Currently watching – Werewolf, directed by Ashley McKenzie, 2016. McKenzie is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker. This film depicts the lives of two methadone addicts in Nova Scotia.
Currently watching – And Nothing Happened, directed by Naima Ramos-Chapman. Ramos-Chapman is a young American interdisciplinary artist. This is a short film, which I’m trying to watch more of.
Currently reading – Saga, Volumes 6 and 7, by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan. Fiona Staples is an Eisner Award winning Canadian artist and Brian K. Vaughan is an Eisner Award winning writer. Almost done with this series.
Currently watching – 2046, directed by Wong Kar-wai, 2004. This is a quasi-sequel to In the Mood for Love, sort of like Wong had a dream about the first film. But when I first watched these movies, I did so closely together.
Currently watching – The Adventures of Prince Achmed, directed by Lotte Reiniger, 1926. Born in 1899, Charlotte “Lotte” Reiniger was a German film director and animation pioneer. This film, inspired by a story from 1,001 Nights, is widely considered the oldest surviving feature-length animation.
Currently watching – Spider-Man: Far From Home, directed by Jon Watts. Born in 1981, Watts is an American screenwriter and filmmaker. This shit ain’t streaming.
Currently watching – Portrait of a Lady on Fire, directed by Céline Sciamma, 2019. Born in 1978, Sciamma is a French screenwriter and director.
Currently reading – The Sellout, by Paul Beatty. Beatty is an American writer born in 1962. This comic novel, about a man who tries to reinstitute segregation in Los Angeles and keep a slave in a debacle that ends up in the Supreme Court, won the Man Booker Prize in 2016 – the first American novel to do so.
Currently watching – Ivan’s Childhood, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962. Born in 1932, Tarkovsky was a legendary Russian director. This was his debut feature, about a young boy’s experience during WW2.
Currently watching – Queen of Diamonds, directed by Nina Menkes, 1991. Menkes is an American independent filmmaker. This film is a dreamy depiction of life on the margins of Las Vegas.