Despite feeling more tired than usual this week because ugh, it’s Daylight Saving Time again, I made it through the week alive. Here’s some proof:
- I FINALLY saw Get Out. Yes, it’s that good. Yes, you should see it in the theater. As someone who has recently come around to horror movies, this was a perfect blend of social commentary and horror movie tropes. It’s entirely modern & classic. If you’ve seen it, I recommend getting some deeper podcast perspective: No, Totally and Black Girl Nerds.
- Speaking of diverse voices in film: Rebecca Theodore on Diversity & Inclusion in Film Criticism.
- I’m reading Papergirls & I love it. It’s written by Brian K. Vaughan who also writes my favorite graphic novel, Saga, plus it’s basically the answer to, “What if ANY of the many stories I grew up with as a kid in the ’80s about an unexpected group of children saving the day were about girls?”
- It’s SXSW time in Austin and while I generally steer clear of large crowds, I have been following the movie news: The Work seems like it might be one of the most important films released this year.
- Another movie I’m looking forward to:
- Something good in politics: The Netherlands rejected an anti-Muslim candidate for Prime Minister this week. And Vice asked young Dutch Muslims how they felt about it.
- The Mindy Project went all in on what it’s like to be a white man, & it was wonderful.
- Finally, a favorite from Twitter this week (Total BFFs & Grace and Frankie comes back next week! :)):
Have a good weekend!