Well, it’s been a few days! Have you seen Avengers: Infinity War yet? Of course you have, everyone has at this point! I did too, as you can see from my (slightly) positive review. However, while the film is certainly the biggest event of last week, it was my home viewings that gave me the most pleasure.
I started my week off with a second viewing of Paddington 2, and I was pleased to learn that the film holds up on repeat viewings. It is still just as charming as it was on the big screen, and in case you missed it during Oscar season, now is the perfect time to catch up. Then, in the spirit of the Infinity Wars (there are infinity of them!), I watched two of the greatest war films ever made: Das Boot and All Quiet on the Western Front. Das Boot was unsurprisingly phenomenal, but what really caught me off-guard was how ahead-of-its-time the 1930 Best Picture winner Western Front was. It was a searing drama, and easily stands as one of the best made in its field. I then watched the 1991 drama The Fisher King, having heard that Robin Williams was phenomenal in it, but it really blew me away with its cathartic storytelling and great performances. And to close out my week, I had my first viewing of Lady Bird since I named it the Best Film of 2017. And I was pleased to learn that it still holds up as a charming coming-of-age tale. That Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf are true talents.
It was a pretty slow week television-wise for me. Most things were in reruns, and I’m a bit behind on Atlanta so I couldn’t catch up. I guess the only thing I CAN say is that I watched some Modern Family reruns, but other than that, I mostly stuck to relaxing as spring finally came to the Midwest. I did, however, purchase and listen to Janelle Monáe‘s Dirty Computer, and I can safely confirm that it will be the best album of the year. It’s sheer perfection.
What about you? Have you seen Infinity War yet? Watch any classics at home? Let me know in the comments!