sense with context. I watched Unbreakable by M. Night Shymalan, a film I enjoyed, even if I felt it was indicative of the worst traits that plagued Shymalan’s later years. I watched it for reasons that will become clear over the next few weeks. I also watched Hitchcock’s Rear Window for an upcoming article, which I had started in the past and never finished. It’s honestly one of the greatest movies ever made, flawless across the board. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. To prepare for Feud later tonight, I watched the creepy-ass What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? I didn’t think it was the instant classic many people think it is, but I will say it has a strong understanding of tension, and Bette Davis is great in it (Joan Crawford is also quite good). Last night, in an attempt to wind down, I watched I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I love the Wayans Brothers and their style of comedy, and their spoof of the Blaxploitation genre is incredibly on-the-nose. And I ended the week strong with David Lynch’s eerie surrealist short The Alphabet, which was a good indicator of talent, even if it itself was nothing special.
On TV, I stuck to my usuals. The Bachelor, It’s Always Sunny, and Man Seeking Woman all filled me with joy, even if my darling Corrine has finally been kicked off. I also watched Detroiters, which is rapidly becoming one of the best comedies out there. And as of the writing of this article, I watched the premiere of Making History, which may be one of the best new shows of the season. I did happen to start When We Rise, but I just wasn’t feeling the first fifteen minutes, despite loving the cast, director, crew and story. I will probably get around to finishing it on Hulu in the near future, but it just wasn’t wowing me early on.
Oh, and if you’re looking for a great podcast to listen to, I joined Justen Noll once again as guest host on the Lizards on Film podcast, alongside Special Guest Laremy Legel, who I have previously cited as one of my idols. It was a surreal experience, and a fun one. If you get around to it, check it out below. With that said, what about you? Watch anything great this week? Let me know in the comments!
I might infuriate people, but I think that Unbreakable is M Night’s best film followed be The Sixth Sense.
Glad to have you back on the pod this weekend, and it was super cool having Laremy on.
I’ve heard that claim made. I didn’t feel that, but I really love Sixth Sense, and certainly didn’t hate Unbreakable.
Glad to be on, and I’ll show up whenever y’all need me