April 2023 Favourites
A few things I enjoyed this month.
A couple of films that have been on my watch list a long time this month.
- 12 Angry Men (1957) – There is a reason why it’s at the top of a lot of lists. Brilliant.
- First Reformed (2017) – Didn’t know what to expect from this but it blew me away.
- There Will Be Blood (2007) – I understand the hype now.
- Parallel Mothers (2021)
- Wild (2014)
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
- Succession season 4 – From Connor’s Funeral to Living+, this show gets better and better. I can’t believe it’s ending soon.
- Taskmaster series 15 – My favourites this series are Mae Martin and Kiell Smith-Bynoe!
- BEEF (2023)
- Succession Power Rankings – Hung Up by Hunter Harris – I say it pretty much every month: Hunter is my favourite writer. Numbers coming in last in 406’s rankings killed me:
“Numbers have not been this down bad since a teacher looked me in the eye and expected me to do something with y=f(x). Can’t Kendall just draw boobs on his TI graphing calculator like everyone else sitting in math class just making up numbers?”
- One True Loves – Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Is Therapy Speak Making Us Selfish? – Bustle. I found this an interesting read.
- the record – boygenius
- Specifically Emily I’m Sorry – I love.
- One that Got Away – MUNA
- Ben Affleck on Smartless – I find Affleck super fascinating. I could listen to him talk about his films, especially his directed features, for hours. I particularly like this episode because Jason Bateman was in Air (2023) as well as working together a few times. Shout out to the moment when Jennifer Lopez appears, destroys Sean’s mini performance of Waiting For Tonight and then leaves. ‘Honey, it’s waiting for tonight‘.
- John Kearns on Off Menu – John Kearns is so naturally funny. I cried with laughter listening to this episode. In desperate need of the uncut 3 hour edit. RELEASE THE KEARNS CUT, BENITO.
- Slam Poetry – Santagato Studios. I don’t listen or watch many things in full from Santagato Studios/The Basement Yard podcast, but I adore Frankie and Joey in the clips that always fill my timeline. I’ve watched their Slam Poetry videos numerous times in April and now it’s become part of my daily language.