Sorry I missed last week’s What I Watched, What You Watched. I was out of town for Mother’s Day, and hadn’t seen enough movies to make an interesting article. Luckily, I’ll provide this double week issue now to make it up to you. I saw two movies for review for your enjoyment. You can read the review for i don’t feel at home in this world anymore. right here, and my review of the documentary Risk will be up tomorrow.
I started my two weeks by watching one of my favorite films of last year, La La Land, and good news: it’s still amazing. While I was on vacation, I spent my time watching relaxing comedies like Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (which is really great), as well as a first viewing of Hot Fuzz. I’m working on completing The Cornetto Trilogy, but I will say it’ll be hard for The World’s End to top the masterwork pulled off in Hot Fuzz. It’s a truly brilliant movie, and one of the funniest of the 21st century. I spent the week working my way through Toni Erdmann, the 2 hour 40 minute German dramedy. It’s certainly not a breezy watch, but I definitely enjoyed it, and I hope the remake with Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig will be half as good. I watched Carol Reed’s The Third Man for the fourth time, and it is still one of the greatest films of all time. One scene near the middle of the film is so great, it literally changes the game in every sense of the word. As we are men of similarly weird taste, my brother and I watched the short film Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe on FilmStruck (a great website, it’s an important get for any film lover). And I ended my week with the Patrick Swayze classic Road House. All I can say is “What a film.”
Most films had their season finales this week, as we watched all of the ABC family sitcoms end their runs on a high note, from The Middle to a sobering black-ish. I forced myself to finish 13 Reasons Why so that I could review it, which you can see here. I also started one of my favorite shows in the third season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. That review should be up sometime this week, and I can assure you it will be quite positive. While on vacation, I rewatched some classic episodes of Monk, one of my all-time favorite TV shows, and it’s still as great as I remember. And I ended my week by watching the season finale of Saturday Night Live. It’s been one hell of a season for the show, and it’s sad to see Drunk Uncle leave, but I wish Bobby Moynihan (and Vanessa Bayer) luck in the future, and am glad they helped make this past season one of the show’s best.
What about you? Did you see any great films this past week? Any of the season finales, or the great shows on Netflix right now? Let me know in the comments!