What I'm Watching: February 2020

The Outsider Pretty good. Anne With An E Not great, but familiar, watchable comfort food. Special Trash. Tales Of The City (1993) Tales Of The City (2019) Watchmen xx JB

Woman of the Year

I care deeply about politics, because I care deeply about my country and about the good of its people. But I don’t enjoy talking about politics or in fact even thinking about it, given that the current political landscape in this country and beyond triggers me to the point of being unable to think rationally….

All-Time Favorite Actresses, Vol. XXVI

Haley Bennett Laura Benanti Jane Curtain Bae Doona Rachel Dratch Greta Garbo Selena Gomez Lola Kirke Jemima Kirke Elizabeth Marvel Julianne Nicholson Elizabeth Olsen Eleanor Parker Luise Rainer Ann Sheridan Jean Smart Hayley Squires Anna Deavere Smith Tessa Thompson Mary Elizabeth Winstead Anna May Wong xx JB

Disney+ Watches and Rewatches, 2020 (Updating)

Slightly late to the game, but I have given in and subscribed for a year of Disney+, and have already commenced a nostalgic and exploratory* deep dive into the vault, which so far, I have to say, has been unexpectedly joyful and rewarding. Who says you can’t go home again? Tracking my progress here, as…

Sundance 2020 Wrap-Up

I’m back from the storybook ski town of Park City tonight after a whirlwind four days at Sundance. My first time at the festival was in equal parts exhausting, exhilarating, productive and inspiring. It was, in all seriousness, so wonderful, and so life-affirming, to find myself at such an iconic film event, among so many…

Know Thyself

“I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.” – Emily Brontë I recently retook (two separate versions of) the Myers-Briggs personality test, which confirmed what I already knew–I’m an…