2019 in Film (So Far): Best Music Moments

Other highlights: Cate Blanchett belting “Time After Time” in the car in Where’d You Go Bernadette?; Justin Barberini and Ramon Pujol drunkenly dancing to “Space Age Love Song” in End of the Century; Julianne Moore singing along to “Edge of Glory” in After the Wedding; Awkwafina and Tzi Ma’s wedding duet in The Farewell xx…

Roots

Perhaps it goes without saying at this point but I am a bit of a searcher in life, always looking to absorb new knowledge and collect new experiences, desperate to see and think and feel and understand as much about the world, and about myself, as I can while I have the chance. Recently, this…

Top 10: Movies of 2019* (So Far)

10. (Tie) 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. *Excluding films that have been released in 2019 but that I saw on the festival circuit in 2018 (Sorry, Angel, Ash Is Purest White, etc.). xx JB

Everything’s Coming Up Phoebe

In this day and age, it’s worth celebrating anytime good things happen to genuinely good, deserving people. On that note, I just wanted to highlight the terrific cover story the Hollywood Reporter ran this week on one of my absolute favorite people in showbiz right now, the multi-hyphenate, multi-talented and absurdly delightful Phoebe WB. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/fleabag-creator-phoebe-waller-bridge-writing-bond-25-her-secret-new-movie-1231046…

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

By an extreme stroke of luck, I was able to see what was probably my single most-anticipated film of the year (Bong Joon-ho’s stunning Palme D’Or winner Parasite) last night, ahead of its premieres at TIFF and NYFF, and even now, almost a full day later, I’m still at a loss for words. To say…