Plus a subtle dystopia and a subtle nervous breakdown. (First published April 22nd, 2022, on Substack and Patreon.)
For me, I don’t like most of the movies Hollywood considers scary — such as most of what is labeled “horror” — primarily because I simply don’t find that sort of thing scary.
Soon we will see ice and snow only if it is CGI’d into science fiction movies, or ones with historical settings.
Apart from the value of its explicatory gloss on anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly, there is entertaining, gratifying drama in the clash of so many complex feminist women working against her.
I’m obsessed with this British miniseries following one family through a dystopian 2020s. It’s completely harrowing, very nearly soul-crushing. Yet I cling to its tenuous optimism and profound beauty.
My second pandemic-lockdown, recorded-from-home appearance…
Topics include new movies The High Note and Radioactive, and a lot more.
Absolutely timeless. Unfortunately. #RemainIndoors
Topics under discussion include movies Misbehaviour and True History of the Kelly Gang, political satire and historical fiction, and more.
I’m back for my 11th appearance and the start of my fourth year as a regular recurring guest commentator on this always-fun culture-chat program…