16 January 2019

Bumblebee

#Bumblebee


Give the Nike scion credit for wanting to save stopmotion animation & graduating to directing retro, kid-&-alien movies with the best 80s soundtracks, ever! Cena is tongue-in-cheek fun & Steinfeld is a winning presence. πŸπŸ€–πŸš—πŸŽ§πŸ˜



15 January 2019

RIP ‪Carol Channing‬

RIP #CarolChanning


Legendary, larger-than-life Broadway star, gone at 97...what a ride! #HelloDolly



If Beale Street Could Talk

#IfBealeStreetCouldTalk


Absolutely enchanting. I'm so down for Jenkins's #WongKarWai-esque swoon-worthy feast for the senses! Speaking of #Oscars, King is (always)great, but so is the ensemble: James, Parris, Henry, Ellis(!) & *esp* Layne. PS. How about that score from Britell?!



14 January 2019

Federer Wins / Murray Loses Rd. 1 2019 Australian Open

Speaking of Last Stands...#GOAT's started (surprisinglyπŸ€—) well vs. tricky #Istomin!


Sadly, (poor)#AndyMurray's didn't, but, as always, he fought to the *bitter* endπŸ˜–


PS. Tough luck for #Isner (#Opelka!) & (always-fun) #Ostapenko


#Federer #AusOpen




The Mule

#TheMule


Another Clint cinematic Rorschach test. Subversive/hegemonic sendup/validation of old white male toxic/justified patriarchy. Also, it's a black comedy/police procedural/family drama. Also, with his real/reel life daughter it's all a meta mea culpa,right? Good/bad stuff!





13 January 2019

Remember When... Federer Won the 2017 Australian Open?!

Hopefully, this sends some good vibes the #GOAT's way... this year (like every year?) could be #Federer's last stand! 😱🎾🐐


Duh-duh-duh!


#AusOpen #AO19



11 January 2019

Andy Murray Announces Retirement Plans...at 31! πŸ˜­πŸ˜’πŸ˜£πŸ˜–πŸ˜«πŸ˜©☹️πŸ™πŸ˜ŸπŸ˜”

Oh no!! Say it ain't so Andy, say it ain't so!!


#AndyMurray announces retirement plans... at 31! Man, that hip injury (same one that got #Guga?) robbed sports of one its most tenacious battlers...& socially-conscious gentleman athletes. Sigh... 😩


#tennis 



10 January 2019

Mahanagar (The Big City) (1963) 1/2.

#Mahanagar (#TheBigCity)(1963) 1/2  


There's a splendid 2.5hr period foreign B&W film about a woman struggling to find her way in a third-world metropolis made by a critically-beloved #Oscar-winning international auteur. The name of that movie is…Mahanagar! (h/t great @aoscott)



Mahanagar (The Big City) (1963) 2/2

#Mahanagar (#TheBigCity) (1963) 2/2


Wonderful film, up amongst #SatyajitRay's very best. Languid, deeply affecting dissection of a family coming to grips with a modernising India. Beautiful work by everyone, esp. the prod design by Chandragupta & lead perf by #MadhabiMukherjee



09 January 2019

Aquaman

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Good #PacificRim-Meets-#Waterworld fun. I'm totally down for Momoa & Wan's melodramaoperatic-ishtyle…but the heavy lifting's done by Heard & *esp* Kidman. PS. #Pitbull sampling #Africa for the Sahara sequence… yaaaaasssss!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™Œ




08 January 2019

Alfonso Cuaron Gets FIVE Guild Noms for ROMA!

Man, @FiveThirtyEight should dig into the numbers behind #AlfonsoCuaron's FIVE guild noms (#DGA, #PGA, #ASC, #WGA, #ACE)!😲 

He belongs on the #MountRushmore of directors/producers/DPs/writers/editors/human beings!


PS. Kudos to #Netflix's awards-worthy #ROMA #Oscars campaign!πŸ’ͺ











Leave No Trace

#LeaveNoTrace


Wonderful gem of an indie film & all-too rare cinematic exploration of white, western poverty. Delicately put together by Granik & DP McDonough. Great work by Dickey, Foster & esp McKenzie(πŸ‘!). Too underresourced for #Oscars, maybe it'll get all the #IndieSpirits!



07 January 2019

Alabama Loses National Championship!

Ha! Remember, a loss for #NickSatan, er I mean #Alabama, is a win for all that is good in this world! *


Congrats, I suppose, to #Clemson, & whoever it was that was playing QB & zinging the ball around.


