The Passion of Leslie Jones

Witnessing the always-passionate Leslie Jones guest-judge this week’s episode of RDR was far and away the most joyous experience I’ve had in weeks, so just wanted to put that down in writing, and to acknowledge that she is a national treasure and a complete delight, and her guileless zeal and enthusiasm are balm for the…

Criterion First Watches, March 2020

Daughters of the Dust Separate Tables Vanya on 42nd Street The V.I.P.S. The Country Girl In The Cut The Divorcee Rashomon Cameraperson Come Back, Little Sheba Elmer Gantry Sweet Smell of Success To Sir, With Love Bridge On The River Kwai A Patch of Blue Local Hero Paris Blues Eve’s Bayou Holy Smoke Life Is…

Pandemic Comfort Food

A selection of what I’m watching (mostly while working) to try to soothe my nerves during this extremely tense time: xx JB