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‘