* Actually do feel bad for #Tua, the kid's a fighter.


#CFBChampionship

India Wins Test Series in Australia for the First Time!

Un-bl**dy-believable! To win a Test Series in #AUS*…man, this will go down in #IND #cricket history. 

Well done #Virat…& of course our great #CheteshwarPujara!

PS. I'm so down for a thunder-and-lightning/odd-couple buddy-comedy with #Pujara & #Pant#PujaraAndPant!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ 🏏



Golden Globes 2019

#GoldenGlobes


#Oh & #Samberg were good, no? 

#Bale & #Whishaw, just have Brits give all speeches. 

Speaking of, #GlennClose & #ReginaKing, #Oscars for acceptance speeches! 

#CarolBurnett & #JeffBridges, that's how you do lifetime achievements!

#RichardEGrant 😩 

#DickVanDyke πŸ’ͺ



06 January 2019

Chargers Beat Ravens 2019 NFL Playoffs

Any loss for the #Ravens is a win for the rest of the us...


... but @mascotte's #Chargers almost Charger-ed it away, huh?!🀨 How many wide-open throws did "surefire HOF-er" #PhilipRivers miss?!🀷‍♀️


PS. Kinda feel bad for that poor kid #LamarJackson...


#NFLPlayoffs

05 January 2019

Federer (& Bencic!) Win(s) 2019 Hopman Cup

No matter what happens in 2019 we'll always have the #HopmanCup, eh?🀩


Great win for #Federer (& #Bencic with her own feelgood storyπŸ‘) over the likes of #Tiafoe/#Tsitsipas/#Zverev (Gen*Now* amirite?!🀣)!


PS. Nuthin', just two #GOAT's selfie-ing! #SerenaπŸ‘




04 January 2019

Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku)

#Shoplifters   


Incredible, emotionally shattering cinematic experience! Delicately put together by Kore-eda & his stunning actors: Franky, Kiki, Matsuoka & esp Ando (hello, #Oscars!) & the kids. Magnificient prod design & cinematography. One of *the* best movies of the year!πŸ‘



03 January 2019

RIP Kader Khan

RIP #KaderKhan 


Not only one of the all-time great character actors, his onscreen chameleonic excellence extended to writing these movies & helping shape the Bollywood from my youth. He was a self-taught physicist, engineer, poet etc. on top of all that. A true renaissance man.



02 January 2019

RIP Mrinal Sen

RIP #MrinalSen


One of our greatest filmmakers. Formed the Holy Quartet of Bengali Cinema with Ray, Ghatak & Sinha that changed the artform forever. Daring, humanistic director who never shied away from shining a light on those who had been marginalised. End of an era. Sigh...



01 January 2019

Happy New Year 2019

#HappyNewYear World! Wishing you a fantastic 2019! πŸ’₯ πŸŽ‡πŸ€™πŸ€Ÿ✌️πŸ‘



31 December 2018

Escape at Dannemora

#EscapeAtDannemora


Fantastic! Key leading indicator of the promised blurring between film/TV. Kudos to all: Stiller, Arquette, Dano, Del Toro, Morse, HOF-worthy PD(!πŸ‘) & DP (Ep5 opening & closing shots!😲) & *esp* Lange. He breaks your heart, hopefully #Emmys won't break his!πŸ™Œ




30 December 2018

Steelers Come Up Agonisingly Short in Playoff Push Thanks to More Boneheaded Browns' Decisions

Dear #GreggWilliams, TBH would like a word with you & #BakerMayfield...run the bl**dy ball! 


Gawd, those insufferable #Ravens🀯


With *all* the boldfaced talent the #Steelers had, is this the biggest underachievement in 30 years? #Tomlin & coaches need to be held accountable...



Steelers’ Playoff Hopes Rest on the Browns!!!

I can't believe I'm gonna say this: 


#HereWeGo...#BakerMayfield!!!!


😱😨😰😳🀭



Federer Begins the 2019 Tennis Season on a Winning Note

Have you heard the news today, oh boy... the #GOAT's back! And he looks better than ever at the #HopmanCup!


Wait, it's not even 2019 yet, how did the #tennis season start already?!


Is this possibly the GOAT's Last Stand?! Please say it ain't so #Federer, say it ain't so!!😰😨



India Wins Third Test Over Australia!!!!🚨 πŸš¨πŸš¨πŸš¨πŸš¨πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€™πŸ’ͺ🧚‍♀️πŸ˜„πŸ˜

Un-bl**dy-believable! To win a Test...Series...Away...thanks to *pace* bowling...in #AUS...this will go down in #IND's cricket history!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ 


Thx to #Pujara, #Jasprit...& #Virat's captaincy πŸ˜‡


PS. With the racist commentary & fan chants...Aussies never learn, huh?πŸ™„


#AUSvIND






29 December 2018

Liverpool Hammers Arsenal 5-1!!!

