18 December 2018

RIP Penny Marshall

RIP #PennyMarshall


So sad, one of my all-time favourite directors back from #JumpinJackFlash. Very few filmmakers had that kind of 1-2-3 punch with #Big, #Awakenings & #ALeagueOfTheirOwn. My goodness! PS. Wait, #LaverneAndShirley, she was a famous actress, too?! What a life!



16 December 2018

The Steelers Beat the Patriots!!!!!! 🚨🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨

Thank G*d for the #Steelers the Defence played their heart out... & #Patriots didn't (sooo many penalties... for once, eh #Belicheat?πŸ˜‡)!


#JaylenSamuels🏈πŸ’ͺπŸ‘


PS. With the #Browns (& G*d help us #BakerMayfield😱) deciding to join us the #AFCNorth is nuts!


#NEvsPIT #HereWeGo 



Liverpool Get Cracking Win Over Manchester United...Finally!

What was that about #Shaqiri being #Klopp's talisman? 😁 What a win for #Liverpool! The #EPL dream stays alive!


PS. #Alisson from hero to goat...& back!😬


PPS. Speaking of #GOAT's wonder if @rogerfederer was watching his countryman work his magic?⚽️πŸ’ͺ🀘


#LFC #LIVMUN #YNWA



14 December 2018

ROMA (2/2)

#ROMA (2/2)


I keed because I *love* Cuaron! Technically *stunning* bigscreen filmmaking with a magnificent #Oscars-level perf by Aparicio. She haunts you from those framed-to-within-an-inch-of-its-life series of painstaking singletake tableaux & stays with you long after it ends



ROMA (1/2)

#ROMA (1/2)


There is a splendid 2.5hr period foreign B&W film about the travails of a young woman making her way in a third-world cosmopolitan city directed by a critically-beloved #Oscar-winning international auteur. The name of that movie is…#Mahanagar!

(h/t great @aoscott🀣)



13 December 2018

The Cure Get into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame ... Finally!

This made TBH's day: @thecure (finally) get into @rockhall! Let in #TheSmiths, #LLCoolJ & #PatBenatar & she'll be all set! 


PS. Kudos to #RoxyMusic, #Radiohead, #DefLeppard, #JanetJackson, #StevieNicks#TheZombies, that's a h*lluva class!! πŸŽ΅πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€˜


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSaNXpD49Qw


LeBron & D-Wade... for the Last Time!😩

#TBT


That time when...


TBH surprised me with the final game between my two mostest favourite #NBA players, ever! (...in the post-#Shaq era): #LeBron & #DWade...


... who apparently decided to show up for the #Kuzma show! Dude! I'm now a fan for life (of him, not the #LakersπŸ˜‡)




12 December 2018

Gautam Gambhir Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #GautamGambhir Retires. Superb, relentless, courageous cricketer unafraid to speak his mind. Will go down in #cricket history for propelling #IND to that famous #CWC win... and of course #KKR to their #IPL titles. Bengal will always be grateful! πŸπŸ‘




The Front Runner

#TheFrontRunner


Hugely entertaining/slightly depressing. With #Tully, this is a nice little 2018 two-fer from Reitman. Fantastic ensemble highlighted by Farmiga & a superb Jackman. PS. That insane Altman-esque single-take opening sequence...all that overlapping dialogue! 🎀πŸ’ͺ



10 December 2018

India Completes Historic Test Win in Australia 2018 AUS v IND Test 1

Un-bl**dy-believable!


This win will go down as one of #IND's greatest wins!


Great team victory, esp for the bowlers(?!😱): #Shami, #RAshwin, #Bumrah, #Ishant & keeper #RishabhPant.


But, yeah, it's #Cheteshwar #Pujara's world, we just live in it!


#CheteshWall! 🏏πŸ’ͺπŸ‘


#AUSvIND



Free Solo

#FreeSolo


Terrifying/breathtaking/nerve-racking cinematic experience! What sticks, however, is the human story. Honnold's endlessly fascinating but the cost to his loved ones...πŸ€” #Oscars to the DP & esp his camera operators! 1 of 2018's best!


PS Those ghastly end-credits?!😑🀷‍♀️



09 December 2018

Another Steelers Loss to Add to the Distressingly Long List of Bone-Headed Losses

Wut?! Wuuuuuuuuuuuut?!?!! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?!?!?!


#Boswell, love ya man, but that was...


#Steelers #HereWeGo (to where exactly?!)


PS. Thank G*d for #JuJu, right?


#PITvsOAK

... and the Ravens Lose! Win-Win All Around!

PPS. Thank G*d for #Mahomes (er, I mean #KCπŸ˜‡), the insufferable #Ravens lose & #Belicheat delayed #1 seed & inevitable march to the #SuperBowl😬


PPPS. G*d help me, I'm sorta beginning to like that #LamarJackson kid!😱



Dolphins Beat the Patriots in *Miraculous* Fashion

Haha, America's Team... #Dolphins!! 


