31 January 2021

Bird is the Word!

I can't tell, is (s)he flipping me the, ahem, bird?!

不 不 不 不 不 不 不



Stay safe everyone!!

#LosAngeles #CA

30 January 2021

Lakers Win Close Match vs. Celtics / Rams Blockbuster Trade

Hey, waddya know #LeBron, er, #Lakers finally win a road game

#AD(as always!)

Of course, 8-10 other teams are legit contenders, #NBA playoffs're gonna be h*ll for me

#LakeShow

PS. Always liked #Goff, but #Stafford saved my fantasy a** *many* times予!

#Rams

29 January 2021

RIP Cloris Leachman

RIP #ClorisLeachman

One of my all-time favourite character actresses. Found her thanks to comedy films (Mel Brooks, Herbie, Muppets, Beverly Hillbillies). Only later with Last Picture Show did I understand her remarkable range. What a long, glorious career (incl. American Gods)

28 January 2021

Liverpool Gets Much-Needed Win and Goal Over Spurs

Oh hey, waddya know, #LFC won a match...& scored a goal 戊!

Superb win over #Spurs; any loss for self-styled genius #Mourinho is a win for us all...

#TOTLIV ➡️ Totally #Liverpool, right?不

PS. Still only in 4th place tho

#YNWA

27 January 2021

Radioactive

#Radioactive

Superbly-crafted biopic of the dutiful kind, with some inspired, decidedly non-dutiful, flourishes from #MarjaneSatrapi. Tremendous work by the cast: #AnyaTaylorJoy, a fiercely-committed #RosamundPike & a scene-stealing #SamRiley. Quite an eye-opening story.

26 January 2021

Happy Republic Day 2021

Happy #RepublicDay everyone!

In the meantime please enjoy this photo of, uhhhh, I think #UmaidBhawan?, in amazing #Jodhpur

#Rajasthan #India

24 January 2021

Patrick Mahomes Gets to the Super Bowl Without Aaron Rodgers

Oh man, we were a 4th down conv + dodgy ref non-call away from the #StateFarmBowl

Don't feel too bad for #BillsMafia tho'...they'll always have beautiful #Buffalo to go home to 不

RIP Larry King

RIP #LarryKing

Growing up he was *the* face of American TV for us, no? Genial TV host with an insanely long(seemingly infinite) & lucrative career. Legendary #Dodgers fan(who moved to LA first?), revered by the #PTI chaps.

22 January 2021

No Man’s Land

#NoMansLand

Sturdy B-movie Western with more on its mind and its heart decidedly on its sleeve. Loved the cinematography, all those beautiful Mexican locations! Great change-of-pace work from #FrankGrillo & #GeorgeLopez but Jiminez's effortless gravitas steals the show.

20 January 2021

India History-making Win vs. Australia to Win Test Series!

 






Un-bl**dy-believable!

A win for the #Cricket ages!

Steady #Pujara & Cap’n Cool #Rahane, blitzkrieg #Pant…& all those "rookies": #Shubman, #Shardul-#Washington(7th[!] wicket!), #Natarajan, #Siraj…too young to be cowed by paper-bullies #AUS!

Kids these days...予

#AUSvIND #IND

19 January 2021

Relic

#RELIC

As a rule I don't watch horror(ER bills are too high) but when a film is this good...What a masterfully crafted piece of work, kudos to superb cast, DP, sound/prod design, edit & esp director James, making her debut! Hand her the keys to *all* the franchise kingdoms!

17 January 2021

Liverpool Frustrating Low-Energy Draw vs Blood Rival Man United

Gracias dios por #Alisson(#Duolingo)!

#MUFC...really?! Really?! I thought we were past all that

I've always liked #Shaqiri, but where did this #Thiago fellow come from予

#PL #LIVMUN #LFC #Liverpool #YNWA

Taking Flight

Taking flight...

Gotta say, as terrified as am I of flying, I can't wait to be back in the air visiting family.... when things final/hopeful-ly return to normal

✈️

PS. 80° in January莞扔?!?!

#LosAngeles #CA

15 January 2021

Assassins

#Assassins

Good, clean beyond-the-headlines-one-shocking-twist-after-another-documentary-as-international-thriller fun. Maybe it could've delved deeper into the two people at the center of it all, but your jaw will be too busy dropping to the floor for you to notice.

12 January 2021

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

#NeverRarelySometimesAlways

Devastating. Directed with complete mastery of tone by #ElizaHittman, precisely building to its beatific, melancholy ending. Superb perfs by Ryder & breakout Flanigan. Prod design & *great* DP #HeleneLouvart Forget Indie Spirts, #Oscars for all!

11 January 2021

India Pull Off Heroic Draw vs. Australia



Okay, it may not be Calcutta-01(*nothing* is), but #IND's *heroic* draw against mighty #AUS-sies will go down in history!

Hard-charging #RishabhPant, tough #Pujara(no whinging about his RR now, eh?), professional-thorn-in-side #RAshwin, et al.

PS. #SteveSmith

#AUSvIND

RIP Michael Apted

RIP #MichaelApted

One of my *very* favourite directors. His #UpSeries is one of the most staggering achievements in cinema history(no #Oscars?!). But not to be overlooked were his fantastic mid-budget studio films, which never lost sight of the humanity at the center of them all

10 January 2021

India Mounting Furious Comeback vs. Australia in Third Test

We might be on the cusp of a historic comeback...

... in Test #Cricket



Don't look now but #IND's only a 100-odd runs away from beating #AUS!

Let's go #Pujara!

PS. Poor #RishabhPant...out on 97

#AUSvIND

Steelers Down 0-28 in First Quarter vs. Browns

Welp, is it too late to fall off the #Dryuary bandwagon

#Steelers #HereWeGo ...

...to a 0-28 first quarter deficit

Steelers Down 0-21 in First Quarter vs. Browns

Hey, are we still in 2020?!



#Steelers #HereWeGo ...

...to a 21-pt First Quarter deficit against a team they've beaten 17 straight times at home

08 January 2021

Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds

#Fireball

Stunning, eye-watering 4K images to soothe the soul at a time when all our souls need soothing…& then the inimitable #WernerHerzog pops up to jauntily reminds us of our impending inevitable doom 突不 Wonderful, thoughtful awe-inspiring-laced-with-existential-dread doc

03 January 2021

Steelers Lose Close Match with Browns(Who Finally Make the Playoffs)

Give #Tomlin credit, smartly kept out #TJWatt instead of letting him pile up meaningless stats to bolster already open-&-shut #DPOY case

PS. Nice to see #Tuitt, #MikeHilton, #Alualu finally get their due予

PPS. What a year for #Claypool

#HereWeGo #Steelers to playoffs!

02 January 2021

01 January 2021

Happy New Year 2021 2/

...But this event touched every corner of the globe, every part of humanity, *every*thing!

Hopefully, things will slowly start getting back to normal, whatever that is. After all, that's what we always have, hope, right?

Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy 2021

: TBH

Happy New Year 2021 1/2

#HappyNewYear World!

Ya know, I was telling TBH this pandemic was probably our generation's World War...

...I mean, not, uh, a *war*-war, per se, but typically most of the world's conflicts have taken place in lands far, far away, while we watched them unfold on TV...