Stop me if you've heard this before: #Salah (so selfessπŸ€™), #Mane...& #Firmino (hattrick!)... & ya, know, *all* the rest... but before you get too excited half the #EPL season's left, & there's a big #ManCity match coming up...


But 5-1 vs #Arsenal... ha!πŸ‘


#LIVARS


#LFC #YNWA



28 December 2018

India-Australia Test Hangs in Balance / Trent Boult Amazing Performance

Oh man, I was about to write an ode to the great #Cheteshwar #Pujara... but then 54/5 happened! Yikes! Looks like #BoxingDay Test will go down to the wire...😰

PS. #Bumrah... 6-33?!πŸ’ͺπŸ‘

#AUSvIND


PPS. #TrentBoult: 6W...for 4R... in 15 balls?!😲

#NZvSL





Green Book

#GreenBook


Lovely feel-good make-believe print-the-legend movie. Professionally crafted crowd-pleasing mid-budget mainstream studio adult fare…remember those? Viggo & Ali are sensational, as is the work done by Bowers!πŸŽΉπŸŽΌπŸ‘πŸ™ŒPS. Don't tug on the based-on-a-true-story thread😲



27 December 2018

RIP Sister Wendy Beckett

RIP #SisterWendyBeckett


Such a warm, avuncular presence, helped make art accessible to the rest of us philistines. I might still be way behind when it comes to art appreciation, but it was always so much fun to watch her on TV.



Tully (2002)

#Tully (2002)


An absolute gem! This *truly* independent slice of Americana was one of the best films I saw that year/decade/since. Beautiful, melancholic, meditative with a quietly devastating ending. Thx for introducing me to the great #JulianneNicholson & @ansonmount (h/t TBH)



26 December 2018

Vice

#ViceMovie


McKay takes Michael Moore & adds a soupΓ§on of Oliver Stone to make a hilarious/informative (heart[s]πŸ˜‡ of)dark(ness) comedy. #Oscars all around for Adams, the editor, & esp Bale! Dude, they should just retire a wing in the #Oscar HOF for him. In-bl**dy-credible!πŸ˜²πŸ‘πŸ‘



25 December 2018

Lakers Beat Warriors... By 26 pts... On the Road... Without LeBron! 😱

What a win for #LeBron (er, I mean #Lakers)... actually, no this one time it was the other guys, kids really, who *hammered* #Warriors... on the road?!


PS. Still not a Lakers fan... but this kid #Zubac joined #KingJames in my fan-for-life club! πŸ˜‚πŸ€πŸ’ͺ



Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays 2018


#MerryChristmas World, er, I mean #HappyHolidays! Hope Santa was good to you this year! 🌲☃️πŸŽ…


24 December 2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

#SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse


OMBG! The Best Superhero/Comic Book/Animated/Mainstream/Coming-of-Age/Origin-Story Movie, heck just *movie* you'll see in a long time! Find the biggest 3-D screen possible & have your eyes (& hearts) blown! This one's gonna join the pantheon! πŸ•·πŸ•ΈπŸ·



23 December 2018

Steelers Lose in Devastating Fashion to Saints Due to Horrible Ref Calls

Noooooooo!!!


Rubbish flags on those 4th down plays destroyed #Steelers season. 


Chin up #JuJu!


PS Not dignifying that #Saints troller with a response


PPS Love #NickFoles but he handed #Patriots a path to #SuperBowl


PPPS #Chargers gonna Charge, but why vs #RavensπŸ™„


#PITvsNO


22 December 2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is Awesome!!!!!!!!!

If I had any guts at all I'd say that my favourite movie of the year is...


#SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse!!!!


πŸ˜±πŸ‘πŸ€²πŸ‘πŸ€˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ•·πŸ·


Hopefully, other, more courageous, people are shouting from the rooftops that this is ...


The Best Movie, Ever!!!



21 December 2018

Dodgers Trade Wood, Kemp... & Puig!!! Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

Those howls you hear are TBH's cries of agony! Say it ain't so #Dodgers, say it ain't so!


A sad day, indeed. Goodbye #Yasiel #Puig (The #WildHorse!🐎⚾️πŸ’ͺ), #MattKemp, #AlexWood...gone but not forgotten!


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