Any loss for those *awful* #Patriots is a win for all that is good in this world!!! #FinsUp 🐬🏈πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ€™πŸ˜„πŸ€£


PS. Anyone check on #PapiLeBatard?!


#NEvsMIA



08 December 2018

Liverpool Vaults to the Top Thanks to Mo Salah (Again?πŸ˜‡)

I have no idea who/what #Bournemouth is but I'm glad they let #MoSalah get a hat trick. 


I don't want to jinx it but #Liverpool could be... oh no, wait, they *are* on top of the #EPL! Oh no, I've jinxed them! 😱


#LFC #BOULIV


07 December 2018

Of Fathers and Sons (Kinder des Kalifats)

#OfFathersAndSons


One of the most troubl-ing/some films you'll *ever* see. I missed my documentary ethics class so I'll leave all of that alone. Kudos to director & esp DP for putting their lives in danger to get the story behind the headlines. War is absolute hell on the young!





06 December 2018

(Once Again) Pujara Plays a Gritty (Test) Knock 2018 Aus v Ind Test 1

I've said it once, I've said it a million times, #IND's (Test) #cricket would be nothing without the singular #Cheteshwar #Pujara! πŸπŸ’ͺπŸ™Œ


With #Shami still hanging around, #AUS isn't cantering to a win just yet...


#AUSvIND


RIP Philip Bosco

RIP #PhilipBosco


One of those classic I-love-that-guy character actors I "discovered" first on #LawAndOrder. Fantastic in so many roles, perhaps none more so than his late-career valediction in #TheSavages. Watch him break your heart for yourself tomorrow at @SidGrauman. Sigh…



04 December 2018

Tully (2018)

#Tully


(Second-πŸ˜‡) Greatest Tully Movie, Ever! Sweet/unnerving/thought-provoking thx to Reitman's sleight-of-hand/apparently-placable directing & Cody's sharp-tongued screenplay. Livingston, Davis & *esp* Theron (hello #Oscars): πŸ‘ PS. Editor deserves massive πŸ‘ - that montage!



03 December 2018

Liverpool Pulls Off Miracle Over Everton

PS. That was a h*lluva #Liverpool win, no? Thank the #Klopp for that insane/miraculous #Origi header, otherwise a goalless-draw against... wait #Everton is in 6th? Okay, no shame in that then :-)


#LFC #MerseysideDerby #YNWA

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

#CanYouEverForgiveMe?


One of the best, most criminally-under-seen, films of #Oscar season! Expertly crafted by kid Heller, superbly acted by Wells, the scene-stealing-machine REG (adding nuance and heartbreak), & esp McCarthy, who deserves *all* the awards she's going to get!



02 December 2018

One of the Worst Steelers’ Losses of All Time!

Yeesh, one of the greatest #Steelers losses ever: up by 16 pts at home?!😱, #Switzer & #Conner hurt😰, #PhilipRivers becomes even more insufferable, #Chargers fans bandwagoning... 

& the *awful* #Ravens are within striking distance 🀬


PS. Where did this kid #LJFort come from?!πŸ‘

30 November 2018

Kareem Hunt Will Probably End Up With the Patriots, Right?

What's the over/under on how quickly those *awful* #Patriots pick up the awful #KareemHunt?! 


Coupled with that awful #Steelers loss, what's the over/under on the number of #SuperBowl's #Belichick is winnning this year?!

Ralph Breaks the Internet

#RalphBreaksTheInternet


Brilliant bite-the-hand-that-feeds subversion of its corporate animation overlords…or brilliant pat-the-head-that-feeds validation masquerading as subversion? Why, yes! 

Those "ironic" Princess t-shirts πŸ‘ Spamley and Gord🀣! It's JCR's movie world nowπŸ‘



29 November 2018

Croatia Wins 2018 Davis Cup

PS Kudos to #CRO on avenging #WorldCup loss & beating #FRA to win #DavisCup. Kudos to #Cilic on his redemption. FRA's Golden Generation already got theirs, so win-win all around


PPS Kudos to #USA for fighting the good #FedCup fight. Plucky non-household-names at least showed up!

28 November 2018

RIP Nicolas Roeg

RIP #NicolasRoeg


One of our most singular independent filmmakers, practically defined an era. His run of 1970s movies, my goodness, *very* few have ever come anywhere close to equaling it. Mesmerizing, off-kilter films that you can't shake once they dig their hooks into you.



27 November 2018

RIP Bernardo Bertolucci

RIP #BernardoBertolucci


One of *the* all-time greats. I remember being awed by the mere clips & stills of his films growing up. Epic filmmaker with lyrical visuals who never lost sight of the characters at the heart of it all. I'll let experts like Ty Burr handle Last Tango…



26 November 2018

Richard Jefferson Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #RichardJefferson Retires. Been a fan from way back when, before his hilarious-podcasting/helping-#LeBron(er, I mean #Cavs)-win-a-championship days, when he was a fun, lean-mean-dunkin'-machine superstar. Something tells me his Act II will be πŸ˜„πŸ‘



25 November 2018

Steelers’ Devastating Loss to Broncos

You live by the #BigBen, but sometimes you die by the... well, ya know😰


Devastating loss for the #Steelers bcuz it essentially hands the awful #Patriots homefield advantage in the playoffs🀯


PS. On the bright side #JuJu & #Villanueva+#Boswell punched their #ProBowl tickets πŸ₯³

21 November 2018

Widows

#Widows


OMBG! One of the very best 2018 movies! Stunningly realised by McQueen & Flynn. HOF-worthy lineup in front of & behind camera! Cast is bonkers, esp Kaluuya, Farrell, Davis, & a star-making Debicki. Co-MVP to legendary casting director Maisler & DP Bobbitt (35mm!) πŸŽ₯🎞πŸ’ͺ



19 November 2018

Greatest Monday Night Football, Ever!

Bl**dy h*ll! I can't believe what I just saw!!! Could be the thing that turns it all around for the #NFL!


#Goff v #Mahomes - can't wait for the rematch ... (just not in the #SuperBowl... we need the #Steelers to make it πŸ˜‡)


#MNF #KCvLAR

Young Zverev Shocks the (Tennis) World to Win 2018 ATP Tour Finals!

Wait, wha?! A 21yo *kid* just straight-setted back-to-back #GOAT's to win #ATPFinals?! 


Well bl**dy done #Zverev! To take out #Federer & #Djokovic, & bounce back from all that booing 🎾✊


PS. Congrats to #JackSock (& #MikeBryan😁). What a season he had! So, about next year...πŸ€—




18 November 2018

Steelers Make Miraculous Comeback Over Jaguars!

You live by the #BigBen, you die by the...well, ya know 😊 Today, the #Steelers lived!😬

Man, that was the worst and best of the #Tomlin times, huh?!

Whatagreat win over the (always?)pesky #Jaguars.


Of course, TBH near gave up hope...not with #AB on her fantasy teamπŸ˜‚


#HereWeGo


RIP William Goldman

RIP #WilliamGoldman


One of *the* greatest screenwriters. Growing up I had no idea he'd written all those movies my parents always talked about.


The breadth of his achievements is astounding. An essential part of cinema history, won't see his likes again. 


#NobodyKnowsAnything




17 November 2018

Federer Loses Tight Match to Zverev 2018 ATP Finals

Sigh... the #GOAT is, well not exactly dead but the end is certainly nigh... long live the #Djoker 😭


#Federer fights hard but comes up *just* short vs #Zverev. #RF100 will have to wait another day.


PS. Yo #tennis fans, don't boo Sascha, the poor kid's sensitive. 


#ATPFinals



16 November 2018

At Eternity's Gate

#AtEternitysGate


Visually stunning, extremely affecting tone-poem (ie a Schnabel). DP Delhomme deserves all the #Oscars he can get ! Lovely work by the cast, esp Friend & Isaac, but my goodness is this the Dafoe Show from beginning to the very end, he's simply brilliant!πŸŽ¨πŸ–ΌπŸ‘πŸ‘



15 November 2018

Agnieszka RadwaΕ„ska Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #AgnieszkaRadwanska Retires (at 29?!😱)


Always enjoyed her singular brand of thinking-woman's #tennis, esp in this age of one-dimensional baseline bashing. 


PS. Look at this slicin'-dancin' *epic* (101 net pts!!πŸ₯ŽπŸ™Œ):


https://bit.ly/2DHupzw



14 November 2018

Suspiria (2018)

#Suspiria (2018)


I don't always watch horror films, but when I do it's a Guadagnino! Bl**dy h*ll (literally?)! I need a PhD in 13 different fields to understand what seared my eyeballs for many terrifying nights to come! Yikes!


PS. #TildaSwinton for Best Supporting What-Now?!πŸ˜…






12 November 2018

RIP Stan Lee

RIP #StanLee


A *major* portion of my childhood and adulthood - as I suspect he was for millions. 


I'll let the experts analyse his legacy... all I'll say is he made our own superhero dreams come "true" and our minds wonder at the #marvel of it all.


#Excelsior!



11 November 2018

RIP Douglas Rain

RIP #DouglasRain. Will go down in cinema history of one the greatest and most unforgettable voices of all time: #HAL9000 




10 November 2018

Federer Comes Up Agonizingly Short Against Djokovic (...again?!😐πŸ˜ͺ)

There's still some fight in the "old" #GOAT yet!!! πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ₯Ž


Yeah, #Federer's strange, uncharacteristic, recent death-moment yips reared their head at the worst possible time, but if anyone has a shot at irresistible-force*+*immovable-object #Djokovic it's him!


#ATPFinals



08 November 2018

Steelers Thrash the Panthers

Hey, I'm always down for a well-that-escalated-quickly #Steelers win (tho' I do feel badly for #Cam's #Panthers).


Hope #VanceMcDonald gets that wristband 🀣


PS. TBH played #McCaffrey while I kept #BigBen on the bench. 😱


PPS. #RooseveltNix πŸ‘✊πŸ’ͺ🏈


#HereWeGo!